My IVF Success Story

This is our story towards success. We are a couple from Bangalore, married in 2011 and reside abroad. We wanted to start our family immediately after marriage. But after a year of no luck, we decided to consult an infertility specialist. On our vacation, we came down to Bangalore and consulted an infertility specialist in a well known Infertility Centre.

During this period we got to know that my husband was suffering from Azoospermia. The doctor suggested us to get a Testis biopsy done. The process in which under local sedation, a small needle is used to extract sperm directly from the testicle. The result was Zero Sperms.

Read more- What isAzoospermia?

The Test

Once again the test was performed and the report was the same. The only options suggested by the doctors was either getting a MESA has done (in which the scrotum is cut open to see if sperms are present) or IVF with a donor's sperm. MESA is a painful procedure and requires rest for a few days. By the time our vacation was coming to an end and we had to leave India.

In the meantime, I went through various websites and finally came across Dr. Malpani's. Thanks to internet technology through which I could find the best doctor. The website contains detailed information on each topic related to infertility in male and female. It gives you knowledge and fills your minds with positivity.

Here I realized that, with multiple diagnostic biopsies it is possible to find sperm even in patients who have testicular failure (nonobstructive azoospermia) - even in those men with very small testes without undergoing painful MESA procedure. The reason for this is that in such men, sperm production is patchy and not uniform in the entire testis. In my next vacation, the first thing in my mind was to meet Dr. Malpani personally to share my problem and take his advice.

My appointment with the doctor, he clearly explained me the procedure to be followed in my case. No high hopes were given to me. But the doctor had told to be calm and keep faith in God.I left the clinic with few hopes. The treatment then carried on as saying. My husband went under TESA (multiple diagnostic biopsies) and the doctors could successfully find healthy sperms.

After the IVF procedure in the lab, 10 at grade embryos were ready. Out of which 3 were transferred The doctor had suggested to wait for 14 days for the final result. It was the longest wait of our lives. Then came the day of the test and the report was positive. Our hearts were filled with joy. My pregnancy is continuing successfully. Loads of thanks to Dr. Aniruddha and Dr. Anjali Malpani . Without them, we don't think this was possible and in such a simple way.

Everything is well organized in their clinic. It's neat and clean, the staff is Co-operative. Attention is given to individual patients. We could see the vast difference between the treatment and attitude of the doctors in Bangalore and at Dr. Malpani. I would really wish my story inspires the readers and if anyone is thinking to go for IVF, I would suggest one and only Dr. Malpani.

From a grateful patient

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.