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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 11:51am

So fast....

We have both went through all the initial tests and it turns out that DH has a low sperm count so we are being referred for IUI. I only had my HSG thingy a few days ago and already the appointment has come through for out intial consultation which is only 5 weeks away :shocked: My question is will they tell us at the inital meeting how long the waiting list is and how long we can expect to wait? Do they do blood tests etc on the first consultation? ;(
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
TTC since Dec 2006
ICSI 1-Jan 2010 no response
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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:03pm

hun i have been wondering the same thing about waiting, what happens etc so i just rang my climic and she has just gone through everything with me which has really put my mind at ease. give your clinic a ring im sure they will be very helpful!! :D

good luck xx
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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:05pm

hiya

this very much depends on your clinic, is it iui you have going for?

is this nhs treatment?

if not then you could start very soon and then might well take some bloods to test for HIV.HEP.RUBEllA
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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:25pm

RE: So fast....

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Originally posted by angel_mouse
We have both went through all the initial tests and it turns out that DH has a low sperm count so we are being referred for IUI.


Hi Angel Mouse

Sorry to hear of DH's low sperm count though at least you now know why you've been having trouble conceiving :sadface:.

Did you mean you've been referred for IVF (rather than IUI) ? It would make more sense with a low sperm count for IVF to be recommended to you (possibly even ICSI?)

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If your treatment will be funded by the NHS then your clinic will be able to tell you how long the waiting list is. If private, they can normally fit you in fairly quickly depending on the size of the clinic.

Like Kara says, they'll probably arrange for bloods as well to be done at that consultation or give you the forms to take away and arrange at your convenience.

Hope this helps :cuddle

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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 1:04pm

Hello Angel Mouse, I'm really sorry about your DH's low count. I agree with Duffy - I would have thought they would suggest ICSI for a low count? Maybe it's worth checking that with them at your next appointment. It is good that things are moving fast for you though. I hope you get your BFP soon!
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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 2:25pm

Thanks for the reply ladies, we were told by my DH's urologist that it would be IUI, he said that they would just wash the sperm and insert it straight into me. I have read that IUI is suitable for men with a low sperm count and after reading the guides that was kindly posted it seems that IUI would be the way to go. It is under the NHS. Thanks ladies you are so helpful :D
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
TTC since Dec 2006
ICSI 1-Jan 2010 no response
ICSI 2-March 2011 (1 egg) BFN
ICSI 3 DE -Currently on 2WW test 24/3/12

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Thursday, August 14th 2008, 5:00pm

hi hun.. when we were put forward for iui the consultation was the date we agreed to start they basically said if you are ready so are we....was given the prescriptions etc that same day and started the first treatment onmy next cycle! good luck hunxxx


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Friday, August 15th 2008, 9:18am

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Originally posted by tiggybelle
hi hun.. when we were put forward for iui the consultation was the date we agreed to start they basically said if you are ready so are we....was given the prescriptions etc that same day and started the first treatment onmy next cycle! good luck hunxxx


Wow that was fast...!! I assumed that these things took as long as IVF etc.

Does anyone know if there is a BMI cut off for IUI? I know there is one from IVF but im not sure about IUI?
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
TTC since Dec 2006
ICSI 1-Jan 2010 no response
ICSI 2-March 2011 (1 egg) BFN
ICSI 3 DE -Currently on 2WW test 24/3/12

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Friday, August 15th 2008, 11:13am

Hi

My dh has a low sprem count too. We waiting ages for iui after Clomid on the NHS as they were waiting for a licence but after they got that we had a training session got our meds and were ready to start after my next af. It is really quick!!

Good luck hun.x

Edited to say: not quite sure what sprem is but he definately has a low sperm count with morphology problems too.




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