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January 7th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas
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On Wed. morning I go in for my follow-up appt with my OB after my second m/c happened in mid-Dec. Do you all have any suggestions for questions that I should ask? I know he is planning on doing a final US to make positively sure everything is gone (I've already had 2 US in the past 2 weeks) and going over bloodwork/hormone levels. Thanks for your input!

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January 8th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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You could ask what he thinks about the most likely causes of your miscarriages.

If you wish to have more testing done, you could ask about that.

You could ask (if you haven't already) about when you should TTC again.

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January 8th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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I would insist on testing. Usually they wait for 3 in a row but you can insist on it and see if they will do it. Make sure you emphasize how horrible the experience is and how you don't ever want to go through it again if a few tests can be performed to find an answer and fix it. Most dr.s are for it but it's the insurance companies that resist. The dr.s office can find ways to make it "medically necessary", so I would say be persistant.

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January 9th, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Along with what the other ladies said, check out the stickies in the main RPL forum. We've got several related to tests, questions, etc., that might give you some ideas.
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January 9th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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I agree with most of what has been said here already. I also would ask (if you are interested) if they have any support groups in your area(believe it or not some places actually do). You can also ask about the possibility of doing progesterone & baby aspirin next time if it isn't something you have already tried. The major tests you should ask for regardless (IMO) is to at LEAST have your thyroid & blood sugar checked. To me that should be standard as a pre-pg physical - but it isn't. And of course like Kathryn sai d- if you check out hte sticky it lists many of the tests that are available if you want to pursue full testing.

Best wishes & make sure to tell us how the appt goes.
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January 10th, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, ladies!

The appointment was encouraging. I am going to start Metformin to regulate my cycles... ever since my D&C in June, I've had 50 day long cycles instead of the typical 28-30. And, my OB said I could start taking baby aspirin, too. None of my labs came back abnormal. He suggested that we wait 2 cycles before trying again, but we waited 2 cycles w/ this last pregnancy, and it turned into a miscarriage. =(

So, now 3 pills to take at bedtime -- Metformin, aspirin, and the prenatal vitamin, and we're back to the waiting game!
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