MTHFR Gene Mutation
Still trying to figure out a cause for my two back to back MCs, my obgyn offered to do the complete blood mark up to test for clotting issues, lupus, or any other gentic reason tha tmay have caused them. She said bc they don't consider MCs "recurrent" until you have 3 in a row, I had the option to TTC again and see if I have another one (which would ultimately end up in me having the bloodwork done anyway) or have it done now. Obviously, I just opted to do it right away. Why wait and see if I have to go through all that again? Well, as all the results were coming back everything was looking normal or negative (which were good signs, I guess... no news it good news maybe)? Then a result came back positive for one copy of the C677T mutation. I have never even heard of this, but apparently it has to do with clotting. I found more information baout it here http://lifebalanceinfertilitycoach.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/the-mthfr-tutorial-genetic-mutation-and-cause-of-miscarriage/ Has anyone else ever heard of this or have it? Apparently, it's "fairly common" in about 44% of the population being heterozygous, which is what I have. I have an appointment tomorrow to follow up about my cyst and I will ask her about this as well... Ugh. On one hand, I almost wish the MCs were just a fluke of bad luck and there's nothing wrong with me, but I guess I'm glad to know there's some kind of possible explanation. I'm interested in seeing what my dr has to say will be the treatment for me during pregnancy.