predictors for immune related RPL?


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Reply Posted on: May 19, 2014 at 1:08am
I live in the UK, where there are very few miscarriage experts. I am waiting for an appointment with a specialist in London (the earliest I could get was the end of July).

I am 46, but still seem to get pregnant fairly easily (within 3 months on each occasion). However, the pregnancy always ends at 8 weeks. Last time I got an early scan and managed to see a heart beat at 6 1/2 weeks - but the next week the heartbeat was gone (although both the GS and embryo had grown quite a bit in that time), and I miscarried two days later.

My GP, and a local gynaecologist both say that the miscarriages are due to my age, and must be related to poor egg quality. But if the eggs were such poor quality, would I still get pregnant so easily? Also, I suspect I am fairly young genetically, because people always think I am about 30 (and even now, when people meet me and ask if we have children, and I say no, invariably they smile say, "Don't worry, you have plenty of time")

I was wondering if there is any significance to the fact that I miscarry so rapidly, and at 8 weeks?

After reading this website, I have started taking vitamin D supplements - not sure if there is anything else I can do while I wait for this appointment?

thanks :)

Dr. Braverman

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RE: predictors for immune related RPL? Posted on: May 19, 2014 at 6:06am
While it is still most likely that at age 46 these are genetic losses, the possiblity also exists that you could still have a normal pregnancy and ruling out immune issues is not unreasonable as long as you understand the above.
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