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miracle2happen - February 6th, 2006 5:59 PM

hi,

i had two 3bb grade blasts transferred on day-5. i'm worried about it's success. what do you think are my chances?


Dr Smith - February 7th, 2006 8:32 AM

Well, we like to see 3AA and 4AA on Day 5, BUT I've seen many, many pregnancies from the transfer of two 3BB grade blastocyst stage embryos. I can't predict your chances of success very well without knowing your age, but, if you're under 40, I'd ballpark your chances at around 40-50%. Hang in there.


miracle2happen - February 7th, 2006 1:26 PM

hi dr. smith,

thank you for your response. both my dh and i are 38 yo. this was my 2nd ivf w/ icsi, which resulted in neg beta today. my first ivf (day-3 transfers with 3 embies-10cell, 8cell, 8cell) also resulted in neg. with no other medical problems, we don't know the reason for the failure. what questions should we be addressing the re about these failures? should i even consider trying another ivf cycle?


Dr Smith - February 8th, 2006 7:45 AM

I think its time to evaluate uterine factors. I would suggest testing for immunological problems (i.e. increased Natural Killer (NK) cell number and abnormal NK cell activation). In addition, I think you should consider testing for clotting problems as well. You can speak to your doctor about this testing. In the meantime, to can read more about it at http://www.sharedjourney.com/imm.html. Follow the link for NK cells.


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