My Dh and I just got off the phone with our urologist in Seattle, Dr. McClure. And I’m so confused and frustrated! At the beginning of our journey our local urologist suggested my husband do varicocele surgery. During the surgery the dr. also did a biopsy which came back normal. Soon after the dr. told us that my DH has a blockage and should have surgery to fix it. My DH’s first sample came back at 0 and the second came back at 1 mil. So right away we were wondering how this could be a blockage when some sperm were making it out sometimes. Instead of surgery which we found may or may not work we opted for IVF. We traveled to SRM in Seattle because of there great urologist that they work with so closely. We have our first phone appointment with the urologist, Dr. McClure. (We live 10 hours from Seattle) He seemed great and we were really feeling optimistic about getting some answers. We meet again with him while in Seattle for our IVF cycle and pretty much had the exact appointment as before because he failed to review my DH’s biopsy. However, he did say that a blockage or a partial blockage is very unlikely and he was pretty sure my DH just had pockets in his testis that were producing sperm and causing the inconsistent SA. He also said to try to get sperm for the IVF through a SA for our cycle because if he had to do a teSA most likely the quality of sperm would not be as great. Also, if he did a TESA and found nothing he would have to completely cut him open to get sperm! YIKES!! Thankfully after 3 SA we had enough. Fertiliztion was great 13 out of 22 but they didnt’ mature and our IVF failed.
Today we just got off the phone and Dr. McClure is now saying DH has a partial blockage and his sperm quality would be better through as TESA. I directly asked him why he changed his mind and he danced around the question without answering.
I’m so frustrated and I’m not sure what to do. Do we do the IVF cylce again and hope that DH has a good sample? and risk Dr. McClure cutting him open? DO we find a new clinic? Any suggestions about be so helpful! THanks