Husband has Kleinfelters, wanting the facts on SSR and our options

My husband has been diagnosed with Kleinfelters (XXY), diagnosed as azoospermic. He has an FSH of 34, Testosterone 15 and a negative Cystic Fibrosis gene test. He had an ultrasound scan which showed small bilateral testes which were sonographically normal with normal epididymi and small bilateral varicoceles.

We have had a consultation which we have been given information about just moving forward with Donor Sperm as the likelyhood of there being sperm in the testes in next to none. We feel very upset and also a bit let down that SSR has not been considered.

This decision to recommend Sperm Donation and ICSI was based on high FSH, Kleinfelters and small testes, I have done research and been looking at reports on KF investigations and this has led me to believe that SSR should be considered especially Micro TESE.

A few questions - What is your professional opinion based on the above? Should SSR be considered? Also is Micro TESE something that is done in your clinic? What is the cost of Micro TESE done privately if it is something you do offer?

Your help is hugely appreciated.

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

We can certainly offer micro-TESE SSR. Our expert colleague is advising about 30% success rate to get sperm.

The cost of such a procedure is around £4000.

We would be pleased to arrange a meeting with Mr Bromage, with a urologist, to discuss this further.

If you would like any further advice or would like to book an appointment with one of our specialists, please telephone our team on 0161 300 2730.