I'm wondering if anyone has insight or experience with zero motility of frozen PESA sperm.
DH had his PESA (due to a vasectomy that is 12 years old) in April. We got 4 vials. During the PESA they said it looked good and when I took it the clinic we were told it looked good. The motility was 44% and morphology 1% (not great but okay).
We just did IVF with ICSI and the fertilization rate was very low. The embryologist said the sperm had zero motility which is likely why. We are shocked. We were not prepared for this and had been really focused on my egg equality which was apparently quite good.
We have asked if another vial should have been thawed once the first one showed no motility. They said normally they would thaw another vial if the first had no motility but usually only if it is from a different sample. They are investigating and will get back to us but we are heartbroken. It feels like someone didn't do all they could. We had 13 mature eggs and only 4 fertilized. We are obviously questioning everything.
Anyone have this happen and receive any answers? The clinic used spindle view (as we had requested). I thought I read that low quality sperm is found just behind the vasectomy block and I am concerned that this is the sperm that they used. They went in more than once to get sperm during the PESA as we wanted to have enough for multiple rounds if necessary.
Any ideas or thoughts for questions to ask or anyone with a similar story would really help. We can't change the outcome but we definitely want answers.