Urologist - need a recommendatio please!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:58 AM
His doctor told him he did not know of any urologist's that would specialize in determining what the issue is. So of course, I hit Google - oh trusted friend and enemy - and found myself here.
II have since learned that we need to determine if my husband does in fact make sperm or if the lack of sperm is due to a blockage or defect. We need help.
We live in Toronto, Canada. Do you have any names of urologists that sub specializes in male reproductive issues? Any idea on the wait times to see one? I would appreciate any advice. We feel like we are floating without any support or direction...
Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:25 AM
Start TTC in 2008 ( Me: 26 DH 28)
Referred to OFC June 2009 testing until 2012
Feb 10 2012 .......Consent signing to IVF!
IVF 1 May 2012- BFN IVF 2 Jan 2013 -BFN IVF 3 May 2013 BFN FET #1 Oct 2013 BFN
It is a world of BFN's for me, Told there is no reason why it hasn't worked, so on to plan B Adoption
Me 32 DH 35
January 19th 2014 - PRIDE Course Begins
January 2014 Found an Adoption Practitioner
January 30, 2014 Home study begins
April 16 2014 Finally adopt Ready!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:29 AM
We got into see him within a month, so as long as your schedule permits, you can get in pretty quickly.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:58 PM
IVF 2.0 - The ultimate quest for a sibling Begins... Here. Goes. Nothing.
IVF #4 - March 2014
Egg retrieval: 4 eggs - 3 fertilized Day 3: 2 left - 1- 6 cells - 1 - 8 cells
Day 5: Cycle cancelled. Both embryos have stopped developing.
IVF #5: ... 6 mature eggs... same story... all arrested before transfer.
IVF #6 Yup... you guessed it... repeat.
New Game Plan...
New Clinic DH: DNA fragmentation Test done... Awaiting Results Feb.
IVF #7: March 2015:
Estrogen priming, Men/Bra 225, Suprefact 0.05ml
Day 9 of sims: u/s shows even growth and 5-6 measurable follicles on each side.
Day 12 of sims: u/s ... gotta keep going
Day 14 of stims: u/s sounds 3-4 follicles that +20mm, 3-4 +16mm and lots and lots that are 10mm.
Trigger it is. Retrieval: 15 eggs.
Day 1 Fertilization report: 12 mature, 9 good enough quality to fertilize, total of 6 have made it. No PICSI used bc DH's sample was too low.
Day 3 report: 4 grade 2 embryos are left. We transferred one, and froze the remaining 3.
We transferred one, and froze the remaining 3.
Beta 1: 167 Beta 2: 290 Beta 3: 535 We are not quite doubling every 48 hours. Still feeling nervous about the upcoming weeks.
Viability Scan: April 20th - 1 little embryo on board.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:04 PM
EternalOptimist - take a big deep breath. I know that this seems like the worst news that you could possibly get, but there is help out there. Your journey to having a baby is not over. You're going to need some time to process, but it does get easier. You need answers. Tell your GP (if you don't have a fertility clinic) to write a requestition for you to a Urologist - you'll wait a few more weeks to get in and then the best in the business will be able to tell you what's going on.
Wishing you luck and strength on this journey. I'm so sorry you've had to join us here, but you are more than welcome and you'll find great support from everyone here.
IVF 1 - cancelled, oversuppressed
IVF 2 - cancelled, ovulated through stims
IVF 3 - BFP, welcomed beautiful baby girl
FET 1 - 1 blast, BFN
FET 2 - 1 blast BFP, chemical
FET 3 - 2 blasts, BFN
IVF 4 - adding in PGS this time, two PERFECT blasts transferred, BFN
Endo biopsy revealed my implantation window is off - can be fixed through drugs - yay!
IVF 5 - cancelled, ridiculously bad growth compared to other cycles
IVF 6 - transfer cancelled, all 11 blasts came back genetically abnormal
getting second opinion/changing clinics...the story continues...
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:37 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:56 PM
My DH has Azoospermia (no sperm in semen) as well, so I know this must be a big shock to you and DH! Like the other ladies have said, your journey to having a baby is nowhere near over! There is so much they can do these days and fertility procedures are only getting better. My DH and I just recently went through all the testing and procedure on him to extract sperm and are just getting ready to do our first IVF cycle at the end of the month. If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to PM me!
January 12, 2016 - Baby Lucas born (38w3d) 5lbs10oz, 19.5 in long! We are so in love!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:37 PM