Thursday, March 16, 2017

How IVF doctors cheat IVF patients

I just got this email from a patient, and it made my blood boil.

I have been reading your blogs in my 2ww. It was my first ivf cycle. Attaching the details. I had my beta hcg today which was less than 2. My gynae says in few cases repeat test can show positive results. She has continued progesterone, progynova and medrol and two hcg injection - one today and another on 18.is there really any scope. Let me know if you require any additional information.

I hate it when doctors take patients for a ride. A negative HCG 14 days after the egg collection clearly means the cycle has failed and she is not pregnant. 

Read more at www.drmalpani.com/knowledge-center/articles/hcg

The doctor should be honest with her and tell her this. However, she is creating false hope in her, by telling her that in some patients, a repeat HCG test can show positive results. This is a lie.

What's even worse is that she is fooling her. 
By giving her the HCG injection, she is making sure her next HCG blood test will come back as positive , as a result of the HCG injection she gave her. She will then tell the patient that the IVF cycle was successful, but she miscarried; and will cajole her into doing another cycle again.

I hate it when doctors take patients for a ride, because these doctors give all IVF clinics a bad reputation !

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