ANA's role in my 3 losses?

3 MC in Australia

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Reply Posted on: Mar 30, 2013 at 4:18pm
Greetings Dr Braverman,

I am hoping, like so many others it would seem, that you have the knowledge to help me achieve a successful pregnancy.

Unfortunately for me I am not in the US but Australia. I have had 3 concecutive miscarriages in the last 2 or so years. I am a healthy 27 yr old and while I do have a 6 year old son (who is not the biological child of my now fiance) my fiance and I have not been abe to sustain a pregnancy since. I do not seem to have trouble conceiving and in all pregnancies I have sighted a heartbeat at least once and sometimes twice. Things seems to go well but by 11-12 weeks I begin to spot and an ultrasound confirms that there is no fetal heartbeat. Growth seems to stop somewhere around 8-9 weeks gestation. Testing was done on 3rd baby only but results were clear - it would seem baby (male) was otherwise healthy.

I've had some testing which the doctors here tell me looks fine. However, I have had slightly raised ANA. 1.80 (speckled pattern) which showed up directly after 2nd miscarriage. I then had a negative result when tested at the very begining of 3rd pregnancy and then after the loss of that 3rd pregnancy, about a month or so, I got a result of 1:160.

The doctors here don't seem to think it is significant but my reading on your site and elsewhere would say otherwise. They are suggesting I could take 'baby asprin' yet I did that in last pregnacy and I still miscarried!

I feel that I am not getting the help I desperatly need and doctors here are brushing off my case. This is taking a huge toll on my life and welbeing.
Can you help me at all? Could you recommend treatment that I can put to the doctors here to try?

I appriciate your time in assesing my email. I know you must be so very busy.

Kindest regards,

Chantel

Dr. Braverman

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RE: ANA's role in my 3 losses? Posted on: Apr 1, 2013 at 6:08am
The ANA is playing a role and this can be treated so do not despair. We treat many patients in Australia, if you email or call our office we can schedule a SKYPE consultation for you and assist you in your care. We have doctors that we work with there as well who can carry out our plans. Just fill out the consult request on the website and the staff will be in touch with you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.