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Hi  i usually post on the NOA thread, but having just had the results of DP chromosome karotyping feel the need to raise a seperate post.

Dp is 33 and on monday evening we were told he has XX sex chromosomes not the XY that most men have,  This is the absolute cause for his Azoospermia.  Urologist is going to refer us to the genetist to chat through exactly what it means.

Ive searched the web for info and it seems very limited,  from what i gather it is just a sporadic thing that happens during embryo development, causing testicles not to develop, not necessarily passed down from parents and not anything that will necessarily cause him any problems in life apart from infertility.  His testosterone is on the low side of the normal range and apart from small volume testicles he has no other problems.  libido and ability to get and maintain an erection are normal.

He is more embarassed about this then he was about telling family he had no sperm, says from what he has read he's basically a woman in a blokes body,  stuff ive read says that sufferers with male genitalia but with XX chromosome are most definately male.

Is there anyone that is or has a partner/husband diagnosed with the same syndrome.  he doesn't want to tell anyone but I really think he needs someone to chat to.  Ive tried looking for associations of support groups but havent really found anything.

thanks

becky x
 

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HI laura

thank you for your reply.  what a shock it must have been for your boyfriend to have found out that way, at least we had gone to the GP as we had been ttc for 2 1/2 years with no luck so we did suspect there might have been a problem with one of both of us. 

being told that my b/f had zero sperm in his 2 samples was shock enough,  but this OMG,  it just seems so unreal.

he hasn't actual said the woman in mans body thing himself,  just some articles on the internet that he read made it sound like that.  I completely understand  what you mean about him being a man and loving him no differently.

Both our parents know about the zero sperm but he doesn't feel ready or able to tell them about this aspect.  Like you we are just going to say that it's a genetic problem,  one of those things  and not go into details.  as we are probably going to use his brother as our sperm donor we have decided not to tell anyone other then parents about any of it,  would just seem to strange, even my brother and his wife aren't aware.

can just imagine at christenings, birthdays, parties if B/f's brother was holding the baby (if fingers crossed it works)  everyone looking, and just think my boyfriend would find it to hard,  that people are talking/whispering about it,  that they would never fully see it as his child

we dont know about the sry bit yet,  urologist wants us to meet with the genetist based at st georges hospital, however she does come to Frimley Park.  hope she can make it all clearer for us.  DP's test level was on the low side of the average range, so it doesn't seem like at this stage he needs any treatment

I noticed that your in Berkshire and have tx at Reading,  we are near camberley, have you ever found any support groups or associations for this chromosomal problem.  I cant find anything the closest I can find is klinefelter association.

I would love to stay in touch as our situations are very similar with both of us already having daughters,  mines 13. 



thank you once again  it is good to find someone with the same problem. please pm me any time.

Rebecca  ^fairydust^
 
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