I have a pretty similar situation to you. We were ttc for about a year with no luck at all. All my tests came back perfect, but my husbands first sperm count was at 9 million. The next one he had was at 14 million (with everything else pretty decent- morphology, motility etc). We kept trying for a while longer, but were told we would need ivf. This was really devastating for both of us. And you need time to really let yourself just feel what you need to feel.
After about 21 months of ttc we started ivf. We didnt need to do icsi as he had plenty of sperm for ivf- I think I remember the ivf scientist saying they put about 100,000 (healthy) sperm around each egg.
Anyways, I am now pregnant. After our first go with IVF, I am pregnant. Its very early days but I am really hopeful! So there is hope for you. You are young and healthy and that is a really great thing. I remember our fertility specialist saying that with ivf/icsi the man's problem is pretty much taken out of the equation and if the female has no probs then your odds of it working are pretty good.
If youre thinking about ivf, my advice would be to book in all your appointments nice and quick because the initial process can take a little while to get through.. once you have all the info you need and all the tests done then you can make a decision about whether its what you both want to do.
Don't give up!! It is a really hard time, but don't give up!
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23-03-2013 06:57 #11Senior Member
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23-03-2013 09:44 #12
Thank you so much for your positive stories.
There's no way I'm giving up and there's no way I'm gonna wait around for years and years for a miracle baby to turn up naturally. Ill do whatever it takes with the IVF processes. It's just a tad overwhelming and not what young ppl expect things will pan out like! But it is what it is. I've got through more health problems to last a lifetime and I can get thru this as well
29-03-2013 19:41 #13
I've decided to go back to my GP clinic next week and see my primary GP who is a female. I'd been seeing this other GP for a issue he specializes in (skin) when I got the referrals for fertility testing. I'm just not happy with the off hand comment he made about my husband and this isn't the first time it's happened. He's made comments about my breasts still being 'huge' after 2 breast reductions and when doing a skin check he pointed out my stomach stretch marks (from rapid weight gain from a medication which is in my file) and said something like 'wow, pregnancy won't be kind to you then'.
I have a sense of humour so that's why I've continued to see him as I don't think he's being malicious but already feeling quite upset about my husbands results I don't want to be on edge him.
I'm gonna ask her on Wednesday to refer me right away to a specialist at Monash IVF. I'm not convinced that my results can be perfectly normal. Can it be possible that the cycle they took the day 22 then day 3 bloods could be a good cycle and other cycles abnormal?
My last 4 cycles have been 26 or 27 days (including the one that was tested). This month my cycle was 36 days. Last yr I had 2 cycles that were 36 and 38. Could I not be ovulating on the longer cycles?
In any event I want to hear it from a specialist. I'm thinking of:
Dr Lynn Burmeister
Associate Prof Luk Rombauts
Or Dr Gareth Weston.
Anybody have advice on these particular doctors? I'm leaning towards Lynn as I prefer female doctors, especially for something like this.
Last edited by 3cats1pug; 29-03-2013 at 19:43.
16-04-2013 13:34 #14
My partners sperm was 97 million per ml, and all my results came back excellent too but we are now dealing with 'unexplained infertility'. I am sure there is something wrong with me, they just haven't found it. There can be so many causes of infertility.
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17-04-2013 00:36 #15
Is 26/27 days considered that short? I thought that was pretty normal...
I'm on day 19 atm, we'll soon see how this month pans out.
The month that I had day 3 and 22 bloods checked I had a 27 day cycle and all my hormones were in the correct levels for the time of the month they were checked and it indicated that I ovulated.
I have an appointment next weds to see a specialist at monash IVF. Very much looking forward to hearing what he has to say and getting some questions answered.
17-04-2013 15:17 #16Senior Member
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17-04-2013 15:22 #17
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17-04-2013 15:31 #18
Hi, We are starting our first round of icsi in June, due to low/no everything, count, morphology and motility.
But every time I get tests I always ask for copies, I've found my FS only talks about the things he thinks are relevant and that's not really acceptable to me, especially when he is usually thinking 5 steps ahead all the time. So always ask for a copy, the receptionist will photocopy them for you.
Good luck with everything and hopefully you can get some answers soon!
17-04-2013 18:43 #19
Good luck to you too.
24-04-2013 11:48 #20
So I have my very first appointment at Monash IVF late this arvo. I'm getting really nervous!!!!!
I'm anxious as to what he's gonna say. More tests and delays or being told just to keep trying.
15 cycles trying this month... Nothing!
My poor hubby has never had a thing wrong with him and gets stressed about going to a doctor. I've had numerous operations so I know how some of the medical system works. I feel bad for him and what the doc might say to him.
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