Have an appt with a specailist

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Have an appt with a specailist
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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 8:32pm

I dont know where to begin. So I will start with my husband called the ins and they cover testing and the Dr. to see what is going on with my body. I dont know what to ask or do you even ask questions the first visit?

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 8:47pm
Jami, I would suggest setting up a consult with your doctor first of all. You can sit down and ask where you go from here. Just tell your doctor that you are confused, don't know why you're having more than one miscarriage. Have you been TTC for more than a year (not counting your miscarriages)? If so, maybe you have a better chance of getting your doctor to do some testing (some doctors will not do any testing until you have either been TTC 1 year since your last m/c or you have had 3 or more miscarriages). I would bring your DH with you. Ask where you go from here. Ask if there is any preliminary testing you could have done to see if there's a reason for your miscarriages (low progesterone - should be tested post-O; FSH - usually done on cd3; clotting antibodies: MTHFR, Antiphospholipid antibodies, Factor V Leiden, etc). And then ask your doctor if he/she recommends anything else right now. Maybe ask about whether you would benefit from Clomid?

Maybe some others can give you some other things to ask the doctor about. (((HUGS)))
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 7:48am

My midwife did alot of testing this last pregnancy and really didnt find anything wrong. She called yesterday when I wasnt home and told my husband that it was a good idea to see the specailist. (Like he needed to be told he was right.) I never had any problems in the begining of the pregnancies until they took out my galbladder but everyone keeps telling me that has nothing to do with it. Thanky you for your information that helps alot. I can do some more research and see what all they already tested me for and what they needd to still do.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:29pm
Jami, you have a lot of testing to undergo before they can tell you whether or not anything is wrong but you'll never know if you don't go! It could be something as easy to fix as a small clotting disorder! With some meds you could possibly carry your next one with no problem at all!
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 8:19pm

When I became pregnant this last time my midwife didnt play any games. She had me in her office and tested me for anything that she could help with at the time. In one set of bloodwork the lab tech had to take 13 tubes of blood. I have been blessed with a midwife that is very proactive and understands how bad a m/s can effect someones life.