Tubes less hostile than uterus?


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Reply Posted on: Jul 18, 2013 at 2:13am
Dear Dr Braverman,

I'm wondering if any conclusion can be drawn from embryos implanting in the tubes rather than the uterus.

I had 4 blastocysts transferred in August last year which resulted in a chemical followed by an ectopic pregnancy. I had the tube removed.

2 blastocysts were transferred in January 2013 and resulted 1 sac seen at 5 weeks, but soon miscarried.

3 blastocysts were transferred in June and resulted in an ectopic, a heartbeat was seen at 7 weeks in wrong location. I just had the tube removed.

From the cycles that resulted in ectopic preganacies, I'm wondering if you have any suggestions as to why implantion is occuring in the inhospitable environment of the tubes, but not succeeding in the uterus. From the 9 blastocysts listed above, why did the two blastocysts that made it into the tubes continue while the other 7 (apparently of equal quality) didn't.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be gratefully received.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Tubes less hostile than uterus? Posted on: Jul 18, 2013 at 6:02am
There is no solid evidence yet but the majority of the thought is that the tube is less hostile in paitents that have immune related implantation failure. this is a common presentation that I see here at our clinic as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.