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November 25th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Hi, I'm currently in the July 2010 DDC. I have hypertension, and have just found out that I have a genetic disorder called Polymorphism. Does anyone know anything about this? Or where I can look to get some helpful information?

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November 25th, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Polymorphism is a general term, it applies to many genetic conditions and even normal biological traits, it's not a condition itself. In simple terms, it just means "genetic diversity"Here's some links describing the term: * Polymorphism - (Biology): Definition, Polymorphism (biology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Whatever condition you have is polymorphic, basically there is more than one type of the condition in the population, not one like some other conditions. Many normal things are polymorphic too, like what blood type you are (some people are Type A, others are Type O, etc.). I would recommend that you call your doctor and ask for the specific condition/trait you have that is polymorphic, and which of the types you have. Once you have the specific name, I would be happy to ask my sister for more information about it, she is a genetic counselor and is very knowledgeable about these things.

I hope this is helpful
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November 25th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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It is very helpful. My report from the doc says: Positive Polymorphism MTHFR. Prothrobin Gene + previous Miscarriages. The doc says its blood clots, so I have to take asprin to thin my blood. And I have to take more folate because of a deficiency.
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November 26th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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MTHFR is a blood clotting disorder (as you know). It is actually pretty common. My sister has it. It is a common cause of recurrent miscarriage. Aspirin and folate are the two most common treatments for both of your clotting disorders. Here is a thread full of resources that may help:

http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1...disorders.html (Blood Disorders)
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November 26th, 2009, 10:05 AM
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I have MTHFR mutation too. You should find out if you are homozygous or heterozygous and also if it's the 'A' location or 'C' locations. Homozygous 'A' is the most serious....I'm heterozygous 'C', the least serious.
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November 26th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Its Homozygous. At least thats what is says on the report I have. I didn't know what those things meant. lol Its all gibberish to me.

It says patient is homozygous for C allele at postion 677 [Normal allele at position 677 is C]

Patient is homozygous for the C allele at position 1298 [Normal allele at position 1298 is A]

so whatever all that means, I have no idea. lol


Thanks for the thread Rebecca, Its very helpful. This is all very confusing for me but does explain a lot
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December 1st, 2009, 09:00 AM
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My SIL just got diagnoised with this as well... she is also being treated with folic acid suppliments and baby asprin. Her and I see the same high risk OB and she said that it's very common and easily treatable.
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December 1st, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Thats all good to know. I get more blood test results back tomorrow for more genetic stuff that I probably won't understand, lol
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