Posted by Larry Grunfeld, MD on July 31, 19100 at 12:56:58:
In Reply to: Doctor, Fungus definition........... posted by Kim on July 31, 19100 at 11:59:14:
Candida is a type of fungus. The particular infection you describe has not been reported to cause infertility in any standard medical textbook or research paper. Remember that contamination of cultures by vaginal secretions can occur.
Larry Grunfeld, MD
: The fungus that my doctor is referring to is a Thallophyte infection. I believe this is different than a candida yeast infection, isn't it?
: : 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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