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Recurrent miscarriage karyotyping tests - any experiences?

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SESthebrave Fri 05-Aug-11 17:52:21

I've had 3 mc - two before having DS and one after.
The last one involved an ERPC on 3rd June and the nurses said they would send the products for karyotyping. They said I should then hear the results from that within 4-6 weeks.

I phoned the EPU today as I'd heard nothing. The nurse I spoke to said that the results wouldn't go to them but she'd find out and let me know.

She phoned back to say I needed an appointment with gynae and they e booked one for me for 19th Sept. This worried me so I asked if something was wrong. She said that she couldn't say but that their first question was to ask if I had an appointment booked so it could be routine.

I'm now worried there may be something wrong. Does anyone know if this is routine or is it likely something is wrong. DH and I are hoping to start ttc again this cycle (this wkend!) and just worried...

SESthebrave Fri 05-Aug-11 19:58:56


galwaygal Sat 06-Aug-11 00:15:12

It is routine for doc to give result at appointment, does not mean anything was necessarily found.
It can sometimes be that you will not get a result either (if normal girl, can be mixed up with maternal material), but hope you get some information when you see the doc.

SESthebrave Sat 06-Aug-11 07:54:40

Thank you GalwayGirl.
It is reassuring to hear of it being routine and yes, I guess I have to be prepared for the possibility of no definitive answers!

kat2504 Sat 06-Aug-11 09:15:46

maybe the gynae appointment is so they can start testing you both to see if they can find a reason for the miscarriages? They will give you the karotyping results (no experience of this myself) and then discuss the next steps.
I had a gynae appointment about 2 months after my last miscarriage and they ordered a range of blood tests.

SESthebrave Sat 06-Aug-11 20:26:17

Do you know what sort of things they would test for with blood tests? I already have an underactive thyroid.

kat2504 Mon 08-Aug-11 17:36:08

Hormone levels (day 3 cycle test), blood clotting disorders, thyroid, genetic disorders.

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