Bye bye blood

I’m happy to update that after some email discussions with my RE, he agreed to do the whole initial bloodwork panel at once. So I had three tests drawn on Monday and the rest drawn today. Next Tuesday I’ll go in and get a saline ultrasound. Hopefully between all of this we will get some sort of answer. Lance seems to think we are not going to get any answers. He is probably right, but I’m trying to remain optimistic that we will find something that we can fix. Otherwise, it sounds like we may just be playing russian roulette everytime we get pregnant.

Anyway, here are the tests that they are running. I am going to update all of the results here rather than making a separate blog post for each.

Anti-Cardiolipin (tests for blood clotting problem) – Normal
Beta-2 Glycoprotein Antibodies (tests for antiphospholipid syndrome) – Normal
Lupus Anticoagulant (tests for blood clotting problem)
AMH (tests ovarian reserve)
Factor V Leiden (tests for blood clotting problem)
Homocysteine (elevated levels can indicate a MTHFR mutation)
Prolactin (hormone test)
Prothrombin Gene Mutation aka Factor II (tests for blood clotting problem)
TSH (tests thyroid levels for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism)
Chromosome Analysis on me (looks for a translocation)
Chromosome Analysis on Lance (looks for a translocation)

I’m hoping to get most of the results back by early next week, although the chromosome analyses will likely take several weeks.

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