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Postby Hopeful2BPregnant » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:53 pm

Hi, I am new to this site. I am 43 and I will be going through my 2nd IVF in February. The first in October IVF resulted in a negative.

I had a question about using my husband's sperm. He had a vasectomy 10 years ago and my doctor said that his sperm was "immature" and that I should consider using donor sperm. However, the urologist that perfomed the procedure to extract the sperm said that is not a true statement. Is anyone going through this and have any information regarding this? My husband and I really want a biological child if it is at all possible.

Thanks for any help.
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Postby LuAnne41 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:21 am

I've never heard that term, "immature sperm". My ex-husband had a vasectomy reversal. Afterwards, he produced sperm of average count, poor motility and morphology, but they just selected the best sperm and did ICSI. It is my understanding that ICSI will bypass most sperm problems. Is your RE doing ICSI?
ME: 45 DH: 44

Multiple IVF's --->> 1 chemical, one m/c @ 8wks & a Gazillion BFN's

ED in 2007 --->> B/G twins
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Postby Natalie Anne » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:03 pm

Hi

my dh had Surgical Sperm Retrieval. The sperm cannot swim anywhere, it just "twitches". this means that you have to have ICSI where they inject the sperm right into the egg instead of IVF where they put the sperm and egg in the same petri dish and let the sperm swim to and penetrate the egg.

Please ask if you have any more questions, that is what we are all here for.

Natalie
9 failed attempts using thawed, surgically retrieved sperm.
2 year break and vasectomy reversal for dh.
Consultation for 10th attempt using fresh sperm - Nov 09.
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Postby seali » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:54 pm

Hello and Merry Christmas!
I am new to the site and wanted to introduce myself. I am 40 years old and am currently in my two week wait for round three of ivf. Anyone currently in wait mode?
Good luck to you all. May it be a Happy Hopeful New Year for us all! :wink:
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Postby seali » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:44 pm

Hi Hopeful2bpregnant,
We did go through a similar situation with a reversal. After our first ivf failure our dr. recommended a sperm donor (even though we had used icsi). We went back to the urologist who said my husband was fine. We have since then done two ivf cycles and he has been fine for icsi. Icsi should do it.
Good luck,
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Postby Hopeful2BPregnant » Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:11 am

The first IVF was ICSI and the doctor said this was necessary mainly because of me (my eggs are harder to penetrate at my age). Thanks ladies for putting my mind at ease. We are going getting ready to go again in February and I'm really excited about the prospects of a GRAND NEW YEAR!!!!

I know 2007 will be a great year for everyone! :D

Thanks and good luck to each of you!!!
ME 43, DH 37
DH has 2 children, 1 Rat Terrier-SuzieQ
1st IVF October 2006-BFN
2nd IVF February 2007-BFN
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