Sperm analysis- zero sperm

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Proudmummy88 Sat 01-Feb-20 23:15:11

Hi everyone. My husband and I have been trying for a while with no success. He has just had his first sperm analysis with zero sperm. Not even low, completely nothing. My bloods came back fine. The GP has requested a repeat analysis and a referral to discuss further investigation but just wondering if anyone has had this situation also? And if we are wasting our time with thinking there is any hope at all for us?
Thanks everyone x

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ChatWithMe Sun 02-Feb-20 10:05:47

He can have surgical sperm removal though right? I thought that's the solution to zero sperm in the semen. Good luck! x

NRW39 Sun 02-Feb-20 12:06:46

My partner has azoospermia- no sperm in his semen. He had a surgical sperm retrieval procedure on his testicles, called MicroTese, and they successfully extracted 4 ampules if sperm. So it's not the end...! Best of luck x

BellaBellini Mon 03-Feb-20 10:53:45

@Proudmummy88 we were in the same situation last year, my husband had MicroTese carried out back in September and sperm was found and extracted. I know it can seem like the end when you hear no sperm but there is hope! Wishing you all the best x

We found out the same thing 14 months ago. I know my husband found it soul crushingly difficult to deal with. They tried him on clomid, which didn't do anything, any he's having a microTESE in 5 weeks! So hopefully we'll be able to do ICSI (which I never thought would be something I 'hoped' to be able to do...)

All the best to you. It's a lot of waiting (assuming you are going the NHS route)...

Meganlouise1988 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:36:47

We were in the same situation. It completely shocked us! We then found out he has cystic fibrosis (mildly) which they think is the reason behind it. He had SSR and they retrieved sperm. Unfortunately it was low quality and none of our eggs fertilised through ICSI (I believe this is quite rare), but the clinic did no other tests. We now think something else has caused the poor quality, so we’re going to see Dr Ramsay in London. He’s a male infertility expert and definitely worth looking into! Good luck. X

BeHereNowx32 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:53:05

@Proudmummy88 my DH had surgical sperm retrieval after the same result. There was sperm, which we then used for ICSI, and we have our baby.
Its not easy, but you still have a chance.


KLG12 Mon 03-Feb-20 18:42:22

The exact same happened with myself and boyfriend (October 2019) he also has been told it's azoospermia so there is a blockage of some kind - they are still investigating to why

We had our first gynaecology appointnent on Friday 24th Jan and have been reffered for ICSI. (4-6 month wait)

Be kind to him its a very hard thing to be told, myself and boyfriend shared alot of tears!


Proudmummy88 Sat 08-Feb-20 22:21:47

Thank you everyone, so very much for your comments and shared journeys. We are just taking each day as it comes and no pressure from either of us. All we can do is hope, think positive and what's meant to be will be x

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BanSprouts Wed 19-Feb-20 19:46:16

From what I understand there is obstructive and non obstructive azoospermia. Has your dh had a blood test to check his hormone levels? I know it's a huge shock but it's not the end of the road and sperm can often be retrieved flowers

ChocChipPancake Sat 22-Feb-20 12:02:38

My husband has azoospermia. We've been trying for just over two years now. My husband has been getting tests for over a year.
FINALLY found a really great NHS consultant who I was referred to for tests and he has given us so much information and we're having more tests on my husband via him.
We've just been told he needs genetic testing for Cystic Fibrosis.
We're looking at ICSI but there's this worry in my mind that there's no sperm at all so it's very encouraging to see success stories on this post.
I don't want to hijack but would others who got to the surgical sperm retrieval stage be able to let me know what tests their partner had before referral?

Bee369 Sun 23-Feb-20 06:42:28

We had the same diagnosis in 2018 and now have 5 frozen samples! Started treatment with dr Ramsey who has already been mentioned here, and for my husband it was a hormone problem. Ramsey passed us to dr Channa (nhs) for different hormone treatment and now we are going through the journey of icsi. Good luck xx

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