A helpful book is "Miscarriage: what every woman needs to know" by Lesley Regan, which is quite scientific and all about the various tests. Also "Miscarriage, Medicine and Miracles" by Bruce Young (American dr).
Some NHS clinics seem to test hormones, mine doesn't routinely do this.
As per your 1st thread you state that natural killer cells is a private test but I got tested for this under NHS at St Georges. Please see below all the tests I've had so far.... I got so much blood taken!
* Chromosome studies - this is based on a blood test, and both partners are tested.
* Specific immunological testing (conducted as part of our on-going research programme): Natural killer cells - numbers and activation Cytokines - especially MIC-1and Th1 and Th2 cytokines
* Auto-immune screen - includes anti-nuclear antibodies, and anti-dsDNA antibodies
* Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (so-called "sticky blood syndrome") screen - including anticardiolipin antibody and lupus anticoagulant.
* Full thrombophilia screen (including Factor V Leiden mutation)
* Day 3-4 blood test for a hormonal profile to include luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin, testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and thyroid function.
* A biochemical profile to include a blood sugar, kidney and liver function.
* Pelvic ultrasound scan - usually transvaginal
* Infection screen - a vaginal swab for bacterial vaginosis, and cervical swab for Chlamydia
I think I had thorough testing but maybe I am wrong so would love to know what everyone else has had tested.
Hi Ladies. I have recurrent miscarriages after my daughter who is 7.
I've had chromosome test, auto-immune, aps, and thrombophilia, but everything came back normal. They don't no why, I had a uneventful normal pregnancy with my daughter but then go on to have recurrent miscarriages all between weeks 6-8. I have tried baby aspirin and prometrium (progesterone)/combination of both with no results. Doc think my body reacts to pregnancy and then starts forming clots in the placenta.
I'm currently 6 wks 2 and I'm taking 81 mg aspirin (anticoagulant),
200mg prometrium (to make it stick) and 40 mg Lovenox (blood thinner). So hopefully this combination works. First u/s on the monday 17th Aug...will update then.
MS started kicking in early this week with m/c didn't have MS so hopefully this is a good sign. Good Luck to you girls!
Plus after 3 D&C's fetus and tissue have been tested and all have been clear.
Just another question I have had hormone day 21 etc.... done by my GP after my 2nd mc and they were fine - however, am thinking as the above testing was done the same day I had my last D&C at the hosp surely my hormones would have been up the left on that day and hence those particular results may not be accurate?? Do you think I should go and get these done with my GP again before October (if my AF eventually comes back!!)?
HSG - clear
Lap - removed scarring from previous surgery
Hysterscopy - clear
D&C (sent to path) - clear
Progesterone - low, prescibed Prometrium and Clomid
Hydrotubation - clear
blood work - good
husband's seamen analysis - results not received yet
several ultrasound scans - clear, one cyst
tests for STI's - negative
great thread....I've had alot of blood work done, checked for STD's - all negative. Waiting OH blood results. No idea what they tested my blood for, my gyne appointments are straight in - straight out, have no time for questions
Never had a scan or anything further but hopefully after my refferal I will get more tests and hopefully some anwers xx
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