I'm 41 years old now, just finished our 5th IVF and have no clear answer as to why it hasn't worked yet. I'm trying to figure out what the next step should be... Welcome to my nightmare and thanks for reading.
PS~ English is my second language so please forgive my errors :)
The TESE frozen sperm is the backup plan. Same as CC.RM, the new RE prefers to use fresh if possible. He believes that, since we are not really in any rush, we should try to get Dan's sperm to a decent level before jumping into the frozen. He really wants the frozen to be the absolute last resource.
Dr. J (new RE) recommends a different urologist that specializes in infertility, top 3 in the country, that can figure out what's going on with Dan and treat it quick. He thinks the terrible fertilization we had in the last IVF could be an indication of something else going on with Dan (more than my egg quality rapidly declining). Our regular urologist didn't worry too much about Dan's cyst down there but Dr. J wants someone else to take a better look. This new urologist apparently is on the cutting edge of his field, but yelp has mixed reviews about him. What to do? What to do? He is in San Francisco BTW, not local. I booked a phone appointment for Monday, it's free of charge and then we'll see.
I admit our case is complicated. But I still think there is a lot doctors don't know and I'm getting tired of going from one place to the other...
They are calling the donor today, they will ask what is the absolute latest she would be willing to cycle.