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March 22nd, 2011, 02:44 PM
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My husband had a S.A done in February... My OBGYN had ordered the test for him and she's the one who reviewed the results with us initially. She explained the numbers, telling us that things were not looking good & immediately referred us to a Fertility Specialist.

Well, we finally got into see the Specialist this past week... She had a look over his results and she's basically said what while his results aren't great, they also aren't BAD either. That my husband is perfectly adequately fertile. Clearly my OBGYN doesn't quite know what constitutes 'fertile' for a man! This news was definitely relieving, and DH was VERY happy to hear the news... but it's made us ask ourselves once more, "So WHY aren't we getting pregnant after 3 years?!"

Well... The answer to THAT ended up lying in an HSG exam that I had done yesterday. One of my tubes is entirely blocked, and the other is about 80% blocked. So basically, all this time it's been a Tubal Issue, not a Male Factor issue.

At this point we're left with IVF being our only real, promising option. But, honestly, we are just thankful that we even HAVE that as an option. I know that many couples don't have that much. Onwards to IVF we go, I suppose!
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March 22nd, 2011, 08:59 PM
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Wow, that's kinda crazy that you were told wrong about MFI! Sorry to hear about your tubes being blocked, but I'm glad you got some answers!
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TTC on our own for over 2 years
Dx with Severe MFI- Blood work shows no Microdeletion and no CF mutations

Ultrasound scheduled 3/22- DONE! Everything looks normal, other than some cysts on my right ovary.
HSG scheduled 4/14- DONE! Tubes are clear!!
On BCP until our IVF w/ICSI scheduled for August!!!
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April 27th, 2011, 10:03 AM
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I have heard of that happening before because many doctors/labs dont follow WHO guidelines,
so they just take a guess at the count basically.
sorry about the tubes , but at least you know whats kept you from conceiving and I am glad to hear IVF is an option for you.
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May 20th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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How weird. We were told that ours was not male factor fertility our first visit with our doctor last year, and then when we went to see a RE, we were told that it was. So basically opposite for us. We are also lucky to have IVF for an option. So I feel you. I am sorry that you went through that!
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