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#1 AmandaAlicia

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 06:28 PM

Curious if anyone else is dealing with this.

My husband and I just did a round of IVF. Everything went as planned at the start. 20 eggs were retrieved and the next day my doctor called to tell me there was no fertilization. At a follow up appointment 2 weeks later my doctor informed my husband and I that multiple sperm entered all 20 eggs. My doctor states this is very rare and they hadn't even seen it before. Wondering if IVF with ICSI is the right next step for us or if an egg donor will be needed??? Don't really want to go through IVF all over again for another negative response. Was wondering if anyone else has had this issue or heard of someone with the same.


-Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 06:49 PM

Hi Amanda - I'm really sorry to hear about your failed IVF...that's heartbreaking.  I can't offer you any expertise on PCOS as I have the exact opposite diagnosis...but I can say that ICSI is probably a good idea to discuss with your RE.  ICSI ensures that only one sperm enters each egg.  It does not guarantee would eliminate the issue of multiple sperm entering an egg.  I would suspect (again better conversation to have with your RE) that an egg donor would only be discussed if there was an egg quality issue, which, per your above description doesn't seem to be the case.  


Best of luck with your next go round!

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#3 ButterflyBaby

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:26 AM

This is interesting because I just went through and IVF with ICSI and 2 of my fertilized embryos were fertilized with more than 1 sperm!  How the heck does this happen with ICSI!!

Mar 2015 - IUI #1 th_abfn.gif

Apr 2015 - IUI #2 th_abfn.gif

May 2015 - IUI #3 th_abfp.gif - turned out to be chemical cry.gif

Aug 2015 - IUI #4 th_abfn.gif

Sep 2015 - IUI #5 th_abfn.gif

Oct 2015 - IVF #1 prep month

Nov 2015 IVF #1.1 - actual IVF stim cycle - Freeze all dt OHSS high risk  - 3 excellent embryos frozen

Jan 20 2016 FET #1 - 2 beautiful embryos transferred! th_abfp.gif  -miscarriage at 8w2d 8388.gif


June 1 2016 FET #2 -- 1 beautiful (and final) embryo transferred. . . 

June 13th 2016 Beta 1 -- 337!!  th_abfp.gif

June 20th 2016 Beta 2 --2743!!

Now viability scan on June 24th!!  Fingers crossed! All looked good!

US# 2 heart beat heart yay!!

US #3 -- no heartbeat -- waiting miscarriage 8388.gif


Oct FINALLY miscarriage and all pregnancy tissue passed cry.gif


Nov 26th -- Mini Stim IVF started as last resort before donor eggs or donor embryos... sadly only one embryo and was abnormal so discarded


2017 -- donor egg or donor embryo, traditional adoption or give up sad.png


Didn't give up but had a horrible experience with Donor Embryos and the clinic that I went through :(


Returned to my original clinic for Donor Egg and got a th_abfp.gif and stayed preggo.gif and had a babygirl.gif !!













#4 AmandaAlicia

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:19 AM

I'm no expert but from my understanding when doing IVF with ICSI they are injecting only one sperm... I'm also unsure how there was multiple in your case.

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