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Hello newbie here, hoping someone might have some advice on our situation.

We have just had our first icsi cycle (no previous ivf attempts). I produced 10 supposedly healthy eggs - none of which fertilised. We were told that this is extremely rare and that our clinic have never seen anything like it before. My dh does did have a low sperm count 14 ml, and high abnormal forms(76%) but the clinic didnt think there would be any problem as there were plenty of healthy looking sperm to select from.

Its really hard to know what to think especially when told this has never happened before with a sperm count at this level. Clearly we both devastated and would love any advice. Are we really alone with this experience? Is it worth trying again?

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Bunny  Dont have any experience of this but didnt want to read and run.  ^hugme^
 

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Hi there,i don't have any answers to the awfull position you find yourselves in but thought i would share our experience with you.
We have had three icsi's two of which ended with zero fert and the other a negative result.
My husband had frozen sperm due to cancer and chemotherapy so we were advised that icsi was the only route.The first one i had 5 eggs-no fert,the second 7 eggs 5 injected 2 fert but negative result,the 3rd another 7 eggs -no fert.I to was told my eggs looked healthy and were mature,again our clinic was at a loss to explain,They said it was likely to be an egg issue because there is more that can go wrong with them-but no real answers.All i can say is that they often say the first cycle is a bit trial and errer and they don't make any firm decisions based on one cycle alone.we were basically advised after our last cycle that it would be pointless to try again because of our track record,It's so hard to accept but i think we have reached the end as, being 40 time is against me and financially it's crippling.I really hope you get some good advice and that you can make an informed decison of what to do next.My thoughts are with you both i know how dreadfull it feels especially as you don't expect it to fail at such an early stage.Take care of each other,and all best wishes for the future.
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Thankyou for sharing your experience with us. I agree this early failure is such a shock to the system. Its hard to get our heads around. Also the fact the clinic say its never happened before makes you question so much. I am normally such a strong person but this has totally taken the wind out of my sails. I guess I want answers but I just dont think I am going to get them. We have our followup consultation in a couple of weeks so that should help. Thankyou for your words of encouragement. I really do wish you and your husband the best for the future.
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I am so sorry to read your news.
This also happened to us, so I can just imagine how you feel.

You might find a few of these links helpful, I found these in a quick scan but if you use the search facility you may find some more

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=110064.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109783.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=116545.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=102539.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109274.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=98471.0

http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=97342.0

And don't forget our 'questions for a follow up appointment' thread at the top of this board.
love and hugs
Lizi.x
 
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