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IUI success w/ 0% morphology??

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had a successful IUI with 0% morphology. I just read something that states that an IUI is not recommended for patients that have low morphology that ICSI is the only option. I'll be having my first IUI in may, I start follistim injections Friday followed by trigger, two IUIs and then progesterone suppositories.
I feel a little hopeless now, especially considering that there is no treatment for low morphology. UUUHHHH Why did I read that and why didn't my doctor mention that to us. 
31 yrs. /DH 38 yrs.
SI TTC 7 months 
DD born 10/2015 @ 27 wks. 4 days > severe pre-e (TTC 1yr.)
Hystero./Laproscopy/Ovarian Drilling/ D&C/ HSG (2/2015)
DX: Moderate Endo./ PCOS/ Diminished Ovarian Reserve(1.2 amh)/ Low Morphology (0%)
HSG (3/2017)- All Clear
RX: Follistim (75iu)/ Trigger/ IUI/ Progesterone
Starting 1st IUI cycle Friday 4/28


Re: IUI success w/ 0% morphology??

  • My fertility specialist gave my husband a list of vitamins to take to help with my husbands sperm. Did yours recommend any at all?
  • Dh's always had 0-1% morphology (normal count and motility was usually ~45%) We haven't used birth control since 2008 and have only conceived with IVF with ICSI. DH rarely drinks, has never smoked, takes vitamins, etc.

    Good luck to you!

    Wedding Fall 2007 Off OCP's since 9/08-started with BBT charts Saw Ob/gyn May 2009 Blood work normal except single copy of MTHFR Clomid 50mg May 2009 Clomid 50mg + IUI June 2009 Femara 5mg + IUI July 2009 Normal HSG July 2009 Femara 5mg + ovidrel+IUI August 2009 Femara 5mg +ovidrel + IUI September 2009 November 2009-normal lap December 2009-met with RE December/January-Injectible med cycle with IUI-Abnormal sperm morpology found-only 0-1% normal All Head defects. Jan/Feb 2010 1st IVF with ICSI-5 week chemical pregnancy :( Feb 2010-male infertility doc says DH's anatomy and blood work are normal so nothing he can do. :( FET July 2010-BFP! Twin m/c @ 5.5 wks :( Dec/Jan 2011 IVF #2 Only 4 eggs retrieved-Ganirelix dose messed up BFFN Feb/March 2011 IVF #3 ER 3/9 9 eggs, 7 fertilized, ET 3/14, No frosties. BFN IVF #4 ER 8/22 9R,7F ET 8/25-3 embies, 1 frostie! Beta 9/2= 54, 9/6=274, 9/8=625, 9/12=2953, 9/16 greater than 10,000. B/G TWINS born April 2012 @ 36wks & 1 day! July 2014-going back for the frozen embryo! ET 7/28, heartbeat seen at 6wks1day with SCH. Miscarriage confirmed at 6wks4days

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  • I really feel for you, I so wanted IUI's to work for us, and was so upset about having to think about IVF. 
    Statistics are really hard to swallow when the numbers mean so much to your life and journey. I want to encourage you to stay strong, and 
    I wanted to get pregnant asap using any science necessary, hubby wanted to avoid treatments, and we ended up never being 100% on most of the steps we took - though we tried to agree on it all. 
    In the end I wish I had of moved to IVF sooner, because the chance was so small and the extra months of pain are difficult. However we "weren't ready" to do IVF yet. But whatever you get through remind yourself it is worth it.

    My hubby has SA's with 1-2% morph. We did 3 IUI's then 2 rounds of ICSI IVF and are now pregnant. We are both 29, I have no issues. We had a rough go of IVF too, as MFI seems to affect embryo outcomes too. I didn't quite prepare for that. 

    After our last IUI we did this testing which tests more than morphology - it reflects the DNA of the sperm. I would encourage you to bring this testing up with your Dr. Unfortunately MFI is behind in testing and treatments availability in my opinion (and maybe my Dr's) and IVF can be a fix, but also varicose surgery or other avenues which aren't as involved and limited as IVF should be explored too. We are waiting for our SCSA results, and depending on these possibly varicocele surgery (grade 1) to see how we can enhance his sperm so IVF is more successful. 

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