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Reply Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 at 1:58am
Dear Dr Braverman,
Our infertility story is a long and complicated one with auto immune issues on my side and a chromosomal translocation on my husband's.
In the almost 9 years of ttc I have had one miscarriage (2007, natural pregnancy), failed rounds of Clomid, failed IVFs and a failed FET.
Because of the discovery of my husban's translocation we decided to move on to donor sperm. I had my first round of DIUI last month and became pregnant, unfortunately I miscarried.
I am due to start my next DIUI cycle in a couple of weeks.

As the title suggests I suffer from dermographism ( I have also been diagnosed with high anti thyroid antibodies and Hashimotos). I am having a bad flare up of the dermographism at the minute and I was wondering if yoj had ever come across this condition? Do you think I may be having the flare up because of the pregnancy? Also are there any recommendations you could suggest for my next cycle? I was on steroids, clexane and asprin from my positive beta test with my last cycle but I thinkthat was too late.
Thank you
TTc #1 since 2004
6xclomid - BFN
Natural pg Jan '07 - M/C
NaPro 14 months - BFNs
2 failed IVF
1 failed FET
All with steroids
clexane and asprin. Last one with Intralipids
High anti thyroid antibodies - Hashimotos
DH - Balanced Translocation
Aug '12 DIUI#1 - BFP M/C
Sep'12 DIUI #2 -

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Dermographism Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 at 7:21am
There is no question you have an autoimmune component to your losses and in fact I have had many patients with translocations where once we corrected the immune issues were able to ust the partner with the translocation and the couple had their own child. Certainly using the donor increases your chances as you are eliminating one of the issues, but your implantation issues are correctable.
I really cant offer any advice without getting a complete workup and history on you , but at a minimum your treatment should be started when possible prior to conception.
I would be happy to assist you , feel free to call my office and schedule a consultation.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.