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Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 7:44pm

Don't know what to think!

We've been TTC for over 4 years (we're 33 and 32) and went to see our GP a couple of weeks ago, he said that the first step was for my OH to produce a semen sample.
We've been for the results today and he said that there was no sperm present - oligospermic sample (looked it up and this is low, not azoospermic which is none?!).
He is referring us to a fertility specialist - we were that numb that we didn't ask how long this would take.
He said he wasn't an expert but he didn't think that we'd be able to conceive together and that the specialist would be able to discuss options such as a donor. I've loads of questions now since going home and looking into it more......
- Only had one sample tested, not asked to do another?
- He didn't mention trying to find out why? Blockages / reason why / etc.
- My OH has a varicocele but this wasn't mentioned / questioned - seems to be the most common cause and possibly treatable.
- Is this it? Has anybody any advice or similar situations etc?
Thank you in advance!

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Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 8:05pm

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Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 8:51am

Hello

It is a terrible shock when you learn this, so I am very sorry. My husband is azoospermic - combination of a genetic defect which meant he was only born with one vas deferens (the pipe that takes sperm from testicle to penis) and a negligent operation when he was four - the other vas was taken away......

I don't know anything about oligospermia but what I think you need to keep in mind now is that the GP cannot possibly make a diagnosis on the basis of such little information. I think the standard is to have at least two sperm analyses done. That is not to say that you shouldn't push to see a specialist - you definitely should - and I think you might need to prepare yourself that some intervention will be needed to help you conceive, but again I am not an expert on this so I don't know for sure.

My husband had an operation to remove sperm from his remaining testicle and this was used to do an ICSI cycle (more advanced IVF technique, sperm injected into egg). We have one beautiful son as a result. This is an option that is open to a lot of men with azoospermia, although sadly not all.

I hope this helps a bit. Take care - it is a huge thing to get your heads around.

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Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 1:42pm

Hi, sorry to hear the results were not good. My situation is slightly different as DH had a vasectomy. As with Jenny he had an operation to aspirate some sperm. We had ICSI and have two little girls :)

I wish you lots of luck with whichever path you go down xx



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Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 9:04pm

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your DH. My husband is azoospermic due to absence of vas deferens as he's a cystic fibrosis gone carrier. Like Dusky and Jenny he had an operation and we have a 21 month of little girl now. Good luck and don't give up hope xx
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