autoimmune testing?


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Reply Posted on: Feb 23, 2013 at 8:56am
My RE unexpectedly decided to do NK cell testing after starting this FET cycle. We have 1 failed IVF that was a chemical pregnancy but with lots of heaving spotting from the day of suspected implantation (7dp3dt) and really low starting betas. I am already on Lupron for this cycle and my FET is scheduled for 3/20/13. We have mild MFI (borderline motility and low morph) but no issues found with me so far. I have been reading on the subject of autoimmune testing and noted that there can be a correlation between high NK cells an endo. I have suspected endo, but my RE has never been interested in investigating the possibility and I’ve never had a lap. If my NK cell test comes back abnormal, is further investigating the possibility of endo wise? Or would just the Intralipid therapy be sufficient? My RE only mention doing the NK cell testing, I've also been reading about several other autoimmune problems that could be tested. Should we be testing for all of these things at this point? We've only had 1 loss but have been trying to conceive for a total of 26 cycles (2 IUI's, 1 IVF). Thanks for your help and advice.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: autoimmune testing? Posted on: Feb 23, 2013 at 9:01am
the immune system is an orchestra there are no solo performances, so just looking at NK cells to try and determine what the problems are is like looking in someones throat to determine if they have tuberculosis. You should have a complete implantation failure workup which includes the immune system as well as many other issues I would be happy to help you with this. Feel free to call my office and they will schedule a free 10 minute chat so we can discuss your case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.