No sperm found

We been trying for a baby for two years now, and last year I found out that I have no sperm, after supplying two samples. I had various blood tests, fibrosis test and few other tests and everything else seems to be normal except low testerone level. The NHS suggested we go through IVF (sperm retrieval). I'm just wondering what are the chances of sperm retrival? And what are our options? Thanks

Our Expert's Answer

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Our results have shown that sperm can be recovered in about 50% of men undergoing surgical sperm retrieval. If sperm is recovered then it would need to be used in an IVF and ICSI cycle. If the surgical sperm retrieval is not successful then donor sperm would be an alternative way for you and your partner to have a baby.