MFI (Zero Sperm Count) Success Stories?

posted 6 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Just throwing this out there, but a person with a very modest microscope set up can see something as small as sperm in a semen sample. (Ok scope with an oil immersion lens worked for us)

I used my scope to keep tabs on how my husband’s vasectomy was progressing. I wouldn’t bet a pregnancy/pregnancy prevention on it, but I used it to supplement the official lab work we did.

With low numbers it would be like a needle in a haystack, but just thought I would let people know it is an extra option that people can look at at home.

Post # 17
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I don’t know if this counts as a success story given that you have mentioned you don’t want to use a donor, but I have a 6 month old son from donor IUI. My husband had 0 sperm in two SA’s. His issue was due to medication required as a teenager, so we weren’t surprised (though of course had hoped for the best…) and had always kinda known it could be an issue, but we both just assumed it would be fine. We got tested before even trying due to a current med my husband was on so we got to get everything rolling early on. For us, they did the SA’s and then some blood work to check hormone levels – which apparently tells you if it’s likely a physical blockage or a lack of actual sperm production. For him, given his history and blood work they didn’t bother trying the TESE, but as other people have mentioned that can definitely work in combination with IVF, so hopefully you are able to go that route! 

I just wanted to pop in and share that my husband loves our son as much as me, and that honestly it’s something that I don’t think either of us think about/remember most of the time. For me, the important part was to get to carry a child and give birth – I think I would have been fine with donor eggs too is what I mean – and my husband wanted children and donor IUI was by far the cheapest, quickest method. When we first got the news I was heartbroken, and took a while to even consider what path we might take to have a family, but we both came around to the idea of using a donor and my son is fantastic and as I said it is a lot less weird than I thought it would be. So I’d just like to suggest that you don’t rule out a donor when the news is still fresh and things are uncertain. 

I really hope things work out for you and you are able to have a family in the way you hope 🙂

Post # 18
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