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Postby karenkirwan » Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:57 am

i have already been through 3 unsuccessful icsi treatments and would like to try a donor insemination. My doctors keep insisting that I continue to try the ICSI treatment as it may take longer cycles but with my last treatment I developed an infection that left me in bed for 2 weeks with crippling abdominal pains. After that I don't think I could bear that again let alone the disappointment of another unsuccessful attempt. Also, on all 3 cycle treatments I have never made it to the pregnancy date set & usually started bleeding after 7 days after the embryo transfer. I am 33 and concerned about my age and would appreciate it if someone could tell me if i can just have a simple donor insemination with or without the drug treatment. My husband is all for donor insemination as we are desperate to have a family or our own & I have been told by our local adoption services that I am too old to adopt. My husband has a 10 yr old daughter from a previous relationship and he was diagnosed with a low sperm count with poor motility and antibodies. I had a number of tests and a laroscopy which produced no abnormalities.
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Postby fiona_lk » Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:28 pm

Hi Karen,<br><br>I've posted on the general forum in responce to your other posting, and noticed you're asking about IUI here.<br><br>You can do IUI with or without drugs. They normally allow you to go through 5 IUI without drugs and upto 5 with a low dose of follicle stimulating hormone. But this tends to be the build up to IVF, not usually after you've been through IVF/ICSI.<br><br>As in my post to Heather - you will have to go for counselling - it is compulsary with donor treatment.<br><br>The infection was probably just an unfortunate thing that happened - if they don't give you anti-biotics as a matter of course (as they do at MFS) then you could ask if you can have some if you decide to go through ICSI again.<br><br>Good Luck<br><br><br><br>Fiona
Me:36 Dh:46, ttc 5+yrs, M/F (96% abnormal).
13 unsuccessful Txs From 2000 [4xClomid (NHS), 7xIUI(d)s & ICSI#1 (MFS), ICSI#2 (MFS) Oct 02 (ectopic)] Natural pg Jan 03 m/c 5.5wks
ICSI#3 (CARE) +ve boy (Xander) EDD 21/03/04 - so excited!!!!!!
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Postby karenkirwan » Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:38 am

To Fiona,<br><br>Thanks for replying- I appreciate your advice and a going to see my GP on Friday and I will discuss with him.<br><br>Thanks.<br><br>Karen.
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