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Anyone have any varicocele embolisation success stories?

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nldm1 Fri 07-Feb-14 10:55:39

Hi. I don't quite know if this is the right place to post but I guess I'm just hoping to hear some positivity and feel some hope.

DH and I have two children who each were conceived in the first month ttc. Both were textbook pregnancies and births.

DH has has a varicocele since before we even got together and when we concieved our 2 DC he was surfing in cold water several times a week (I now think the cold water was counteracting the over heating aspect of the varicocele). This surfing has pretty much stopped since our second DC was born 4 1/2 years ago due to too many work and family committments.

We have been ttc no. 3 since July 2010. We have had two devastating mmc and although my initial tests (hormones and US scan) have come back as normal, DH has been diagnosed with abnormal sperm. Something like 99% abnormal, though his count was really very good.

The doctor believes that the varicocele is to blame for our problems ttc and possibly for the two mmc's and DH is booked in for a varicocele embolisation on 14th Feb (Happy Valentines day sweetheart!).

Has anyone been through or know of someone who's been through anything similar and managed to conceive and have a healthy baby?

We'd really like a little rainbow, but don't want to pin our hopes on it being as easy as 'just the embolisation'.

Thanks for reading and for any words you may be able to offer in response.

nldm1 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:38:46


dadwithvaricocele Mon 12-Jan-15 12:15:09

Really late entry on this, but thought I'd write incase you see this.

I was diagnosed with a varicocele, grade 2, after some time trying to conceive our second child. SA showed count approx 1m so very low!

Took the plunge and had an embolisation procedure at the end of October last year (2014) and we've just discovered that we're pregnant. Hard to tell exactly if it's a direct result of the procedure or not given conception would have been only 2 months after (and sperm production apparently takes 2 to 2 months) but it's good news none the less so thought I'd share it with anyone who was looking for some good news stories!

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