Cause and treatment for implantation issues

amr2010

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Reply Posted on: Dec 12, 2012 at 4:35pm
Dr. B,
Hello. I'm sure you have had this question many times, but I would like to hear it firsthand, if you don't mind. I would just like to know what are the main causes for implantation failure? How do you usually treat them? How successful is treatment for this? Is it possible to achieve a natural pregnancy when treated when the only pregnancy that has been achieved was through IVF?
To me, it seems like it is a complex issue especially when the immune system is not allowing pregnancy to happen naturally. How is it possible for pregnancy to happen through IVF, but not naturally when the only issue seems to be implantation.
Thanks for taking time out to read this. We are coming to see you in Jan.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Cause and treatment for implantation issues Posted on: Dec 12, 2012 at 4:46pm
You are correct. Many move to IVF thinking this will solve implantation problems. This is not true . Many of our treatments are for the implantation issues and can be accomplished wtih IUI or natural relations. Remember however some have 2 problems. 1. they cant get a fertilziation becuase of a low count or maybe a tubual issue , this would require IVF. 2. they may in addition have an implantation issue that needs to be treated medically along with the IVF.

the only hint that both "may " exist is if there was never a conception without IVF as in your case. some in your case do IVF as it may take too long for conception to occurr while they are concurrently on medications to treat the immune issues.

some will say "well you have found something new that will help with implantation, lets try on our own for a few months and if we dont concieve then we will try your treatment with IVF"

I hope that answers your question.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

amr2010

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Reply RE: Cause and treatment for implantation issues Posted on: Dec 12, 2012 at 6:36pm
Yes, you answered my question. Looking forward to Jan.
Thank you,
Amanda