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Fertilepro for Obstructive Azoospermia?


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#1 CHOP28

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:50 AM

Hi Everyone!

 

DH and I are going be starting our 2nd round of IVF in November.  DH has cystic fibrosis so he has obstructive azoospermia.  My Dr. advised him to take Fertilpro for 3 months prior to us starting our IVF.  We have been waiting so long to do another round and I am not sure it will be worth it to wait another couple months.

 

Has anyone else been in a similar situation and had success with improving sperm quality using Fertilpro? Specifically with obstructive azoospermia.

 

Thanks!

 

 



#2 cj123

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:30 AM

I don't have any experience to weigh in on this with.  But just wanted to say that we probably have the exact same fertility issue as you.  My husband doesn't have CF but is a carrier for CF which has caused his CBAVD which is an obstructive azoospermia.  We are doing our first IVF starting in a couple weeks.  DH has just been on men's multivitamins for the last few months and we are hoping that his sperm quality is good when they extract them, we will find out then I guess!  Do you mind me asking what happened with your first IVF?


Me - 29  Hubby - 29

 

Trying to conceive since 2012

 

2013- Husband diagnosed with Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens caused by being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis

 

2013 - decided to adopt before pursuing fertility treatments

 

November 2015 - Our beautiful baby boy is born!  We got to be there for the birth!  He's ours!

 

May 2016 - Adoption Finalized!!!

 

IVF # 1 Oct/Nov 2016

Started bcp Sept 17/16 Last day of bcp Oct 23

CD 1 Oct 26

Began Injections (75 IU menopur, 75 IU Gonal F) Oct 28

Nov 1 first ultrasound 16 follicles (8 each side) measuring 4-8mm

Nov 3 Second ultrasound 16 follicles (8 each side) measuring 5-9mm (Gonal F increased to 112.5 IU) 

Nov 5 third ultrasound - follicles measuring 6-11 mm (Gonal F increased to 150 IU)

Nov 7 fourth ultrasound - one large follicle at 14mm, the rest 9mm and under, RE made decision to cancel cycle and try again later.  sad.png

 

DH's PESA/TESE procedure done Nov 10/16 - good sperm sample with good motility.  Sperm survived test freeze/thaw, 4 straws frozen and waiting for us to use with our next cycle.  

 

IVF #2 Dec '16/Jan '17

Started bcp Nov 27/16 Last day of bcp Dec 24

CD #1 and baseline US Dec 28

Began injections Dec 29 (75 IU Menopur, 200 IU Gonal F)

January 2 first Ultrasound 8 follicles on Rt approx 15 follicles on Lt measuring 5-9mm

January 3 began 250 mcg Cetrotide daily

January 4 second ultrasound at least 20 follicles between both ovaries measuring 9-13mm

Jan 6 ultrasound, lots of follicles measuring 10-15 mm

Jan 7 Ultrasound, lots of follicles, biggest being 19 mm several at 16-17mm and a bunch ranging from 12-15mm

Jan 7 at 9 PM trigger shot 

Jan 9 at 8 Am, egg retrieval!  We got 22 eggs!

Jan 10 fertilization report: 20 eggs mature and ICSI'd, 10 have fertilized!


#3 CHOP28

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:37 PM

I don't mind at all!  Our first IVF we retrieved 16 eggs, 12 fertilized and we had 9 embryos until day 3, and then by day 5 only 1 had made it to blast.   We did a FET but it was BFN(my lining was thin so this may be why it did not implant). 

My RE said that the sperm factor kicks in at day 3 so she thinks that is why only 1 made it to blast.  She suggested FertilPro to see if that will help for our next round.  At least we still had 1 great blast, even if it didn't work.  I am hopeful this time we will have a better outcome.  DH has also cut out alcohol, and most caffeine to see if that makes a difference as well.



#4 cj123

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:02 PM

Interesting.  I haven't heard that about the day three and sperm factors before, but interesting to know!  I'm really hoping that the multivitamins have helped the DH's sperm and that we have good quality.  Hoping you can increase the quality of your hubby's sperm too!  Good luck on your next cycle!


Me - 29  Hubby - 29

 

Trying to conceive since 2012

 

2013- Husband diagnosed with Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens caused by being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis

 

2013 - decided to adopt before pursuing fertility treatments

 

November 2015 - Our beautiful baby boy is born!  We got to be there for the birth!  He's ours!

 

May 2016 - Adoption Finalized!!!

 

IVF # 1 Oct/Nov 2016

Started bcp Sept 17/16 Last day of bcp Oct 23

CD 1 Oct 26

Began Injections (75 IU menopur, 75 IU Gonal F) Oct 28

Nov 1 first ultrasound 16 follicles (8 each side) measuring 4-8mm

Nov 3 Second ultrasound 16 follicles (8 each side) measuring 5-9mm (Gonal F increased to 112.5 IU) 

Nov 5 third ultrasound - follicles measuring 6-11 mm (Gonal F increased to 150 IU)

Nov 7 fourth ultrasound - one large follicle at 14mm, the rest 9mm and under, RE made decision to cancel cycle and try again later.  sad.png

 

DH's PESA/TESE procedure done Nov 10/16 - good sperm sample with good motility.  Sperm survived test freeze/thaw, 4 straws frozen and waiting for us to use with our next cycle.  

 

IVF #2 Dec '16/Jan '17

Started bcp Nov 27/16 Last day of bcp Dec 24

CD #1 and baseline US Dec 28

Began injections Dec 29 (75 IU Menopur, 200 IU Gonal F)

January 2 first Ultrasound 8 follicles on Rt approx 15 follicles on Lt measuring 5-9mm

January 3 began 250 mcg Cetrotide daily

January 4 second ultrasound at least 20 follicles between both ovaries measuring 9-13mm

Jan 6 ultrasound, lots of follicles measuring 10-15 mm

Jan 7 Ultrasound, lots of follicles, biggest being 19 mm several at 16-17mm and a bunch ranging from 12-15mm

Jan 7 at 9 PM trigger shot 

Jan 9 at 8 Am, egg retrieval!  We got 22 eggs!

Jan 10 fertilization report: 20 eggs mature and ICSI'd, 10 have fertilized!