Unexplained infertility can occur after a miscarriage, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and on other occasions. At ReceptivaDx, we have created a test that may assist one in understanding unexplained infertility. Here is what one should know about our testing and how it may help them with their infertility journey:
What Is Unexplained Infertility?
Unexplained infertility is when one has tried to conceive but has not been successful and cannot understand why. There are many different causes of infertility. Some causes can be age, pelvic inflammatory disease, undergoing cancer treatment, and for men, low sperm count, small testicles, and others. When one has tested for these reasons of infertility, it can then be deemed unexplained.
What Does Our Test Do?
At ReceptivaDx, we have created a test to eliminate one of the causes of unexplained infertility. Our test looks for signs of silent endometriosis. Silent endometriosis can be a cause of infertility issues and can be difficult to diagnose. Silent endometriosis can be difficult to recognize because there are fewer immediate signs. Our testing allows doctors to take a biopsy and send it to our facility. Physicians can biopsy during a normal OBGYN visit and will get results back within four to five business days. Our testing looks for levels of BCL6 which may cause inflammation of the uterine lining and can be a sign of silent endometriosis, which may cause infertility.
Does Silent Endometriosis Cause Miscarriages?
Several miscarriages can be an indication of silent endometriosis. Because silent endometriosis causes inflammation of the uterine lining, it makes it more difficult to successfully implant the egg. The egg may implant initially, but the inflammation or fibers may cause the egg to lose implantation and cause a miscarriage. Silent endometriosis can cause pregnancy loss if not diagnosed or treated.
How To Treat Silent Endometriosis
If one tests positive for levels of BCL6 in their uterine lining, several treatment options are available. One treatment option to consider is hormone therapy. Hormone therapy may assist in treating silent endometriosis and help one achieve a successful pregnancy.
Another treatment option is a laparoscopy. A laparoscopy is a surgery that removes visible signs of endometriosis. When the endometriosis is removed, one can try again for a successful pregnancy. Treatment options may vary from each diagnosis, but pregnancy loss due to endometriosis may be reduced after treatment.
Endometriosis may come back after treatment, so it is key to maintain hormone therapy or other treatment options when looking to get pregnant again. An OBGYN or reproductive specialist can give patients the best idea of what their treatment can look like.
Contact ReceptivaDx Today
At ReceptivaDx, we understand that unexplained infertility can be frustrating and discouraging. We created our BCL6 test to help our customers understand the “why” behind their infertility issues. Our test can be done during a natural or mock cycle during the window of implantation by an OBGYN or a fertility specialist. Contact RecpetivaDx to have our test sent to a local physician and to learn more about silent endometriosis.