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(Male factor) how many rounds did it take you?

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Rspu1384 Fri 05-Apr-19 10:39:18

Just trying to start a thread on how many cycles it took some of you ladies with male factor infertility issues?
I know it doesn’t make a difference on how many it might take me and oh, just interested in others experiences. So if you could and don’t mind answer these questions in your replies -

Your age -
Dh age-
Infertility issues-
How many cycles till you were successful-

Thankyou to whoever replies just trying to stay positive while waiting

GasDr Sat 06-Apr-19 20:52:42

HI there,

Age - 37 now (35 when conceived through IVF)
DH age- same
Issue: Non obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm, no idea why).
He underwent a Microtese operation to retrieve sperm (50:50 chance)
No. Cycles: Fresh IVF 1 - I developed OHSS and a BFN
FET with 2 x Days 3 embryos - my DS - now 16 months.

Trying for number two now with our last frozen embryo next month. Husband gearing himself up for another operation.

It's hard to stay positive. I found hardly any success stories when I was looking two years ago, so wanted to give people some hope!

Scottishgirl85 Wed 10-Apr-19 20:42:01

Hi, just bumping for you.

I was 32, DH also 32
Severely low sperm count following testicular cancer, <100,000 sperm, almost all abnormal.
1 cycle - fresh failed but FET worked 2 months later.

Your chances with mfi are very good. Wishing you so much luck x

twinkledag Thu 11-Apr-19 11:20:11

First cycle:

Your age - 35
Dh age- 35
Infertility issues- low morphology
How many cycles till you were successful- failed 1st round then conceived on FET. Now have a 4 year old.

Had a further 2 failed IVFs - total of 7 embryos transferred, mix of fresh and frozen.

Now on cycle 4 and egg collection tomorrow.

hoping2018 Mon 15-Apr-19 21:52:45

My age 31
DH age 34
Issues MFI and reduced ovarian reserve
Cycle one got 20 eggs (so not that reduced!!) but no good quality blasts by day 5 despite 14 fertilising. Cycle 2 - age 32 but then. got 22 eggs, tested for dna fragmentation and husband had 19.8% (moderately high) so surgical removed the sperm for that round. Got my 10 week old sleeping next to me and 2 in the freezer!

bob1985 Mon 15-Apr-19 22:00:22

Your age - 33
Dh age- same
Infertility issues- anti sperm anti bodies with DH
How many cycles till you were successful- 2, 1st transfer failed, 2xFET both sadly failed. 2nd cycle - 1st transfer successful (DD), 4 day 5 blasts frozen

twinkledag Mon 15-Apr-19 22:38:39

Congrats @hoping2018! Boy or girl?

FuzzyPixel Mon 15-Apr-19 22:43:25

Your age - 28
Dh age - 38
Infertility issues - azoospermia, both obstructive and non obstructive (one on each side)
How many cycles till you were successful - We had one failed cycle, then sought help from a well-known urologist who operated on my DH. He fixed the obstruction, in a procedure known as an epididymovasostomy. We're now 6 months pregnant.

RunForTheHillock Tue 16-Apr-19 09:58:18

Age me - 31 at the start, 36 when DS was born
Age DH - same
Issues - mild male factor ie slightly low motility but after extensive investigations moderately high DNA fragmentation found, antibiotics prescribed by mr Ramsay, and successful cycle used PICSI.
How many cycles - successful on 4th fresh. (1st bfn, 2nd bfn, fet from 2nd chemical, 3rd bfp early miscarriage, 4th DS and 2 frozen)

Good luck!

Rspu1384 Tue 16-Apr-19 14:06:51

Thankyou all so much for your replies and giving me som hope! Having one of my shit days again when I can’t be positive so reading your replies has helped.
I’ve been on the forum fertility friends and find it has worried me a lot more, it seems on the icsi thread a lot of ladies talk about sperm donor? With there partners having a count of 1.5-3 million which is about my husbands ranges. It’s really put a downer on things, as I thought if there is sperm there’s all the chance that we will have his biological child am I wrong in thinking that?
Our consultant has said icsi with hubbys sperm and maybe freeze some before our cycle just in case. Am I just over worrying and being negative?

bluegoon Wed 17-Apr-19 13:34:02

Your age - 39
Dh age- 42
Infertility issues- MFI, complete azoospermia. Saw Dr Ramsey. DH went on Clomid, diet, exercise, vitamins and Proxeed. Managed to find approx 30 (not thousand, just 30!) live sperm. Went abroad for Icsi.
How many cycles till you were successful- 30 eggs collected (I have PCOS) freeze only cycle. 4 Frosties. Successful on first transfer. 22 weeks atm.

Miracles can and do happen! Good luck.

hoping2018 Thu 18-Apr-19 20:36:53

Thank you @twinkledag. A boy - all going well and feeling incredibly grateful.

Sorry to see you’re still going - hope the egg collection went well? X

maxbabi Thu 18-Apr-19 20:43:47

Hi.Icsi for us we were one of the early ones at King's dd now 19 years old. We only had four embryos. Second go failed only one embryo. Third go successful son is nearly 14 years.

First cycle
Me 32
Now exh, 35

twinkledag Thu 18-Apr-19 21:19:43

@hoping2018 - 7 collected, 6 fertilised but only 1 suitable for PGD testing so pinning all our hopes on this one.

twinkledag Thu 18-Apr-19 21:20:16

PS - congrats on your boy @hoping2018! Mine is 4 and he's amazing. 

hoping2018 Sun 21-Apr-19 20:04:50

Best of luck to you @twinkledag - hope it that one is the one! X

twinkledag Sun 21-Apr-19 20:59:49

Thank you @hoping2018 🙂

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