Stage IV Endo & Consult questions


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Reply Stage IV Endo & Consult questions Posted on: Dec 17, 2011 at 6:08pm
I was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis in March 2011. We had been trying for just over a year at that time and we did 6 IUIs, all negative. We did our first IVF in September. I had 14 eggs retrieved, 11 were mature and 7 fertilized. We had 2 that made it to blastocyst, which we transferred and the others were not high quality enough to make it to freeze. That cycle ended in a chemical pregnancy. I had a basic RPL panel done and found I am heterozygous for MTHFR C677T & A1298C.

For IVF --2, we added Folgard and baby aspirin and changed my dosages. I had 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature but still only 7 fertilized. On day 3, I only had 3 8-celled embryos (2 were grade 1, 1 was grade 2) that were progressing so we transferred all 3. That cycle was negative. The other embryos were only 4 cells or less on day 3, so once again we had nothing to freeze.

My question is…do you think I could benefit from immunological testing? I understand that you do telephone consultations but would my husband and I need to travel to NY for the testing? How much is the initial consult? We live in Michigan. Thank you so much!

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Stage IV Endo & Consult questions Posted on: Dec 18, 2011 at 4:55am
As endometriosis is a autoimmune disease yes you would certainly benefit from immune testing and quite possibly this would help you acheive success. Please watch my video on endometriosis and infertility on the website. Yes we do telephone and skype consultations from all over the world, you do not need to come to NY to be tested, we get to you. For any financial quesitons feel free to call my office and ask for Judy or Kim.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.