25 vials and blood and the results are in. To recap, here is a run down of the tests that were done:
- Thrombophylia panel (clotting)
- Immune (DQ Alpha, NKa)
- Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsies
- Semen Analysis
Don’t forget that I was hoping for something to come up. We want some answers! The good news is everything came back normal…almost! The other good news is that I am homozygous for MTHFR C677T. This means I have two copies of the C-mutation (thanks mom and dad!), the most serious of the MTHFR mutations. (Lucky me!) However, since my homocysteine levels are normal, my RE doesn’t think this is a major issue.
MTHFR means that I’m not producing enough folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. A folic acid deficiency can cause clotting issues, which could cause implantation issues or miscarriage, and potentially cardiovascular issues down the road. A lack of B6 and B12 can actually stop rapidly producing cells (like an embryo) from producing. Could this perhaps be why we’ve continually been on the bad side of luck?
If any of you have this, I’d love to hear about your treatments or success stories! My RE plans to treat with Folgard (super strong b-vitamins) and baby aspirin.
The big decision now is whether or not to move forward with embryo testing. Now that we have a known issue, do we just treat that for IVF #2 or do we test the embryos just to be safe? Hmmmm, lots of thinking to do.
I’m thrilled that we finally have something to treat and I’m very happy that everything else came back normal. Now let’s get started!