Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blood Updates

So, first off, today was my beta test. The RE is going to follow my beta HCG levels down to zero. They came back today at just over 3000. So, they are dropping, but I still have a long way to go. I will go back next Wednesday for a repeat test.

Regarding the lab work-ups for Matt and myself: the chromosome tests are not back yet and will not be back for a few more weeks. The other tests that were done on me have come back. These tests show that I have a low RBC / am anemic (B12 and folate deficiencies), which has no bearing on anything really.

My MTHFR test came back identifying a single gene mutation (C677t). If this mutation is found in conjunction with high homocystein levels it is indicative of a clotting disorder that could cause miscarriage if not treated. My homocystein levels are actually below normal levels, so this was not the cause of my miscarriages. The only thing that I need to do if I get pregnant is to take larger than normal amounts of folic acid. Outside of that, all of my blood tests were normal. So, we will wait on the last of the tests to figure out if there is a concern or not. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates.

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