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scoobi

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 2:36pm

Questions, RE doner sperm?

Having what you would call a 'dark' time at the mo. Still dont know if the 2 pregnancy sacs are going to stay in place. get some more blood results tom. cant believe they have managed to hold on this long. Unfortunately, the scan didn't look good. A lot of blood, and the sacs have wobbly edges...looks like they are leaking the blood. No heartbeats either.
I dont want to write the little fighters off, but I do need to look ahead and find some light at the end of the tunnel. Hence these questions.

IUI - Is this the treatment for using doner sperm?
How is the sperm inplanted?
Are any drugs used? ie cyclogest?
Do you have to down reg? or natural cycle?
Is there any way doner sperm can be used without having to use drugs?

Thanks.
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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 2:44pm

hi
i hope they hang on in there for you.

iui can be partners or donor sperm
you can have a natural cycle or use drugs
i down regged at the same time as stimulated so they could pin point ovulation
the sperm in put in using a catherer a little uncomtable but not too bad at all, then pesseries til test day

hope that helps abit
TTC 12 years

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lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 2:51pm

Is it just pesseries you use, twice a day?
When you down regged, is that injections? and what is used to 'stimulate'?

Sorry, just got loads of questions!
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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 2:53pm

no problem ask away
i used cyclogest once a day at bed time
i use supercur injection to down reg and menopur to stim
TTC 12 years

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lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
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Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 2:58pm

blimey, I just thought you could use doner sperm without all the drugs. Didn't realise you have to use menopur. Thats the really expensive drug!

Thanks kara, something to ponder about while Im on bed rest.

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 3:03pm

i think you can go without drugs the sucess rate is lower i think without drugs
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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 3:04pm

i don't know if menopur is expensive i had it on nhs
TTC 12 years

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lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
:BFP:

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 3:14pm

the menopur alone cost £750 with the ICSI. I still have some but its over a year old. dont suppose that would be any good! Been pondering adoption again too.

thanx again X
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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 3:18pm

wow that is alot
sounds like your doing what i do planning ahead before you know which way to go if that makes sense.
don't give up yet
TTC 12 years

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lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
:BFP:

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 3:26pm

Scooby if you were considering IUI with donor sperm you may need less drugs than with ICSI as you only want a max of 3 follicles. ICSI is designed to have the maximum number of eggs for collection & then fertilisation but IUI works on the principle that all 3 follicles COULD fertilise - some clinics I think prefer a max of 2 though.

On my IUI cycle I didn't down reg - had letrazole (similar to clomid) to start follie growth & then about 5 days of Puregon as the FSH jab - I then had the Ovritelle as HCG to release the follicles. All in all my private cycles were about £1000-1300 in all including the sperm wash but obviously for donor sperm there would be an additional charge.

You can have IUI on a natural cycle, on a clomid cycle, on a jabs cycle without d/r & also on a d/r cycle with jabs - it really depends on what protocol your clinic prefers.

HTH?


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Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 7:46pm

cheers for the info, helps a lot although my head is all over the place at the moment. I think it keeps me sane, looking towards other possibilities. when I feel myself taking a depressing slump, I sit and list all the things Im looking forward to doing this year. seems to work!
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Friday, January 13th 2006, 8:21pm

Scooby
how are you hun-did they make it?
thinking of you
Sara

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ICSI 1 - Sept 04 -abandoned poor response
ICSI 2 - Feb 05 - 10 eggs, 2 back-bfn
ICSI 3 - July 05- only 4 eggs, 4 fert, 2 in BFN but 2 frozen(I love them)
ICSI 4 - Dec 05-8 eggs, 6 fert, 2 back BFN but 2 frozen

FET 1-August 2006 using July 05 beautiful frosties-BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, January 14th 2006, 1:48pm

hi scoob,
you can use donor sperm without the drugs if you are ovulating naturally. you just use the pee sticks and call themup when you want the insem. it used to cost about 350 a cycle- but now might be closer to four.

alternatively- you can use any number of drugs, but the second you start stimming you bump up the cost- drugs and scans!

you could use clomid and a profasi injection to trigger ov- the drug cost would be about 20 pounds all up, but the scans would add abnother couple of hundred. then it goes up if you use more expensive drugs like menupor etc.

hope that is helpful, and I hope you come to a decision that you arehappy with one way or the other on adoption.

Vegie
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