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
Feb 10 2012 .......Consent signing to IVF!
IVF # 1 ( Me: 30 DH 33
May 26,2012 .....Day 1 of BCP
June 8, 2012......injections start
June 25 2012 ....Started Stimming
June 29, July 1,3,4..U/S
July 6................. 5 eggs retieved, 4 fertilized, so we got 4 Embabies!
July 9................transferred 2 very good embroys one 8 cell and one 9 cell. Now the dreaded 2WW
July 21...................AF arrived July 23, negative BETA Aug 29th..WTF appointment
IVF #2 (me 31 dh: 33
Jan 4th 2013 ......Called in Day 1
Jan 17th.............I got my Smilely face
Jan 27th.............Start the Patches and Orgalutron
Jan 31th ............Start of Puregon and Repronex
feb 4 ,6,8,9 ,10 ............U/S
Feb 12 ... retrieval .. 2 eggs and both fertilized YIPPE!!!!!
Feb 14th .. ET- Day 2 Transfer, 2 embryos put back... 4 cell grade 4
March 1 ... BETA test .. ANother BFN ..
WTF on March 27th
IVF # 3 and its the last one .... ( Me 31 DH 33)
May 20th --- to call in Day 1
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:58 PM
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes, courage is the tiny voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'"
Me: 32 - DH: 32
Dx: Male Factor
Feb. 14th - Suprefact nasal spray 5x/day
March 15: Egg Retrieval - Only 5 wee-guys. FX
March 19: Down to 3... waiting for them to blast
March 21: None of them blasted... cycle cancelled.
Waiting time in Qc. City is another YEAR! Made appointments in Montreal to cycle again soon.
Courage means trying again tomorrow... couldn't be truer than now...
May 3rd - Polyp in Uterus confirmed. IVF #2 Cancelled
May 25th - Hysteroscopy schedule. Let's hope they don't postpone! It would put me at cycle day 28, which means I could cycle again right away. FX and TX! - Done and Done. Moving on.
May 25th - polyp removed
May 26th - started gonalF and luveris
June 6th - retrieval - 13 eggs - 5 fertilized... 2 growing normally, 3 lagging behind.
June 9th - transfered two grade A embryos on Day 3. One blast at day 6 - but not good enough quality to freeze. First blast in 18 embryos. Not very good stats.
June 22 - pregnancy test @2:00 - BFFN. (You get the picture)
July 27th: started gonalF (250) and luveris (150) ... Trigger 1/2 dose of HCG
August 9th: Retrieval - 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature
August 12th: (Day 3) 12 embryos still going in the lab. 3 superstars...
August 14th: Transferred 2 blasts. None to freeze
Aug. 27th: Beta positive - 922
Sept. 12: u/s #1 - revealed a tilted uterus. We saw a sac, but nothing else
Sept. 19: u/s #2 - There was growth and progress. We saw a sac, an embryo and fetal pole. DR said it was a beautiful embryo and sac... but still no h/b.
Sept. 25th: u/s #3 - We need a miracle! TBA... And then there was a heartbeat. Holly Molly this journey is so crazy.
McGill consultation pending...
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.
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!
May 31, 2012 - DH appointment with urologist
June 5, 2012 - Consent signing for IVF w/ICSI
June 20, 2012 - DH TESE/PESA appointment
July 5, 2012 - F/U B/W to check thyroid level
August 15, 2012 - Appointment with nurse to learn injections
August 31, 2012 - Called in Day 1!
September 1, 2012 - Day 2 b/w; starting 125 IU Puregon tonight!
September 5, 2012 - Day 5 b/w and u/s - 4 lead follicles with 27 small on the right and 17 small on the left!
September 7, 2012 - Day 7 b/w and u/s - 19 follicles measuring on the chart w/ several small trying to catch up!
September 9, 2012 - Day 9 b/w and u/s - Almost there! Over 20 follicles measuring on the chart, but not over 16mm yet...
September 10, 2012 - Day 10 b/w and u/s - 6 follicles over 17mm; 20-ish measuring close behind. At risk for OHSS. :(TRIGGER tonight @ 10pm!!! Stopped injections & started Dostinex (for OHSS)
September 12, 2012 - 10am - ER! 25 eggs retrieved
September 13, 2012 - Fertilization report: 16 out of 25 eggs fertilized! Scheduled a Day 5 transfer.
September 17, 2012 - Transferred 1 very good quality (B3-BB) embryo!
September 25, 2012 - 8dp5dt - BFP on FRER!!!!
September 28, 2012 - Beta #1 - 314!!!!
October 1, 2012 - Beta #2 - 900!!
October 5, 2012 - U/S - Shows 1 gestational and yolk sac in the uterus. We're over the moon!
October 26, 2012 - U/S and follow up w/ Dr. Vause - 1 very healthy baby measuring 1 week ahead! HB 176. Graduated from the clinic today!
November 1, 2012 - 1st Midwife Appointment!!
November 23, 2012 - IPS U/S and B/W
December 6, 2012 - 2nd Midwife Appointment!
January 10, 2013 - Morphology Ultrasound
January 16, 2013 - 3rd Midwife Appointment
We are team GREEN!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:37 PM