Implantation failure with cramping

EmmaC

2 Posts
Reply Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 at 1:41pm
Dear Dr. Braverman,


I have had 5 failed Unmedicated IUI cycles with donor sperm. On at least 4 of these attempts I have experienced twinges, back ache and menstrual type cramps from around day 5 post IUI, until my period arrives around day 14.


I had the level 2 tests and results came back with slightly raised CD56 at 14.6, CD19, Cd5+ at 14.9, and CD 19 at 12.2. My cytokine ratio was 20.9:8.4. Because of this, I was prescribed prednisolone 10mg for my most recent IUI. I found my response to be the same, with cramping starting from day 5. These cramps are worse at night and by around day 12 post IUI I usually have shaky hands and racing heart rate also.


I feel the cramping is key to my problem with implantion, however I am at a loss as to whether or not this is immune related. I am desperate to understand the reason for the cramping and what the next step to take is.


Physically, I have been diagnosed with mild endometriosis (which was largely removed) and there were signs of adenomyosis, in that I have a bulky uterus. I do have a history of painful periods, but I have been told this shouldn't be causing the issues, since my recent laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.


Please can you offer any suggestions? I have considered if a uterine biopsy would give a better immune picture considering my history.


Thank you,


Emma
Emma

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Implantation failure with cramping Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 at 2:23pm
We need to discuss how the endometriosis was removed and what was left inside. We also need to find the underlying immune issues that are associated with endometriosis so we can formulate a treatment for you (see silent endometriosis on our website). You can send in a consultation form and we can schedule a free consult to discuss your case in detail.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

EmmaC

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Reply RE: Implantation failure with cramping Posted on: Sep 27, 2015 at 1:50pm
Thank you,


I have booked a consultation.


Best wishes,


Emma
Emma