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I think that some (many?) of you may have gone through testing for HLA matching.
My first question is did your RE recommend it, or did you ask for it? What lab did you use? If you had a match, what is your strategy for dealing with it?
My situation: original RE did not consider it an important part of work up. After numerous disappointing cycles, we pursued it with a nationally known expert on our own. We were told by this expert that there was no matching problem. Now new RE is suggesting that there actually may be a matching problem after all! I am super frustrated.
Would appreciate any experiences you have had. TIA!
Re: XP: HLA matching questions
TTC #2 since 6/2010
10/2012 DH diagnosed with Epilepsy
A few failed IUIs summer 2012 and 2013.
DH taking clomid and waiting to see if he needs another vericocele repair.
Hoping for a 2015 baby or babies.
Wishing, hoping, waiting.
Well, according to some, matching is a potential problem, which can cause an abnormal immune system reaction to the embryo. In some opinions, it can cause miscarriage or even loss of undiagnosed pregnancy (= infertility).
I do have all the results and the doctors are interpreting them in opposite ways. Yes, the new RE knows about the previous expert opinion. They disagree.
BFP #1 1/2010, M/C 6 weeks
BFP #2 6/2010, DD lost to congenital heart disease, we are heartbroken.
TTC #2 4/2011, diagnosed MTHFR, FVL
Four natural cycles BFN; Clomid IUI BFN; Follistim IUI BFN;
1/2012 IVF #1 BFN
4/2012 FET BFP #3
5/2012 7w1d u/s: anembryonic demise; M/C @ 8w.
6/2012 found Stage II/III endo on laparoscopy, removed w/ laser.
8/2012 IVF #2 epic fail: no viable embryos.
Vacation, break, second opinions, on to new RE.
1/2013 Surprise chemical pregnancy BFP #4 (break cycle), IVF #3 postponed.
2/2013 TI w/ hormonal support, prednisone, aspirin, Lovenox, acupuncture gave us a miracle BFP #5!
Heartbeat on U/S at 6w1d! Baby,please stay!!