Today I was contacted by Dr. Bruce Lessey, a doctor in South Carolina who I contacted after talking with another of his patients with a similar history to mine. Dr. Lessey is one of few doctors who is researching how endometriosis and missing proteins such as alpha v-beta3 and leukemia inhibitory factor cause recurrent early miscarriages. Enrolling in this study will enable me to get the biopsy, pathology and interpretation free of charge. I am very curious to see if this might be the cause of the miscarriages. I spoke with him this afternoon and he said that spotting before my period (I have 3 days of it usually) and painful ovulation can both be signs of endo. He thinks I am a good candidate for the study and wants me to come in at the end of this cycle! They typically do this biopsy 8-10 days past ovulation, which is right after 4th of July and I’ll already be in South Carolina. So I am going to do this. He also recommended another course of treatment to strengthen the endometrium which we will consider for next cycle.
Here are some more resources I found about endo and early miscarriage: