Unexplained infertility

AliB

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Reply Unexplained infertility Posted on: Mar 4, 2011 at 12:14am
Hi dr. Braverman
I am considered having unexplained fertility and will be undergoing ivf. Do you often see ivf being successful in someone that is unexplained? I know that there has to be something hidden that is t being found. What are some things that could possible going on with me? Thank you for your time.

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Unexplained infertility Posted on: Mar 4, 2011 at 3:29am
Hi AliB

many of the problems with unexplained infertility are solved with IVF, if I have found no problems and a patient has failed multiple IUI cycles the IVF cycle is both therapeutic and diagnostic. Sometimes I find problems with egg or embryo quality I wasnt expecting, or sometimes there was a problem with the tubes or sperm fertilizing the egg that are both overcome by IVF and in these cases the patient conceives. Its only if a patient fails a transfer of a good quality embryo that in those cases I would begin to look for other issues such as genetics,immune or thrombophilia.
Good luck to you with your IVF.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

AliB

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Reply Re: Unexplained infertility Posted on: Mar 5, 2011 at 5:02am
Hi AliB

many of the problems with unexplained infertility are solved with IVF, if I have found no problems and a patient has failed multiple IUI cycles the IVF cycle is both therapeutic and diagnostic. Sometimes I find problems with egg or embryo quality I wasnt expecting, or sometimes there was a problem with the tubes or sperm fertilizing the egg that are both overcome by IVF and in these cases the patient conceives. Its only if a patient fails a transfer of a good quality embryo that in those cases I would begin to look for other issues such as genetics,immune or thrombophilia.
Good luck to you with your IVF.

Thank you for your response. I have just been hearing so many stories about negative IVF's. I have never been pregnant and have been trying for about 9 years. That seems like a long time to never have gotten pregnant. But nothing is showing up. I am just praying this works. I can't bear the thought of another negative.