implantation Failure


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Reply Posted on: Aug 3, 2012 at 3:22pm
Hi, Dr Braverman I am currently a patient at Sirm i just wanted to ask you a question. my doctor is very open to trying anythig since i have been through so much. I am 34 years i was pregnant through Ivf and Miscarried at 19 wks with a normal baby boy 2 years ago in which i had to have a D&C and a blood transfusion because i lost a lot of blood due to fibroid wrapped around placenta. i tried Ivf again 3 months later and was pregnant again, but i had a miscarriage at 8wks so my RE decided to test me immunology disorders, which came back positive for Natural killer cells I believe it was 19 and had to have another D&C. Since the 2 miscarriages I have done Ivf 3 times with no success. The last Ivf i just did was in July, my first beta came back is was a 7 so they said I need to test again in 2 days, I did and the numbers dropped to 3.5 this is the closest i came to being pregnant in months. my doctor seems to think its the lining because after he did the last d&c he had to remove tissue that was embedded in the lining, but i have being using viagra suppostories and my lining at transfer is usually 9 or more. I have been taken Prednisone and Intralipid for Nk, but i would like to know if their anything else that we could try. Also Dr Braverman do you think that the blood transfusion i received doing my first miscarriage could be the reason why my immune is possibly overreacting to my embryos. Thank you for any advance please

Dr. Braverman

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RE: implantation Failure Posted on: Aug 3, 2012 at 7:40pm
Yes the transfusion, having had delivery of male infants could both play a part, this may be a more advanced issue than just a simple NK cell issue and if your gettting to 9mm I agree it is not a lining issue. Please call my office and we can schedule a brief phone interview so I can assess your case, you really need advanced immune diagnostic testing that only we offer.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.