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What is immunological testing?

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Answer from: Dimitris Papanikolaou, MD

Gynaecologist, Founder and Clinical Director at Life Clinic Athens
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When you do some immunological tests, they will tell you if you have a problem or not. Basically, the answer from the immunological tests is not black and white and why is not like this because the immune system it’s something that changes even in a few hours. We can feel it when we get a cold, when we catch a cold, we can feel those changes in our body so, I think, I believe that practically the immune system moves like a pendulum in our body – goes from the one side to the strong side and then goes to the weak side inevitably actually in most of the cases. So, because it works like this taking a picture of this pendulum, sometimes you can take the picture when the immune system is very calm and many women they have told me “oh yes but I did the immunological tests but they’re very normal” – yes, but it’s very important to correlate how the body is regarding symptoms, feelings and other things and at the time that you did the tests. Just a random test will not tell you anything.

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What is the meaning of immunological?

Although we are sure that immunology is a crucial aspect of our life, the impact it has on fertility is not yet fully understood. Given that there are several factors involved and studies differ in results, more time is needed to give a more precise answer.

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