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Cl41re3688 Thu 18-May-17 10:27:12

Hi all

So me and my boyfriend are TTC, we've just been to see a fertility consultant who has told us we don't qualify for NHS help as my boyfriend has a son from a previous relationship ... I am devastated sad

My boyfriend is type 1 diabetic and has had retrograde ejaculation for the past 6-8 years.
I have PCOS and endometriosis

I really don't think it is looking very positive for us as we aren't in a financial situation to pay privately.
We are willing to try anything from home (tablets, insemination etc)
Just wondered if anyone could give any advise/tips?

Thanks
Claire

JoJoSM2 Thu 18-May-17 14:04:30

Hi Claire,

With your partner's retrograde ejaculation - is there actually any semen with sperms coming out? And what's he quality of the sperms like - is it possible for him to fertilise an egg? Adding to that the PCOS and endometriosis, is really doesn't look too good... Do you even ovulate?

As much as I believe in natural supplements and woo, it sounds like it would take an awful lot of medical help to achieve a pregnancy. Have you actually enquirer what procedures would be needed and how much they'd cost?

Cl41re3688 Thu 18-May-17 16:13:16

Hi

He is getting tested on 2nd June for the sperm count so we will know better then,

I ovulate yes, for any IVF treatment we are looking at approx £6,000 + any other medications needed first and after etc

Thanks

JoJoSM2 Thu 18-May-17 18:05:44

There might be other treatments available. I've just looked at he NHS website and retrograde ejaculation can be treated with medication too
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ejaculation-problems/Pages/Introduction.aspx#retrograde
In addition, there are different supplements to improve sperm quality, e.g. Proxeed or Profertil

For yourself, if you're ovulating then that's a great start. Presumably, you'll get the endometriosis addressed? In addition, you could take vit E and omega 3 as that reduces the risk of endometriosis. There's also a lot of lifestyle adjustments that help with PCOS + supplements. Have a look at the summary below
natural-fertility-info.com/pcos-fertility-diet
Who knows, you might just have a chance without IVF. Good luck with all the tests.

blue2014 Thu 18-May-17 18:33:20

I don't know about this but If you are in the UK google Mr Ramsey in London. He's a male fertility specialist and relatively cheap (compared to IVF!)

If you do need IVf try abroad - Czech Republic

Cl41re3688 Thu 18-May-17 18:45:10

Thank you both! I will wait until we get results back from partners sample and go from there smile

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