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Hello, my wife and I are new at this. Don't have all the acronyms down and what not so bear with my longhand.<br><br>
TTC: 4 years, first time in fertility program<br><br>
Her: Hypothyroidism starting at 12 down to 4 on 50µg treatments, up to 75µg<br>
Hypothyroidism due to antibodies.<br>
Low AMH<br>
Before treatment Ultrasound shows 10 follicles<br><br>
Him: High volume, High Count, Low Morphology (1%)<br><br>
The doctor we are seeing will do 3 IUI before going to IVF, in most cases. However once our results were in, he is recommending IVF ICII. Since it takes 8 weeks of treatment to prepare for IVF, he mentioned doing an IUI attempt.<br><br>
Now here is my question- with a 1% morphology is there really a point to doing the IUI?<br><br>
I tried to pin the doctor down because he was making comments like "at least you'll have tried everything" and when pressured he gave us a 2% chance trying at home and a 10% with IUI. His base IUI rate is 12%.<br><br>
So if that is true (1 in 10 with IUI) why not do all three IUI attempts before moving to IVF?<br><br>
I don't want to spend the $1000 on IUI if it really is just to put our minds at ease, but on the other hand if there is a legitimate chance for IUI for us, I would rather put $3000 towards that and <i>know</i> for next time that it works or not (the implications for a subsequent fertility treatment are IUI again or straight to IVF so it could be a difference of double the cost of IVF)<br><br>
Once IVF whether or not we do IUI we are going to do ICII, mainly due to the low morphology (at that point why take a chance with my sperm).<br><br>
So we are wrestling with to IUI, to not IUI. Please feel free to advise, comment or question. Thanks!
 

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I just wanted to send you some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I'd recommend posting this in the "Infertility" section, as a lot of ladies there have been where you are now. Good luck.
 
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