His and hers
Just what I've always wanted, a matching set of his and hers clinical
order forms. They came through the mail this morning.
Y deletion is linked to severe MFI (very low sperm count or lack of sperm). (Raising eyebrow) I thought we didn't qualify as having severe
Cystic fibrosis is linked to severe MFI as well (though I'm not sure
this applies to carriers of the gene).
- Fragile X
Carriers of a fragile X permutation are at risk of the dreaded
premature ovarian failure. (Gimme an antral follicle count, pronto!)
I'm surprised I don't get screened for cystic fibrosis. If we're both
carriers, we would have to look into PGD.
A quick search online tells me these are serious, but rare conditions
(someone has to be on the wrong side of the odds, I know). So, I'm
hoping this is a shot in the dark.
I don't see why he couldn't run some tests for blood clotting
disorders while he was at it. Really, is it that much more rare? I
think not, to give an example, 1 in 400 women has the MTHFR defect on
I'm both eagerly awaiting and dreading the consult next week. I'll be able to ask him what the tests are for, but of course there won't be
any results, these things take a while. Probably, we'll just go in to
have our blood drawn for the tests right before the consult. Oh joy.
On my last post, about the CD3 test my dr. decided wasn't necessary after all, Thalia wondered whether he had done a full panel. He was going to request testing for FSH, LH, testosterone, E2, Progesterone, TSH, prolactin, DHEA and SHBG. The next day he said he had
everything he needed to know on file. I guess this is a full panel.
The doctor's excuse for not doing the blood clotting panel is that it is indicated for recurrent miscarriages. My highest beta on record is zero. Fair enough, but at least one team of scientists has wondered whether it impacts implantation.