Haven't been on here in a while. A lot has happened since my last post. DH and I pursued treatment with a urologist. After a lot of testing, it was announced that we were dealing with what appeared to be a Grade I Varicocele (basically a cluster of varicose veins in the testicle--all of the excess blood flow causes extra heat which in turn kills the sperm). Because he only graded it at a I in severity, he wasn't 100% that this was the sole purpose for our infertility. After several weeks of consideration we decided to go ahead with the surgery that would correct the problem.
Yesterday DH underwent surgery. After the surgery, the doctor explained that typically with the varicocele's they usually only find 3-5 veins. He said DH had 7 "large" veins... This bumped him up to a Grade III. The doc was very confident, after the surgery, that he felt this was the reason for our infertility and that this surgery would correct the problem.
We won't know for 3-6 months if the surgery worked or not. We can start trying again in a few weeks, but doc says numbers probably won't change for a few months. We're scheduled for an SA in 3 months and 6 months.
Thanks for reading!
wow! that is crazy how many veins there were. I am happy you went through with the surgery and hopefully his numbers come up and you get to have a sweet little one. Good luck!
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"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." Caroline Myss
Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for your DH. And that it does the trick.
Motherhood after Infertility
So pleased that after all this it looks like it will all be resolved!!!
Hope DH has a speedy and painless recovery and the outcome is a blessed little miracle
Wishing you all the best!! I too am glad you went ahead with the surgery. I look forward to your next update... BFP news!!
I'm sorry he had to do surgery, but it's fantastic that it was a fixable issue! I hope those tests in a few months come back incredible!!