Any of these health worries common to TTCers..

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Any of these health worries common to TTCers..
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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 4:52am

...or common to those who have had recurrent miscarriage? I am no longer TTC, but have had some rather unsettling results come back from a brain CT, blood tests, and an ultrasound on my neck. I was sent for tests to rule out growths in my brain, due to migrain and 3 months of headaches. TG they did not find any lesions. What they did find:

- low calcium level in blood

- calcification in carotid artery (in brain, not in neck)

- high cholesterol

B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 6:20am

B, I am so sorry about your abnormal test results. That IS concerning - I would be scared, too!

I have no idea how all of those signs and symptoms fit together, and I dont know if they could be related to a TTC problem, but I just wanted to tell you that Im sending lots of (((hugs))) your way. Please let us know what you find out at your next aappointment with the specialist. (when is it, BTW? I hope you dont have too long to wait.)

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 6:34am

Ugh I honestly have NO clue! :(

But I am inclined to say they need to further investigate whether they want to diagnose you with PCOS because if what you say is true and those are indicators of PCOS in addition to your polycystic ovaries I would say PCOS is a definite possibility. The protocol for treatment is usually metformin and some kind of ovulation induction plan (Clomid etc...)

I hope someone is able to give you a more educated answer. Aubre, maybe?

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 8:50am

Regarding your calcium results, it depends on exactly which level was low and how low that level was.

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 9:01am
I knew you'd know! LOL :)
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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 5:35pm
Thank you Nicole,

Thanks for the support. I have an appointment with the GP on Monday, then with the OB-GYN on Tuesday, and waiting to hear from the hospital as to when I can see the cardiologist or endocrinologist. Ugh.:(

Thanks!
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 5:37pm
Thanks Michelle!

I haven't been to the OB-GYN (who is a fertility specialist) in 2 years, so I'm going to keep my appointment for next week and go along, not "lead" him into any sort of diagnosis, just tell it like it is and see what he says.

Thanks :)
B
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Registered: 11-17-2008
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 5:51pm
Aubre,

Thank you so much for typing all that info out for me, I appreciate it so much!

I had another look at my BW results after reading your post to check the calcium and ical - my total calcium is within the normal limit (the lower end but still in there), and the ical is 2.22 (the limits are listed as (2.25-2.65), so the difference seems fairly minor?

Also while looking at the results I can see that my cholesterol is 6.0mmo/L, which is within the normal limits (3.1-6.5) so I don't know why the doctor said I have high cholesterol, unless she meant it was at the higher end of the acceptable range (or for my age).

I am so scared. I'm just trying to look for connections. I know Dr Google is no substitute, but until I can get into the specialist I feel like it's my best option for research.

The weirdest thing is that the headaches are from TM jaw dysfunction, so not even connected... so they found this thingy by accident.

I'm so interested to read your situation... it really struck a chord with me. I will definitely be checking up with the OB on Tuesday about PCOS possibilities. I also get breakouts, but don't have the male hair patterns and am not overweight (which I thought were big indicators of PCOS). I think my migrains started up around the time I had my most recent MC also. I have big cysts (dermoids) but not as large as yours, mine are 30mm and 25 mm. I will be very interested to find out more, and am encouraged by your post that I might get to the bottom of this soon.

Thank you again, I absolutely appreciate your post.:)

B
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 5:55pm

Thanks girls!

I just can't believe my luck lately, it's ridiculous... DH and I have had a tough year (as have many of us on this board) starting with the MC, then the job loss, and now this. It's incredible how fast life can turn around. Having said that we have so much to be grateful for and I don't mean to whinge. It's just so great to have you ladies on this board. I can't wait to start TTC with you again.

B

B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 8:45pm

Based on your restuls, the hypocalcemia is mild.