Re: Dr.- another quick question.....

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Posted by Kim on July 31, 19100 at 11:35:39:

In Reply to: Re: Dr.- another quick question..... posted by Larry Grunfeld, MD on July 31, 19100 at 09:35:33:


Yes, I am aware of these "easy explanations", but I did not
say I was infected with Yeast (candida), I said I was infected with FUNGUS. It is a
FUNGUS infection that is present and growing in my
reproductive organs. Fungus is fungas and candida is yeast.
We are waiting for the test results to come in
confirming this dx.

: Be careful about physicians who find an easy explanation for unexplained infertility. In many cases these explanations do not stand the test of scientific scrutiny. If the data cannot be supported by scientific studies it may be comforting, but not true.
: Yeast infections have not been reported in the uterus, ovaries, or inside the male reproductive system. Cultures for yeast are inacurrate because they pass through the external reproductive tract where there are always yeast present.

: Sometimes the first opionions are the correct ones, even though you did not like the answer. If a second opionion gives an explantation that is markedly different from the first, be careful before following the therapy without further research.

: Larry Grunfeld, MD

: : This is an important one. I recently discovered the problem (we think) of why dh and I cannot conceive. I have been to two RE's in the past 3 years and neither of them tested me for this particular infection. Dh and I are both infected with a fungus infection in our reproductive organs. My infection is in my lining of the uterus, and in my ovaries (it has also wound up in my intestines) and dh's is only in the area where the sperm is stored. Now, this blows my mind as to why RE's only check for bacterial and viral infections, but yet they overlook fungus infections. Dh and I should have been checked BEFORE we even did any type of TX. We wasted $28,000.00 doing 5 IUI's, and 2 IVF's while my lining is too toxic for embryos. Here I am, almost 36 years old, and now on top of everything I have age working against me. I cannot believe all this time that has been wasted over ONE overlooked possibility. Thank goodness we sought out another doctor, or we still would be wasting money on IF tx.

: : Kim
: : ttc since 1995
: : not unexplained any more.

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