Lipid therapy for pregnancy loss


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Reply Posted on: Jan 9, 2014 at 10:38am
In feb of 2013 I had a miscarriage at about 6 weeks. This was my first pregnancy. I got pregnant again in july and had a chemical pregnancy. My OBGYN suggested i try again but instead I went to an infertility dr. After doing every test under the sun he found that I came back positive for thrombophelia ( factor III (13) V34L mutation), and my NK cells were elevated 12.8 (NK activation assay was 8%). At first they wanted me to try lovenox and aspirin but then i was sent to a reproductive immunologist who suggested lipids and skipping the lovenox and asprin. This dr didnt really take the time to explain what this therapy was and why I needed it and therefore I am very skeptical of it. After doing some research it seems like my numbers are very slightly elevated. Would I really benefit from lipid therapy? Wouldnt lovenox and aspirin be enough? Im more convinced that its the thrombophelia causing my miscarriages and not the NK cells. Any advice??
Thank you!
Mariola serafin

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Lipid therapy for pregnancy loss Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 1:38pm
I would have no way of answering your question without seeing a full immune profile that quite often is very incomplete. Nk cells alone give you no information on how to approach a case .

I would be happy to assist you , fill out a contact form from the website and the staff will schedule a free 10 minute chat to reveiw your case if you would like my help.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.