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Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do?

Postby hmContine16 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:58 pm

Due to severe male factor, it looks like IVF/ICSI is our only option. So far, I have only had a pelvic ultrasound (totally normal, in fact the nurse said my ovaries looked very good, almost like I had been stimming) and DH has had his SA. I had blood work done about a year 1/2 ago at my old OB and they said all of that was normal. I'm just wondering what other tests I/we will have to do before we can start IVF. I have a consult scheduled for next month I'm just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience or been in the same situation as me. Thanks!
Me & DH - 08/14/2016
TTC #1 since July 2016
DX-Me: Septum In Uterus and Possible Endo - laparoscopy on 11/16/17
DX-DH: Azoospermia (0 sperm count in 2 SAs)
DH started Clomid in 08/17 - will recheck levels in November
Pursuing Donor Sperm IUI in 02/18

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Re: Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do

Postby KeepTrying15 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:23 am

Hi there, I'm not in the same situation, no male factor with us, but depending on how long it was since your dh's last SA, I would expect the RE to do another one. They will also most likely to a full hormone panel on you since it's been a year and a half and STD check on both. REs are all different in how they approach IVF, so there may be more or less, but I would think this would be at least the minimum. They will also most likely to either an HSG or a saline sonogram on you to check out your tubes and uterus, even with IVF they need to check and make sure there aren't any issues with the tubes. I had the saline one done, it wasn't too bad but not the best feeling.

Good luck to you and keep us updated on how it goes!
3 early losses (natural bfps)
IUI #1-3 - BFN
IVF #1 - transferred 2 3-day embryos - BFN
IVF #2 - converted to IUI - BFP! - MC at 5 weeks
IVF #3 - 1 hatching 5 day blast transferred - 4 frosties
5dp5dt bfp :D
Beta #1 10dp5dt = 264
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Re: Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do

Postby hmContine16 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Thank you! DH's SA was 6/26, so just 2 weeks ago. I'm definitely expecting a hormone panel and an HSG. We are going to see the urologist on Monday and then the RE on August 17. I'm a nervous wreck! :shock:
Me & DH - 08/14/2016
TTC #1 since July 2016
DX-Me: Septum In Uterus and Possible Endo - laparoscopy on 11/16/17
DX-DH: Azoospermia (0 sperm count in 2 SAs)
DH started Clomid in 08/17 - will recheck levels in November
Pursuing Donor Sperm IUI in 02/18

http://www.haleysjourneytobaby.blogspot.com
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Re: Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do

Postby KeepTrying15 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:08 am

I understand being nervous, this whole process is one a roller coaster ride of emotions. The RE most likely won't have your dh repeat the SA if it was done just 2 weeks ago, but he may if the urologist puts him on a treatment plan to see if it improves. I'm not sure how much male factor you're talking about, but I know they can put him on medication to help out and if necessary they can go in and retrieve sperm directly and freeze it for future use. Try not to worry too much yet, and wait to see what the urologist has to say. :hugs: Let us know how it goes with the urologist.
3 early losses (natural bfps)
IUI #1-3 - BFN
IVF #1 - transferred 2 3-day embryos - BFN
IVF #2 - converted to IUI - BFP! - MC at 5 weeks
IVF #3 - 1 hatching 5 day blast transferred - 4 frosties
5dp5dt bfp :D
Beta #1 10dp5dt = 264
Beta #2 12dp5dt = 699
6w5d - HR 129 Image
8w2d - HR 174 Image

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Re: Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do

Postby hmContine16 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:00 am

In the SA, DH had 2 non-motile sperm in the whole sample, so it's pretty severe. We're both trying not to worry about it until we see the urologist on Monday, but it's all pretty scary! Thank you for your kind words. :thanx:
Me & DH - 08/14/2016
TTC #1 since July 2016
DX-Me: Septum In Uterus and Possible Endo - laparoscopy on 11/16/17
DX-DH: Azoospermia (0 sperm count in 2 SAs)
DH started Clomid in 08/17 - will recheck levels in November
Pursuing Donor Sperm IUI in 02/18

http://www.haleysjourneytobaby.blogspot.com
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Re: Skipping straight to IVF.. what tests will we have to do

Postby mimimama » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:47 am

In case of severe male factor, I would recommend considering IVF combined with PGS NGS, that might increase chances
Me 31, DH 40. TTC 5 years. Unexplained infertility.
December 2015- IVF #1 BFN
May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
October 2016- IVF #2 Invicta BFP!!!
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