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What are my chances?

Postby brolem » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:45 am

I am not sure if I am in the correct forum. My DH and I have been trying to conceive for the past 1 1/2 years. I was pregnant at 17, but terminated the pregnancy. I am now 36 and DH is 42. I have been tested and found to be quite healty and capable of getting pregnant. DH's sperm count is exceptionally low, however. Roughly, what are our chances of having a successful IVF, both with and without ICSI, the first time around?

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Postby ivfnurse » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:26 pm

It depends on your facility. At my facility you would have a 60% chance. Since the diagnosis is a low sperm count and with the ICSI technology, I feel your chances would be very good! Good luck!
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Ressia » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:11 am

I think you should visit a fertility expert to find a solution in improving your husband's sperm. Try to check in clinics at Ukraine.
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Emily_rose » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:44 am

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a specialised form of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) that is used for the treatment of severe cases of male-factor infertility. ICSI involves the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg. Both IVF and ICSI are same expect the procedure. In IVF, the sperm and egg are fertilized in a lab dish whereas in ICSI the sperm is directly injected to egg to make it more fertile. The ICSI is used in case of:
The man has very low sperm count, the sperm have low motility
Previous IVF attempts have failed
The fertilization rate had been unexpectedly poor
Frozen sperm is being used in the treatment.
The success rate of IVF with or without ICSI is almost same because the embryo implantation rates is same in both cases. Hope you it useful. Good Luck.
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Eliza101 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:01 am

Hi Brolem

I understand how difficult is this to not have a baby even after trying for 1-1.5 years. It's quite difficult to be strong in that time. But you should try to be strong and positive. As you said are healthy enough to get pregnant but your husband has low sperm count. Then firstly you should natural ways to increase his sperm count or medication can be an option. There are many ways to increase sperm counts. At last, if nothing works then you can go with IVF & if you want a baby with your husband's sperm then you can undergo IVF with ICSI but for that, your husband should have enough sperm quality Otherwise you can also try IVF with donor sperm. I think it works more effectively. Hope it helps you. good Luck.
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby ambywilliam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:04 am

Hi Brolem. You are on the right forum, my dear. You can share freely whatever you want to. I think you should go for IVF with ICSI. Chances will be increased with ICSI. Don’t make any more delays. Go for it. Keep me updated about your situation.
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