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Hi, I have just seen the article re natural killer cells.

My 1st IVF attempt failed and in my follow up consultation my specilaist immediately ordered blood tests for the above and blood disorders such as lupus. I haven't had my results yet. Cost was another £300!

I am concerned that I am being ripped off. What do I do?

Has anyone else come across this.

I am very worried.

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Hi Heston,

Sorry to take so long to reply. Firstly, I wanted to say how very sad that your first IVF attempt failed. Sending a big hug to you!

It is bad enough that this happened and then your consultant has gone off in a new tangent.

I would have been delighted if my consultant had thought of NK cells after my first attempt or even my second......

One of the common gripes on this board is the lack of followup ideas after a cycle has failed. My consultant just told me that it was too fat.

However, after my two failed attempts I had the NK cells testing done and was positive. That was the "good news", however, even after treatment for this my next cycle a FET failed. I am now going to try a new cycle with a new drug.

The theories around NK cells is relatively new and unproven. We are the Guinea pigs and it is too soon to tell which of us will have success using immune modulating treatment.

Here are a couple of links to websites with more info.

http://www.miscarriageclinic.co.uk/

http://www.repro-med.net/info/cat.php

Hope that this helps. Good luck.

With warmest regards,
 
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