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My doctor called yesterday- I had a bunch of blood tests after my last mc. I also brought in a sample from the tissue I passed (I actually brought in 2, not exactly being sure what was what).
As for me, no blood clotting problems, thyroid was currently okay (I'm on synthroid). I have low Vitamin D, though she's not sure how much that had to do with the losses. And I do have one of the MTHFR variants, the A1298C. I don't know if it's a heterozygous variant or homozygous. I already started taking baby aspirin. I asked if I should do more (heparin, lovenox, etc) but she said in the absence of blood clotting disorders, they don't do that.
As for the LO- I was told a week ago that they were not going to be able to culture any cells to test. But surprisingly, they were after all. Normal chromosomes. And- before I could stop my doctor- XX. It was a girl. I didn't really want to know And I asked what were the chances it was MY tissue that got in there by mistake- OB said it was very unlikely.
So now that's 2 mcs with normal chromosomes. It wasn't a chromosome deformity that caused these losses. It's more likely something wrong with me.
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I'm sorry. My tests also came back with nothing other than MTHFR Hetero A1298C which the MFM is not concerned about. He also told me that blood thinners were not warranted.
It is so hard to know if it is something with you are the babies. My losses were at 39 weeks and 17 weeks and after every imaginable test, my docs also could not tell me anything. My doctors seemed to think that there still may have been something wrong, just something that science does not yet test for. The MFM actually told me that the for my 17 week loss, it is possible that the normal chromosomes came from me (I know that is the opposite of what your doc said).
I am sorry that you have no answers. I know how that feels.
Thanks everyone. I just learned today that my HMO approved a consultation with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, so that's something.
I'm so sorry to hear about your losses, balst19. You're right, it's hard having no answers- but also hard having *some* answers. Like, I have this gene thing- but how can I be sure that treating it will help? My babies' chromosomes were normal- but that doesn't mean there wasn't something else wrong with their development that just couldn't be detected.
I guess I have to remember that there's really nothing that's going to make me feel GOOD about any of this. Like, no information will make me say, "Oh. Got it! Super! No big deal!" lol
I just wanted to add that is possible to have bad luck which I think is my doctors official diagnosis. I had three losses in a row then two normal pregnancies. As difficult as it is to not hear you have this we treat it like that... it can also mean just that there is nothing wrong.