Hi Elizabeth hun
I am so sorry to see you posting here, it is a horrible diagnosis to come to terms with (takes a really long time!). My Dh was diagnosed with NOA back in Summer 2008 and we found out he has a Y gene deletion. He has an AZFc deletion which is the only one associated with successful pregnancies. Other types of y gene deletions are not associated with pregnancies, so it is worth asking your doctor which type he has (AZFc is the most common). There are a couple of other women on here including DizzyD whose partners also have thes same deletion but it is really rare, about 1:1-2million. It is what is known as a spontaneous deletion - there is no known cause and it just means that the sperm that made DH from his dad happened to carry that deletion which arose when the sperm was made. I spent a lot of tiem being angry at the sperm that made DH being the cause of our problems (
I know) until I realised it made all the nice things about him too that I love and would never change.
We have been on a long journey since then, and easiest if you read my diary (click on the link in my signature) to get an idea. It is possible to get pregnant with sperm from a y gene deletion (Dizzy is not posting at the moment as her new son George is in SCBU but doing well), but the sperm are often scanty and hard to find at a standard TESE. We had a negative first TESE adn my eggs had to be frozen, and we went to New York for treatment with Dr SChelgel at CRMI as he is the best andrologist (in my opinion) in the world who specialises in y gene deletions and has a 50-70% pregnancy rate using sperm from y gene deleted men. He got sperm for us, and we got pregnant, but sadly miscarried. If you read my diary you will read about our journey to switch to using a donor, although we have not ruled out going back to NYC in the future.
Dizzy had a negative cycle first time, and got pregnant second cycle -the lab at CRMI (the clinic in NYC) managed to find sperm in her DH's ejaculate, even though he had a negative TESE at the Lister clinic in London.
Basically there is still hope of using DH's sperm, but it is a really tough road. I am happy to chat on PM and answer any questions you may have, it is a rough place you are in now esp after the negative TESE
and am sending you loads of hugs
lots of love