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April 2nd, 2014, 07:38 PM
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I was talking with another patient in the waiting room at my fertility clinic the other day. She mentioned she feels like by this point there should be more progress in treating infertility. We have made so many medical advances with other diseases but it seems like maybe there isn't as much research being done for infertility. Wanted to see what you ladies think?
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April 3rd, 2014, 08:46 AM
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I think a big issue is that alot of the time, infertility can be caused by other diseases that they're still working on advances in. People aren't just diagnosed as "infertile", it's "infertile due to X", you know? Yes, there's unexplained infertillity, but for example, my DHs MFI is [most likely] caused by liver disease. In order to fix the fertility issue, the liver disease would have to be "cured", though the damage is already done with the antibodies.

Continuing with that, are there ways to treat the antibodies? Yes. But they're very risky and controversial and not necessarily effective. I wish there were a way to fix the antibodies, and there probably will be one day, but for now there's a solution (ICSI) so they'll continue to work on other issues, you know? So, there are treatments available and they know that they work (or at least they're supposed to), but nothing is guaranteed, even with other diseases.
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