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Postby nicolamark » Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:43 pm

Hi, It's me again! Looking for some advice...... Me and dh had a letter through today, asking us to contact the hosp. about arranging a date for his biopsy operation. Which we have been waiting for, for the last 6 months. But dh & I are both scared.

Really dont know anything......What happens? How long does it take?
Is it day surgery or is it longer? Any Risks? How long is recovery?

So many Questions?

Please, if anyone has any info please help us, or if anyone has been there. let us know what its like!

Many Thanks!
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
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2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby Sand » Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:12 pm

Hi Nicolamark .... I'm just scanning through some of the other forums and saw your post ..... I'm afraid I can't answer your questions as I've no experience of biopsies, but if you post again on the General Forum, you'll have a better chance of someone with this experience replying ...... Everyone trying to conceive tends to post on the General Forum, rather than the others ...

Good luck !
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1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
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Postby Natalie Anne » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:21 pm

Hi Nicola


I assume your dh is having surgical sperm retrieval. if not, then sorry if my advice is not relevant!

My dh is having surgical sperm retrieval next Wednesday 15th Sep at Liverpool Women's Hospital because he had a vasectomy about 9 years ago.

On Monday he will have blood tests then on Wednesday he has a general anasthetic and they try to suction out sperm from the tubing behind the testicles through a small incision. if this is unsuccesful (as it is in 60% of cases) then they do a biopsy. they cut 3 times into the testicle and then extract sperm from the tissue. It is a day case so he can go home that evening. he then has a check up 2 days later. He will be a bit sore but otherwise recovery isn't too bad.

The consultant we are using has a 100% success rate. The sperm are frozen and are used for ICSI which we will hopefully have in the next couple of weeks.

I hope this helps you. Good luck and tell your dh not to worry!!

Natalie
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Postby ogr1 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:11 pm

i hope everything went good.
becky
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and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
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Postby nicolamark » Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:53 pm

Hi Thanks, only just logged on today and seen this message, dh's biopsy was today, but decided not to go ahead right at the the last minute.
I'm a bit angry, trying to see it from his point of veiw, I do understand. I love him and thats all that matters really!!
we are back on the waiting list, in case he decides he can go through with it later down the line,
I just wish this would go away! Its oh so hard to cope!!
Thanks for advice,

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2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby Natalie Anne » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:15 am

I don't understand. why did he back out? because he was scared? first of all, there's nothing to be scared of, and secondly, i don't intend to be mean, but if your problem is male factor then you can't go ahead until he does something about it!!

Just so you know, my dh had no problem at all with his biopsy. he had no pain before, during or after the op, the tiniest bit of bruising, a couple of stitches which dissolved and said he enjoyed spending a couple of days resting!!

we got enough for 10 ivf/icsi cycles which is fantastic and we were back having sex after just a few days with no pain or problems at all. i start downregging on 10th Nov.

if you want any more advice, please ask because i can really, really recommend that he has this done.

good luck
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Postby nicolamark » Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:34 pm

Just come across this post form a few months back, thought I'd up date things!!!!!

We never had the biopsy done and to be honest, we decided not go ahead ever............
We are now waiting for treatment using a donor, both really happy about this.
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
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2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
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Postby ogr1 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:17 am

good luck with your donor
may all your dreams come true!!!!!
becky
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Postby nicolamark » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:49 pm

Just updating this.............
Appointment on 24th feb with clinic. should be starting treatment soon.
:D
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2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby ogr1 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:51 pm

glad to hear that you are starting treatment soon..

i will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you
becky
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:27 am

Hope all goes ok for you.
Good Luck
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Postby Sand » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:41 am

Hope your appointment is fruitful, and your tmt starts soon :D

Sandra x
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1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
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Postby ogr1 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:15 pm

are you here :?:
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Postby nicolamark » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:44 am

Yes, I am here!!
Counting down those day's til our appointment!!! :D
TTC 9yrs...lots of IUIs all BFN
1st IVF cancelled OHSS
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise
3rd IVF down regging now, EC expected 1st wk of sept.
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Postby ogr1 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:09 pm

you should go to liilepie.com
ot tickelfactory.com
and let them do your count down for you....
the 24 will be here soon :D
becky
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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