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    @MGC Bertie: hope you are well. My follow up with the FS on Friday went well. Now, I really like my FS. She spoke my mind! She decided to order all the testings on me to check for potential implantation issue without me asking. She understands that this is our last shot and doesn't want to let anything to chance. We try whatever we can and FX! She also puts me on supplements. I feel a bit late for the supplements since they are mainly for egg quality.

    Looking at the referral, I almost fainted. She ticked every boxes for tests that i hadn't done. Everything you mentioned above, except IgA and cell surface markers - lymphocyte subsets.

    She also suggests me to find someone to do NK cell biopsy and endo scratch here in Perth. Unfortunately, it has been frustrating few days. I only got two FS names who had done NK cell biopsy before. When i called their clinics, the people there just don't think they can take me as a patient without me doing IVF cycle there. No sure what to do next........

    Well, with all these efforts, there is no guarantee that it will work. Hubby still thinks that we had given our best shot with our last embryo. It also doesn't help when his officemate is about to go on parental leave!

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    @Arlais: you mentioned about high ANA. What is your result if u dont mind sharing? PM me if you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    @Arlais: you mentioned about high ANA. What is your result if u dont mind sharing? PM me if you prefer.
    Mine was 1:1260 speckled pattern - apparently that is very, very high. My FS actually said they don't bother diluting the sample any further after that!

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    Mine is 1:80 speckled pattern. From what i read, everything above 1:40 is significant. I am so sad right now. It is me, killing our precious embryo. Our best embryo........feel like our chance is zero.

    Did they find out what cause it?
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    Bbhope please don't beat yourself up over this! It's not your fault, it is unfortunately just one of those things that some people have and some people don't.

    Elevated levels of ANA are usually an indicator that there's an underlying autoimmune condition at play. For me, it's a Prothrombin Gene Mutation - a genetic condition I inherited and had no idea about until going through IVF. The sooner you know about these things, the better. Not only for making a baby but also your health in general.

    I was so afraid in the early months of my pregnancy that my body was going to suddenly attack the baby we wanted so badly. The weeks I was weaning off the steroids that were keeping my immune system in check were particularly nerve wracking. But we got through it and I have trust in my body that it will continue to allow my little girl to grow and thrive.

    I know it seems like a far off dream, but there are drugs which help overcome this problem. My ANA levels are so much higher than yours, and if mine can be managed to allow a baby to be squirming around in my belly right now nearly ready to be born, then I believe yours can too.

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    Is this thread still active?

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    Yes.

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    Yes, ask away :-)

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    Didn't really have a question lol just thought I'd fit in well due to our circumstances :-/

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    MrsTugs... well sorry you've had to join our little band of people with MFI. My DH has non-obstructive azoospermia - no cause, no cure, and even with the most invasive surgery still only managed to find just one sperm. Those with obstructive azoospermia have much greater success. Have you only recently had a diagnosis?


 

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