Discussion group for all topics related to infertility including preparation for pregnancy, causes, investigation and treatment of infertility.
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I've been doing some research since my most recent BFN. Has anyone here been tested for uterine receptivity or lack of something called beta-3 integrins? Supposedly beta-3 integrins are needed to help the embryos "stick" and implant. i am considering asking for this test since we've had three failed cycles. Anyone out there with more information????
Me- 34 DH-37
16 uterine fibroids removed June 2005
FET IVF #1-12/2005 -BFN
IVF #2- 2/2006 -BFN
adopted DD 7/2006 @ 2 weeks old
IVF #3- BFN
12 fibroids removed 4/2007
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I've never heard of this but am bumping this back up to the top in case anyone has any info - I'm on the look out for any more tests or new ideas that might work for me!
9 failed attempts using thawed, surgically retrieved sperm.
2 year break and vasectomy reversal for dh.
Consultation for 10th attempt using fresh sperm - Nov 09.
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- Location: Oxfordshire UK
I was tested for uterine receptivity before my egg retrievel,it is a test to make sure that your womb lining has no nooks or crannys in so many words!
It is too make sure that your womb lining is optimum quality for an embryo to attach.
They insert a syringe full of saline into your womb lining and flush through watching on an ultrasound,it was a relatively painless procedure bit like a smear.
I presumed that everyone going through IVF would have this done?
Hope this helps
ME 39 DH 34
TTC 4+ YEARS
1ST IVF/ICSI JAN 2006 BFP!!!!!
Olivia and Lily born on 10/09/2006
My beautiful angels!!