Should my doctor reimburse me for my sperm sample if he unthawed it and decided the day of the insemination it would be best not to go through with it?


My wife and I are going

My wife and I are going through artificial insemimation at the moment. This cycle she had a lot of vaginal discomfort and irritation. During monitoring she told the nurses her symptoms and they stated it was a urinary tract infection, in which they gave her a presciption. She took the antibiotics and then got a yeast infection. During the next monitoring she told the nurses again that she was in worse irritation and now there is yeast, they recommended her go to an outside GYN. Remind you that this is the week during the monitoring of follicles. The outside GYN treated the yeast infection over 5 days. The next three days we had more monitoring in which the follicle was developing very well. On a Friday we were told that the follicle is great, please take the trigger shot tonight. We specifically asked both the GYN and the fertility doctor will it be ok to go on with the insemination after clearing up a yeast infection. Both doctors stated it is perfectly ok you will just have a little uncomfort and pain. On the next day we went in for the insemination and the sample was defrosted. The doctor bought in the sample and has she went to start, she saw a little discharge and saw that my wife was in a little pain. She decided that she didnt want to go through with the insemination and our sample would be refrozen. At the time we had 18M sperm.

We were very upset because we had asked this question for two weeks prior to the sample being unthawed. We feel the doctor wasted our sample because the next month we went to reuse this sample again and only 2M sperm were alive. No sperm bank recommends refreezing or insemination with less than 10M sperm. Should my doctor replace this sample?

I certainly can imagine why

I certainly can imagine why you would be upset, but ultimately, it doesn't matter what I think the doctor should do. If I say "Yes," the doctor should reimburse you, then telling the doc that I said so won't improve your case.

So, the bigger question is what do you do now? You feel as though the doctor didn't listen to your concerns and made a decision that negatively impacted you. You have a couple of options - you could try talking to the physician and explain why you are upset and what you would like in return. The worse that can happen is they say no.

Or, you could decide to look for a new physician - one that is a better match.

 
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