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Saturday, December 19th 2009, 4:41pm

Sperm retrival - What are the odds, so to speak

Hey,



My partner is booked in for a TESE in Jan, im really trying to stay grounded with it all but it is really diffecult.



He has had 2 samples with nothing in there, he has had lots of bloods to check for hormonal and chromazone (sp) issues and they have come back fine. He had unexplained swelling of the testicles 9 years ago and they are thinking that there is likley to be a blockage. The consultant mention he is pretty sure he will find something, about 70% sure. Now i know this will sound stupid but thats good isn't it....nof course im worried that they will find nothing........Any experiances good or bad would be greatfully recived!



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Sunday, December 20th 2009, 2:42pm

Hi Nat,



It is so difficult to predict what will be found at TESE. And sometimes it may take a couple of attempts before they can find some islands of sperm production. It is important also that the unit where the surgery is happening have facilities to freeze and store any sperm that are retrieved.



There are many couples on FZ who have had good results from TESE ,and their babies, and I am sure that somebody will be along soon to tell you their success story.



Good luck for January.



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Sunday, December 20th 2009, 6:49pm

Thanks Paul,

Our local hospital are doing the op and there is someone from the private clinic doing the "freezing" so we are all ok there. Our consultant is great, no messing and straight to the point with out being rude, so it is easy to feel confident!

Again im trying to stay grounded and not get to excited.



Thanks again for your reply x

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 9:33am

We were in a similar situation to you and had SSR. We had a 50 % chance of finding sperm. 2 samples with nothing and 1 sample with some sperm in. Unfortunately only a very small quantity of viable sperm was found, which was disappointing but we were perpared for it. We did a round of IVF which resulted in a BFN. We now have opted for the donor route.

Best of luck,

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 7:45pm

Hello,

My DH had his TESE in September. We were given a 30% chance of finding sperm. They did, but not a lot. He is going in for a second TESE around March time. He is on Tamoxifen.

Your consultant sounds like ours. Is it Mr. R? He works in different hospitals.

Good luck for January x



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