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Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 12:27pm

Author: ruthie

Help..

That's the problem, as Jensqui says. My GP won't do them, but Hayley's did hers no problem. My clinic however, just humour me and take as much blood as I like, but if Bourn always refuse you're better off with the GP. If in doubt cry, that's what I've done in the past.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:15am

Author: ruthie

Help..

The others have summed it up really honey. There is probably nothing to worry about, as the strength of the line really doesn't mean very much. Lots of things will affect it, like the brand of test, the time of day, how much you've drunk before etc etc. I'm sure nothing is wrong, but the only way to be sure at this stage is to have serial beta hCG bloods, two bloods 48 hours apart and see what the levels are doing. My clinic have always done them for me cos I'm a paranoid worry wart! As I say, I...

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:58am

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

I'm doing fine thanks Blondy. Just ticking along trying to pretend all is normal until my scan! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate though with essay writing etc etc. Hope everyone is doing well. Are there any scans coming up apart from Blondy on Weds and Hayley on Thurs? xxx

Monday, June 6th 2011, 4:11am

Author: ruthie

Where and what do i need?

That sounds really positive SN. Just to clarify something, Dr Gorgy isn't at CARE. CARE have branches around the Midlands and do a lot of immune stuff. Dr Gorgy used to work at ARGC and now works on his own in London. Some ladies go to him as CARE and ARGC insist on doing the cycle too, Dr G will just do immunes if you want to cycle elsewhere. I went to ARGC and was happy with them. Xxxx

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 9:04pm

Author: ruthie

Where and what do i need?

Hi Natalie, sorry to hear what a time you've had. I always think the chemical pregnancy/miscarriage distinction is a bit of an artificial one. You were pregnant, then you weren't in both cases, so I think they are being a little unfair. My understanding was that the NHS currently test after 2 m/c in ladies over 35, and you have had 2 m/c. In some ways that doesn't make sense as obv m/c is more common in older ladies, so they are more likely to have 2 or 3 m/c just due to bad luck, but I think th...

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 3:59pm

Author: ruthie

Yet MORE immune level 1 and 2 results am confused can anyone explain???

Quoted from "mistykins" NK ASSAY PANEL 50.1 result 10.8% limits 10-40 25.1 result 5.6% limit 5-30 12.5:1 result *2.5% limits 3-20 (little lower than min limit) This is the killing power of your NK cells and they are all normal. Most clinics like them to be below 15 so yours are fine. Quoted from "mistykins" igG cone 12.5 50.1** result 9.3% igG cone 12.5 25.1** result 9.9% igG cone 6.25 50.1** result 9.0% igG cone 6.25 25.1** result 3.6% This is what happens to your NK cell killing power when mi...

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 10:36pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Ah bless you Nat, you must be worried. A bit of spotting is quite common after an internal scan though. The high levels of progesterone you've got at the minute make the cervix more delicate so the probe can irritate it. Rest up and make sure you're waited on hand and foot, I'm sure it will stop and isn't anything bad. Xxxx

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 4:24pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Really sorry to hear about your little twinnie Red, but lovely news that the other one is doing so well. xxxx

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 2:46pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

You could ask the EPU to scan you earlier Confused. As you've had a m/c before they are usually really understanding that people get nervous and will do an earlier scan. Or your clinic might, even though it's a natural BFP? You would prob have to pay, but it might be easier than asking the EPU and having to explain. xxxx

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 2:33pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Congrats Nat that's amazing! Are you sure about your due date though? I had EC on the 17th May making me 4 weeks 4 days today and my due date is 7th Feb. That's when I'm 40 weeks. My calculations make yours 29th Jan, and that you'd be 42 weeks by 14th Feb. Does that make sense? You must be made up to see that little heartbeat though. Nothing like it! xxx

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:15pm

Author: ruthie

More immune results - can anyone help?

Hello my lovely, Quoted from "Bath1975" NK Assay (% killed) Panel 50:1 - 18.0 25:1 - 11.4 12.5:1 - 7.9 These were all within the normal limits specified but am I right in thinking Dr G likes them to be below 15? That's my understanding too, but those levels aren't that bad. Quoted from "Bath1975" IgG conc 12.5 50:1 ** 8.5% IgG conc 12.5 25:1 ** 8.5% IgG Conc 6.25 50:1 ** 9.2% IgG conc 6.25 25:1 ** 7.1% ** > 10% reduction in killing at each effector/target ratio I don't really know what this is s...

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 7:32am

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

I'm up early too! DH went surfing at 5.30 and I ahven't been able to get back to sleep since. Very annoying. Your scan will def be before 14 weeks, if they are offering you a nuchal scan, BB, as the nuchals have to be at a specific time. I can't remember the exact dates but it's something like between 11 ½ and 14 weeks. If it's just a dating scan I suppose it could be any time, but they normally do them around the same time anyway. It's v sunny here too, so I'm hoping it stays like this for a fe...

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 12:24pm

Author: ruthie

Immune Test Results

There's a bit of confusion here I think about the tests. The so called Level 1 tests are tests that are done on the NHS, because the results of the tests are known to be relevant. So, if you test positive for ANA, that could be an indication that you have Lupus, and that would be investigated before any more TTC. It is unlikely that someone would have lupus and not have other symptoms, but it's not impossible, and these tests are for things that are KNOWN to have an effect on fertility and to be...

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 4:37am

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

My scan dates have usually taken about a week Bic, not any longer I don't think.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:43pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Congrats Bic, that's fab news. You must be made up. Now even more pampering for you, twin mummy!

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 5:41pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Oh sweet pea, what a horrid scare. It is so common in the first tri, and the good thing is that they could see where the bleeding was coming from and that LO wasn't affected. Hang in there sweetie, and make sure Mr Snoop keeps treating you like a princess. xxxx

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 4:09pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Great news about your scan BB, that's fabulous news. I bet it seems really real now. Sorry I've been a bit quiet. I was waiting for a second lot of bloods to make sure that all was going well, but we've had those today, and everything is progressing nicely, so I'm going to really really try not to stress about things! Hope everyone else is feeling good about things. So many familiar faces on here, it's lovely.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 7:36pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

It's really common to be bloated Nat, as your pregnancy hormones wake up those ovaries that have just produced loads of eggs. Last time I had a proper bump by about 9 weeks, and was visibly showing. Glad you managed a good meal Hayley. xxxx

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 12:30pm

Author: ruthie

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Hello everybody, can I join you lot on here, with a cautious BFP. I'm paranoid after so many bad things happening, but hopefully this is the one, and you guys can help keep me sane. xxxz

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:39am

Author: ruthie

FET with Clexane, am I being fobbed off?!

I wouldn't bother paying Dr G to look at the level 1s. The whole point of those that they're picking up things that are proven to affect fertility, so if anything is found on them your normal doctors can sort it out. It's unlikely to have implications for your future health, as you don't have any symptoms. For example my TNF levels (part of the level 2 tests) have been sky high, consistent with the levels found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but I don't have RA and whatever a blood test ...




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