Hi everybody, I hope things are moving in the right direction for you all going through fertility struggles. I wanted to add my story and situation, as we too are in the same boat as many with DH having Azoospermia.
DH had blood tests in 2003 with his first wife showing serum Inhibin B level of 49. He then had a normal NHS biopsy which showed mostly Sertoli Cell Only with a possible small area of germ cell production which didn't progress to the lumen and had no nucleus. (I had to google what this all mean't!) DH never had sperm retrieval. He sank into depression, his marriage broke down and infertility basically hit him really hard. Interestingly, DH brother also is infertile and many many male cousins, far more than normal, so I strongly think this is a genetic issue.
All DH's sperm samples aside from 1 came back with no sperm. One in 2016 showed 1 mobile sperm and a handful of non motile sperm. Lastest SA in 2018 showed no sperm and 200,000 round cells.
Hubby has always had significant pain in his testicles and also has a varicocele. We had an NHS Urology Apt and they are undergoing tests. Consultant said he could only feel one vas deferens but isn't sure .... DH also has prostatitis. We've been recently to see Dr Ramsay in London who was one of the nicest understanding empathetic men I've ever met. He asked for DH to lose a stone (we've also seen Mel Brown for that which helped too) and he gave a 'more than 50%' chance of finding sperm using MTese. We are going back to see him next week to give a sperm sample and maybe DH will be prescribed medication to balance out hormones to see if that kick starts sperm production.
We got DH's blood tests results today and Dr Ramsay will interpret them when we go.
Can anybody shed any light on whether these are promising or worrying? No wonder the Doctor will be explaining them - its double dutch to me, but in the meantime, patience is not a virtue of mine lol
Sex hormone binding Glob 38
T:E Ratio 21.3
Anyone at all?
Good luck to everyone whatever stage of your journey x