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Had my HSG this morning. Either I’m a big ol’ wimp, or lots of people on message boards are liars, because that shit hurt.  The upside? Once you strip and get settled on the table, it literally only takes 4 minutes from entrance to exit. The downside? During that 4 minutes, I broke out in a cold sweat, got dizzy, and clenched my teeth to keep from crying out like a whiny little girl.

Aside from leaking iodine & dye, I’m fine now. Took 800 mg’s of ibuprofen this morning, which helped, I guess. Doc said that all looked normal… woohoo for a clear uterus & tubes. I also got some of my lab results from earlier this week. Am going to list them here for my own records — feel free to skim if medical stuff bores you. The red ones are (yep, you guessed it) abnormal. 

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) – 9.53
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) – 9.04
Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (RTH) – 1.76
Prolactin (PRL) – 6.61
Estradiol (E2) – 40.5

Miscarriage Panel:
Factor V Mutation – negative
Prothrombin II Gene Mutation – negative
MTHFR Mutation – Heterozygous for MTHFR C677T
Cardiolipin IgG Antibody – <7
Cardiolipin IgM Antibody – <7
Cardiolipin IgA Antibody – 42
Lupus Anticoagulant  PTTLA – 45.6
Lupus Anticoagulant dRVVT – 31.1
Red Blood Count (RBC) – 5.32
Testosterone – 26.88
Rubella Antibodies – 7.0 (equivocal)
DHEA Sulfate – 71

Doc says the rubella, RBC, and dRVVT counts are ok even though they’re out of range. As for the other two:

  • Heterozygous for MTHFR C677T — treatment is 2mg’s of folic acid in addition to the prenatal vitamin, and possibly lovenox &/or heparin injections in the future. Am scheduled for a fasting homocysteine test on Friday.
  • Cardiolipin IgA Antibody – treatment is daily low-dose aspirin.

Is it weird that I’m kind of excited that the labwork found something definitive? But I’m being careful to not attach too much significance to this… after all, I was already taking 2mg’s of folic acid and baby aspirin during the 3rd miscarriage. I guess I want to believe that #3 was a fluke, and the extra supplements will magically fix everything for #4.

Would like to state once again that I really, REALLY like this RE. His staff is excellent, his offices are lovely, and he’s efficient & thorough. Oh, and when I was scheduling Friday’s appt, my acupuncturist came by… she said that she was there “for a transfer.” IVF, I assume? Do they actually do acupuncture as a part of the IVF procedure? Very interesting — and although I already liked and trusted her, her involvement lent even more credibility to her practice (in my opinion, of course).

So. Are any of ya’ll hetero for MTHFR C677T? Does anyone else have elevated levels of IgA? I’m reading everything I can find, but would definitely appreciate ya’ll sharing any info that you have.

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