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    Hi there.

    This is my first time posting on any type of forum so feeling a tad apprehensive!!

    Hubby and I were diagnosed with Azoospermia 6 week so ago now and have had a heap of other tests to discover it is non obstructive and his hormones are also abnormal.

    We have been referred to a urologist to discuss the option of Microsurgical sperm retrival. We have also seen a donor counsellor as our other option if the retrival is unsuccessful.

    I was wordering if anyone else is/has gone through a similar thing and has some advice and how to support your husband? It seams we are on 2 totally different pages in the way we are dealing with it and even tho we both want to support one another neither of us know how to.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi my partner has obstructive azooapermia so we are in a different situation to you but some advice. When they find out it's a massive hit to there ego. My partner can now laugh about it as he says his plumbing is broken but we had a successful aspiration. They retrieved lots of sperm but quality wasn't great. First round of IVF only got 2 5 days embryos (1 is now our 1 year old and second took but due to my medical condition early miscarriage) second round was 3 5 day embryos and pregnant from that round. Sperm quality was the issue as I got 7 eggs first time and 12 eggs second!
    We never discussed donor sperm instead dealing with each stage as we went so not to overwhelm ourselves...
    We both dealt with it differently but in the end we wanted kids so knew we would explore options to have them. My sister just had a baby via a donor so we knew about the process too... good luck and honestly try not to overwhelm yourself with googling ect just take each step as it comes x

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    We also chose a tese first instead of going straight into a mtese as less invasive and did it separate to my cycle so too much wasn't going on at once

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    Thanks for that information. How wonderful you had a sucessful outcome with your 1 year old. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    We were given a 1-2% chance of retrival using the traditional way of sperm retrieval hence our fertility specialist said our best chance is the urologist. Our specialist described our results as being like a early onset male menopause. Only positive is it explains alot of other symptoms with his hormone levels being all messed up.

    I guess I'm finding it hard atm because the last 6 weeks has been all about supporting him and being there for him and not burdening him with my hurt out of fear of making him feel even more guilty. I can feel so alone at times as not many people know our situation and the ones who do although they are great they can't quiet fully understand our pain.

    How do I get support from him without making him feel even worse about himself? Or am I best to confide in family and friends and just continue to be strong and support him as I have been?

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    Did you guys have a good cry about it together and discuss your fears... We did this at the beginning but we did decide to take it one step at a time I also had him organise and take control of his procedure and appointments as it was his issue. I dealt with IVF ect. I guess you do have to support him and wait and see what the results are... but I think you probably need to ask the practise for details for someone you can speak too! Also did you ask if there was anything you can take to help boost chances of a retreival?
    Unfortunately it will be about him for a while because my partner was the biggest sook post op and I often hear how horrible it was which I just look at him after a c section and laugh haha
    I know there are a few girls on here who were on your path, some used doner sperm and some had success so it's a really mixed bag. Just make sure you speak to him and someone about it because whatever way this goes you need support too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azoospermia Rollercoaster View Post
    Hi there.

    This is my first time posting on any type of forum so feeling a tad apprehensive!!

    Hubby and I were diagnosed with Azoospermia 6 week so ago now and have had a heap of other tests to discover it is non obstructive and his hormones are also abnormal.

    We have been referred to a urologist to discuss the option of Microsurgical sperm retrival. We have also seen a donor counsellor as our other option if the retrival is unsuccessful.

    I was wordering if anyone else is/has gone through a similar thing and has some advice and how to support your husband? It seams we are on 2 totally different pages in the way we are dealing with it and even tho we both want to support one another neither of us know how to.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi there, my Dh had oligoazoospermia, he took profertil from Fairhaven, his sperm count n motility increased.
    All the best.
    Last edited by RubADub; 05-08-2017 at 19:14.

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    Hey.. this is my first time posting I just joined the forum. I am in a similar boat to you. My DH was diagnosed with azoospermia 3 weeks ago and since then I feel like our relationship is falling apart. We are seeing our FS next Wednesday for his blood results/u/s results and 2nd SA.
    We got married in May and have be TTC since- so finding this out was a big kick in the face as we had been so happy and excited about the idea of having a baby. I have tried to be supportive of DH but I am also stressed and anxious waiting for these results- feels all completely out of my control. My DH doesn't want to talk about anything and I crave talking and expressing myself. I feel this is putting a wedge between us. Given he has been very clear about not wanting to talk about it, I have made an appointment with a counsellor as I feel very lonely and the last thing I want is for us to be fighting.

    Any updates on your situation? I agree that even the people who know (not many) don't really understand and its pretty isolating. Trying to remain hopeful can be hard.

    I am just hopeful that the tests come back positive and then they can find some sperm with a biopsy or whatever course of action is next..



    Any advice and support is really appreciated.

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    Hi there. So sorry to hear this. Feel free to contact me via email dzerella@outlook.com and we can chat some more about it. ๐Ÿ˜Š


 

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