19 October 2013

File note

Dear Doctor,

Re: A and D

1. Fourth unsuccessful IVF cycle
2. Primary infertility secondary to azoospermia post vasectomy reversal
3. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, treated cardiac septal ablation, 1998 and 1999, second procedure complicated by vascular injury requiring double bypass graft
4. Allergy to aspirin and ibuprofen
5. Dysmenorrhoea, possibly due to endometriosis
6. Short menstrual cycle

A and D were seen for review following their recent unsuccessful IVF cycle. During this cycle A had ovarian stimulation with Elonva followed by 300 units of puregon. Subsequently 12 eggs were collected; nine of these were able to be injected with sperm obtained by testicular biopsy however only three eggs fertilised and A went on to have two embryos transferred; one at six cells and one at seven cells. There were no embryos suitable for freezing. A pregnancy has not occurred. A and D are understandably disappointed at the outcome of treatment. At this stage they do not feel ready to end their fertility journey however I have advised them to take a couple of months to think about this. They will be in touch with us in the new year should they wish to proceed to further treatment.

Yours sincerely...


  1. Sending you positive thoughts and hugs...
    Take care my friend, you are an amazing person...

  2. I'm so sorry you cycle failed! I can't imagine how hard it must be to go through this many cycles. I hope you can find the strength to continue, i know money is something that comes into this decision too. I pray you will get your rainbow baby! xoxo hugs charlotte from castawaystork blog