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#1 Bea

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:57 AM


I am wondering about the success rates for fertilization with sperm extracted from TESE. My DH and I are trying to decided between TESE and donor sperm. He is hesitant to undergo an operation if the success rates are very low.


#2 Sergeant

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:24 AM

Hi there.....we have always had 100% fertilisation rates with my own eggs but never a sniff of a BFP.
We used donor eggs and only 1 out of 8 mature eggs fertilised but we did get a BFP. Sadly we suffered a MMC. Normally you are quoted a 60% fertilsation rate for ICSI with TESE sperm xx
Me 41 DP 33 with NOA. Open TESE got us sperm on ice.
ICSI#1 LP 2 eggs/2 fertilised 1x4 cell, 1x2 cell on 2DT BFN
ICSI#2 SP 6 eggs/6 fertilised 2x8 cells on 3DT BFN
FET 2x8 cells BFN
Moved to DE
DEICSI #1 8 mature eggs but only 1 fertilised. 1x9 cell on 3DT....BFP!!!!
HB @ 6+4, no HB @ 8+4 MMC, D&C...totally heartbroken :,(
ICSI#3 (back to my own eggs) LP (error by consultant) 2 eggs but only 1 mature but it fertilised. 11 cells @ 3DT. BFN
DEICSI #2 April 2011