BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

BONUS 93: Implantation Failure 101

Today’s Guest:

Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

After Dr. Rodgers answers listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about implantation failure:

  • Causes:
    • Uterine causes:
      • Uterine fibroids
      • Uterine polyps
      • Uterine scar tissue
      • Excessively thin uterine lining
      • Uterine wall abnormalities
      • Abnormal gene expression at the uterine lining
    • Genetic causes
    • Other causes:
      • Fluid filled tubes
      • Egg quality
      • Smoking/lifestyle
  • Why might a genetically normal embryo not implant?
  • Tests:
    • Uterine Evaluation/Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
    • Sperm DNA Fragmentation Test
    • Endometrial Biopsy Test for Implantation Markers
    • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
    • Immunologic Tests
    • Others?
  • Is there any new research in this area?

  • Do you have success stories involving prior implantation failure that you can share?

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