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  • "Laurenmcguinness" started this thread

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Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 9:50pm

Endocrinologist referral in 3 weeks, what to expect?

Hi,

Just wondered if anyone has any tips or advise of what to expect at my OH's endocrinologist initial appointment? We are in Scotland and his name is Dr Andrew J Sommerfield it's at Hairmyres in East Kilbride.
We already have had 2 SA's, (azoo result), one testosterone, FSH, LH blood test - showed low testosterone levels, a second blood test done to confirm plus prolactin levels, results pending. Ultrasound also done- results pending.
So what other things will be investigated and how?
Many thanks for your thoughts.
Miss Pooh
Treatment - GRI
1st-3rd DIUI - :BFN:
4th-6th DIUI (stim)- :BFN:
1st DICSI cycle- 12 eggs,8 fertilised, 3 frozen, no transfer due to egg collection infection and fever.

One day at a time ......
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Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 11:34pm

e :hi: Lauren,


I imagine they will want to investigate possible causes for his hormones testosterone results and possible solutions.



Sometimes low testosterone can be caused by undesended testical , sometimes there could be sperm in the testies that an be collected via tessa or Pessa


Sometimes it could be caused by a condition that causes low production or hormones Called. Hypogonadism in this case hormone injections can be given to produce swimmers


So Imagine the doc will likely do. Physical exam to check the testical's and maybe repeat tests and do some more tests


Good luck with it all :goodluck:


Holly


AZOOSPERMIA confirmed 01/2008
TESE sucessfull 08/09
Reconstruction failed 11/09 .
Icsi June 13 - Bfn
Feb2014 = Natural cycle icsi bfn



  • "Laurenmcguinness" started this thread

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Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:16pm

Hypogonadism confirmed and karyotyping required

Endocrinologist confirmed OH has primary testicular failure rather than pituitary gland issues.
He immediately recommended testosterone replacement gel ( daily).

He has to get karyotyping to rule out / confirm genetic abnormalities ( klinefelters syndrome). Also to get updated testing for hemochromatosis ( had this done afew years ago following family member diagnosis for gene carrier), ferritin levels and his prostrate specific androgens checked.
We asked if the testosterone therapy would interfere with any fertility treatment we may end up having and consultant didn't think it was likely although has requested we ask the fertility clinic first prior to starting any treatment. Has anyone else had testosterone replacement during fertility consultation/ treatment?? ?o(
Miss Pooh
Treatment - GRI
1st-3rd DIUI - :BFN:
4th-6th DIUI (stim)- :BFN:
1st DICSI cycle- 12 eggs,8 fertilised, 3 frozen, no transfer due to egg collection infection and fever.

One day at a time ......
starsmile

:xxx3:

hollybolly

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Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 10:36pm

Hi Lauren,

If you google the term primary Hypogonadism & fertility treatment you should get lots of info on the subject.

Best of luck to u both


AZOOSPERMIA confirmed 01/2008
TESE sucessfull 08/09
Reconstruction failed 11/09 .
Icsi June 13 - Bfn
Feb2014 = Natural cycle icsi bfn






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