Suggestions for further testing or no?

Becky

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Reply Posted on: Apr 3, 2016 at 10:19am
Hello! My name is Becky. I'm 31 years old and live in Billings, MT. I have Mosaic Turner Syndrome and so no ovaries. My husband and I have gone through 4 IVF cycles. 3 of those were using my husband's sperm, this last one in February was our first try using donor embryos. Using hubbys sperm, we got pregnant with the first cycle and suffered a blighted ovum. The last 2 we had no blasts to transfer and our embryos died after day 3, suggesting sperm issue with hubby. Hence moving on to donor embryos. We were thrilled to receive a beta of 341 in February, only to have it stop rising after hitting 551. This 5th try in June will be our last attempt before moving to adoption. My RE believes that it is nothing with me, as I have gotten pregnant with both blasts transferred. And the genetics involved with both blasts were obviously completely different. But since this is our last chance I want to do everything possible. Are there any immune issues I should look for at this point, any testing you would recommend I have done? I have hypothyroidism and am on sinthroid. My TSH before this last try was 1.5, so very normal. My mom has Hashimotos which I was tested and negative for those antibodies. Thanks! Any advice is helpful. Again, RE believes this last embryo just wasn't normal which is common. But I want to give our last embryo every chance possible.
Becky Fallon

Becky

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Reply RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 15, 2016 at 6:44pm
I am wondering if this post is being seen since I haven't had a response?
Becky Fallon

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 6:25am
I suspect you have endometriosis at the root of your issues. I would not perform another IVF cycle without first speaking with me. Fill out a consult form on the website and we will schedule a free consultation to reveiw your case in detail. Sorry for the late response I must have posted this but never got around to the answer. I do my best to keep up but sometimes on are two may slip through. Im glad you reposted.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

caracam

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RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 7:32am
I think Dr Braverman replied to this on my thread in the questions for him forum. My post is from Monday and about 3 miscarriages after a son. Just a mix up it looks like.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 8:08am
Hi Becky , please fill out a consult form on my website, I think your losses are due to endometriosis, we can discuss during a free consult.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Becky

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Reply RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 10:00am
Endometriosis seems unlikely to me in this case, I have had several saline ultrasounds (1 before nearly every cycle) and 2 hysteroscopies following my blighted ovum (1 to remove fetal tissue and another to check for scar tissue). They have always been free and clear of any scar tissue, polyps, etc......Could all this testing still miss endo?
Becky Fallon

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 12:27pm
Yes , you are most likley still missing endo. Read my website on Silent Endometriosis and CRAMS, a saline sonogram and hysteroscopy can not make or eliminate the diagnosis. They only look in the uterus not in the abdomen where endo is. I see many cases like yours. Im pretty confident about this. set up the consult and we will talk.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Becky

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Reply RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 12:48pm
I am so upset and confused, this is something I've never heard before in my case. Endo is more likely than an autoimmune disease related to the thyroid or something? What makes you suspect this? To me the blighted ovum makes sense as a sperm issue - we only got 1 blast out of 3 cycles using 3 different egg donors....


I don't have the insurance or finances to either look for or treat much right now let alone something so serious : (

If this were the issue what would treatment look like?
Becky Fallon

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Suggestions for further testing or no? Posted on: Apr 16, 2016 at 2:04pm
Read the section on my website on Silent Endo and CRAMS. that will explain all.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.