B/W results are starting to come from the RE

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B/W results are starting to come from the RE
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 1:12pm

soooooo, last night at 5:45 p.m. I got a call from my RE (himself, not the nurse)....my blood work results are starting to come back.

1. one of the clotting disorder tests came back "borderline" and he wanted to know if I've ever had any problems with blood clotting. I said no. He said it's borderline enough that he does not think it caused the m/cs, BUT he wants to retest again on July 15th and if it's still coming back positive, send me to a hematologist for treatment. I would be kinda relieved if this is the problem - it would be nice to have a reason for the m/cs. I know the RE said that it's "borderline" so he doesn't think it caused the m/cs, but really, if it wasn't cause for concern, he wouldn't be having me retest and then seeing a hematologist......

2. Apparently, I am NOT immune to the chicken pox. I know I sort of had them when I was kid, but only got like 6 pox, so was never sure. So he wants me to go get vaccinated, but then we will have to take a month off from TTC after the vaccine. I told him I hope I don't get a BFP this cycle and he said even if I am PG, not to worry - it's unlikely I'd get exposed to it, but would be better if I got vaccinated since we are actively TTC. If you get the chicken pox while you are PG, then it can cause birth defects or even death of the baby, not good. Plus, since I have a 3.5 year old, my risk of exposure is probably a little higher than average.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 10:26am

Kelly - Glad that you're getting more answers.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 4:13pm
thanks guys for all the info and sharing your experiences - super helpful. I think I will start on some baby aspirin - can't hurt. The RE didn't specify which clotting test was borderline, and I didn't think to ask. duh. But I am glad we are retesting in July!
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 3:50pm

Glad you're starting to get results!

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 3:35pm

Kelly,

I have Factor V Leiden like Dani and I was told that it was unlikely to have caused my first trimester losses.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 3:20pm
Hi Kelly
Just read your update and wanted to share my experience with the vaccine. I never had chicken pox as a child and when my adopted dd went to daycare, I was afraid I would get it from her if she got it at daycare and its worse in adults, so I convinced my Dr to give me the vaccine.

It did give me a mild case of the chicken pox, but he was able to give me something oral that I took along with the Calamine lotion, so it wasnt that bad. Hopefully since you sort of had it as a kid, that wont happen, but I just wanted to share my experience.

All the other news was positive and its good that even with the borderline, he will retest...

Sherilyn
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 1:34pm
You can always take one baby aspirin a day in the meantime...if you're not doing that already. I have one mutation for Factor V Leiden, but it's something I've had all my life...and I have children, so was probably not a factor for my m/c's. But, who knows.....if the doctor wants you retested, maybe it was one factor for you. It's good that your RE is keeping on top of it and trying to cover all the bases.

I know how hard it is not to have a definitive answer for your m/c's, though. You just want to know what happened, so it can be fixed. But sometimes, it can't.....m/c's just happen. We humans don't have a very effective reproductive system, unfortunately.

{{{HUGS}}}