Hello!

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Registered: 03-08-2008
Hello!
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Sun, 03-07-2010 - 10:29pm

Hi, I'm Emmy. DH and I have been TTC for 2 years, and found out on New Years Eve '08 that he has azoospermia (0 sperm count). We put everything on hold for a bit while we tried to decide the next steps.

His Dr., a urologist who only does infertility, gives us a 75-80% chance of finding sperm in a surgery to be performed the day before the ER. After over a year of arguing/talking, DH finally agreed to donor sperm back up (using his bro as a known donor) so it looks like we are now on for IVF in June!

At first, I thought the issue was with me, not him, as I only have a 10-11 day LP. My RE expects me to be a poor responder, based on u/s results, even though I am 29 and my FSH is 7.9, so he wants me on the antagonist protocol.

I may get in on a subcutaneous progesterone clinical trial, which would make the meds free and save me from my feared IM injections.

Has anyone beeon on an antagonist protocol? If so, why? Did it work for you?

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to getting to know you better!







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Registered: 08-27-2008
In reply to: emmymay733
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 12:18pm
Welcome Emmy!
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Registered: 03-08-2008
In reply to: emmymay733
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 1:25am
Thanks, Caryn. It's always nice to see someone 'on the other side.' I feel like I have seen your siggy on the 6+ month board, or somewhere else around IV. I'm so glad you've had a positive outcome! I hope to be following in your footsteps in a few months.






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Registered: 05-16-2009
In reply to: emmymay733
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 8:08am

We also had male factor and had great success with TESE/ICSI. At first we thought the issue was all DH but I was found to have PCOS, so tons of eggs but not the best quality. I'm glad it looks like you might be able to skip the IM injections, not my favorite part of the process for sure :)
This will all be worth it, Good luck!

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Me 23, Mild PCOS suspected. DH 49, Prostatectomy, TESE required.

TESE- January '09
Attempted Cycle- May/ June '09 *Canceled due to cyst*
IVF #1- Aug/Sept '09 *Chemical Pregnancy*
IVF #2 Nov/Dec '09 *Praying for our miracle!*
12/8/09 (41) eggs retrieved.
12/9/09 Fert report. 35 ICSI'd, 11 fertilized, 4 frozen PN stage, 7 growing to day 5.
12/13/09 Transferred 1 good quality expanded blast and 1 fair quality early blast.
12/19/09 + HPT
12/22/09 Beta 1 (a day early) 192
12/28/09 Beta 2 (late for holiday) 1443
1/11/10 It's twins! Measuring on target, HR of 124 and 130

Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN