GI bleeding


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Reply Posted on: Apr 25, 2014 at 12:16pm
I did an FET in nov/dec last year and I had complications like Gastrointestinal bleeding. I did endoscopy/colonoscopy and Pillcam but they did not find any ulcers. I was on baby aspirin,prednisone, blood thinner(lovenox), antibiotics, IVIG, neupogen for my recent FET. I was trying to follow the protocol of my successful cycle.

I am 44 now and still have the desire to have a sibling for my DD.After the pregnancy, with pre-eclempsia, hellp at 37 wks, c-section and the recent GI bleeding I am not too sure if it is safe to have another pregnancy.I still have 3 good embryos frozen.

I took a lot of supplements like resveratrol,phosphatidylserine, phosphatidycholine(supposed to help with memory) . My acupuncturist told me these extra supplements could have thinned my blood too much. Anyway I stopped these extra supplements.

The GI bleeding was scary. I was hospitalised for a night as I was very weak and dizzy and almost fainted. My hemoglobolin went down to 6. I was anemic. I had to have 3 pints of blood transfused. This all happened a few days before I went for my beta, I stopped all meds. My hcg beta did go to 8 and than dropped to 5. I did implant.

Do you think it is safe for me to go through another pregnancy? I will definitely not be taking so many supplments. What do you think could have happened? What would you advice?

Thank you.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: GI bleeding Posted on: Apr 25, 2014 at 12:38pm
I would need to know the diagnosis that you had for the immune treatments. This is clearly a complicated history and approach appears to be giving you all known immune medicaitons but might have been better to have a real diagnosis . The early preeclampisa and possible DIC you might have had with it as the cause of bleeding certianly have an immune component.

I would be happy to have a free 10 minute chat with you to review your case.

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Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
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Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.