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    Default IVF/ICSI - azoospermia - no female issues

    Hello there, first time posting in a forum so here it goes :-)

    I am 23 yo and husband is 28. Have been trying for three years, found out over a year ago that husband has azoopspermia, real shock as we are both healthy, active, healthy BMI etc etc. I am an AIN and husband is a personal trainer..
    No fertility issues myself, I'm in prime health for babies.
    Hopefully we start ICSI soon, depending on how finances go, could be March or October... soooooo long but focusing on healthy food and just enjoying life...
    Have already done tests as we were going to commence IVF last year but decided on a holiday to distress but will need to get them done again...
    Husband has sperm frozen in storage, my thoughts are, what if when they thaw them out, they die? Would they retrieve sperm ASAP or would they cancel the cycle?
    Really scared it won't work first go and also nervous about egg retrieval as I get slight ovulation discomfort so worried about OHSS. Have been finding it mentally hard lately, crying a lot, and find it hard to be around pregnant mummas... and no real support from family (no asking how we going, or just get the "your still young you'll be fine") argh! Lol and I think because everyone has a baby they don't care?

    Is there anyone out there with a similar story?
    Don't know if I just need support, have a whine or just see how other people's journeys are going? Haha

    Wishing everyone all the best in their journeys :-)
    Merry Christmas and happy New year :-)

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    @mrshurley: from the sound of it, your DH has obstructive azoospermia? This is good news! Of course, this is relatively speaking because no one wants to be in the infertility group. Do you know the cause of your DH obstructive azoospermia (OA)? Normally, the success rate for OA is pretty good unless there is an underlying genetic condition. Some of us whose DH with non-obstructive azoo went through a pretty difficult journey, although with a good ending in a different way.

    For the thawing process, some of them will die. However, if they are able to freeze it, I believe that they must have retrieved enough for this to happen.

    Good luck for the new year. BH is good for support during the IVF journey.

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    We havnt seen fertility specialists in regards to husbands infertility, only about starting ivf but there are no genetic factors but he does have low testosterone... I'd love for husband to get looked at further to see if surgery would be worthwhile unblocking his tubes if that's where the problem is but he's not interested I think because he read somewhere that surgery may affect his erection? ( Sorry haha) but he can't go by what he reads on the net... thank you for your reply :-)
    P.S we have 3 straws of sperm frozen...

    Happy new year :-)

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    @mrshurley: i am confused. Where did your DH do the retrieval process if he didn't go through a fertility specialist? Sorry for my ignorant. I don't know any place other than the fertility clinic that will store sperms.

    Some men with obstructive azoo is caused by genetic. They are born without the "tubes" that allow sperms to come all the way out. There is no surgery can fix that. If it is just blockage due to other causes, most drs would advice against the surgery anyway because it is very invasive and long recovery process without a guarantee that it will work. Normally, they will just advise a sperm aspiration retrieval with local aneasthestic. Less invasive and better success rate for a baby.

    Does he have high FSH? If you are thinking to do IVF then perhaps it is best to consult with the specialist first. It takes time to get things rolling.........

    Good luck!

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    "We havnt seen fertility specialist in regards to husbands infertility.." meaning we havnt seen specialists to see about fixing his obstructive azoospermia (not genetic) ... all hormone levels are normal besides low testosterone but FS suggested it could be because there's no sperm being released..
    It's 50:50 chance that surgery may fix it...
    We have already gone through sperm aspiration with a total of 3 straws in storage which means there is a great number in his testes....
    We have already done our initial consults/tests to begin IVF. Just got to play the waiting game

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    Sorry misread it. It seems like everything is rolling. That's good then. Ivf is a strange game. Some people get lucky with one go, not so lucky to some. Hopefully u have a short journey.


 

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