Pathology Report is In

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Pathology Report is In
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 6:08pm
After my D&C, they sent it to a lab for inspection. Pathology report states : Findings were consistent with an immature chorionic villi. I have no idea what that means! Anybody?
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 6:12pm
I think that's just a fancy way of saying that the findings are consistent with "miscarriage." Immature chorionic villi is just that you didn't carry to term - to pregnancy maturation.
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 6:17pm
Well, the pathology findings were not very helpful...lol. I just don't know what to do now.
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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 8:43am
No kidding. I felt just as disappointed as you when I got my pathology report. Actually, they said similarly, but then they went on to say that they found no fetal tissue. That was pretty disturbing. But, then again, I found that a few weeks later, I still had a lot of "blood clots" inside of me. The doctor kept insisting that they were blood clots, but I can't imagine that they were. My cervix was still wide open and the u/s tech kept labeling them as POC (products of conception) on HER reports. This was just one of MANY MANY reasons I left that doctor's office once I was medically "stable." I never got a straight answer from the idiot.

Anyway, I'm sorry that your pathology findings weren't very helpful. I've heard, though, that they just aren't often helpful unless there was some sort of abnormality in the female anatomy or something else noticeably abnormal that they found while doing your D&C that could have caused the miscarriage. I think the only way you would have perhaps found answers is if you did genetic testing. They offered it to me right before they wheeled me into the OR, but at THAT point, I had no way of knowing or checking with my insurance company to see if they would cover something like that, so we opted not to have it done. We certainly couldn't have afforded the cost out of pocket.

If you're still concerned, I would talk with your doctor. Perhaps have some discussions about where to go from here. If you hadn't been TTC for too long before you got pg and this was your first m/c, chances are they will tell you it was just a fluke and that it happens in at least 1 out of 4 pregnancies. If you TTC for over a year before finally getting pg, you might have a case to ask for some IF testing. Some doctors are very open about allowing you to have testing done, even if it hasn't been a year since your m/c. Other doctors are more strict and will say that you got pg on your own, even if it took a year and that they will wait another year post-miscarriage before doing any testing. If, at any point in this journey, you are feeling uncomfortable with your doctor, please do switch. I know that after my first miscarriage, I felt so at ease with the care I was given at the office I was at at the time. I never once felt the need to leave that practice. They were warm, caring, compassionate following my miscarriage. They were determined to help me get my BFP. We've moved several times since then and no longer live anywhere near that office anymore. After my miscarriage last year, I had already been contemplating a move from their office (I wasn't treated well even while I was pg). My miscarriage just compounded the hurt. There was so little compassion. Even after my D&C and I was still bleeding pretty heavily after a couple weeks, the doctor I went in to see asked me why I was even there. She snottily told me that it's completely normal to bleed for as long as I had post-miscarriage. Then, when she did the internal exam, she became alarmed that I was still pretty well dilated. Yet, she never apologized for speaking to me in such a harsh tone about being "an alarmist" and coming in because I was worried about things. *eye roll*

Anyway, that's my experience. I hope that you find some peace as you start TTC again and I hope that you aren't TTC long before you get your sticky BFP!
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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 10:46am

I'm sorry the pathology report wasn't very helpful.

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Tue, 05-17-2011 - 11:51am
Thank you ladies. This is my second miscarriage. My last MC was in October of 2010. They determined that one to be a blighted ovum. This one, they are clueless I guess. My doctor thinks it was a progesterone issue but that is a guess. With this baby, we seen it on the sonogram machine with a good healthy heartbeat. About a week after that, it stopped and didn't find out until almost 12 weeks pregnant. Being pregnant will not be fun anymore for sure because all I will do is worry the whole time.