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3rd miscarriage in a row

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Giraffemama1 Mon 04-Jul-16 14:45:27

I am currently having my 3rd miscarriage.
Confirmed this morning by negative pregnancy test at hospital. I was 4W 6D.
I have a doctors appointment tomorrow where I will ask for investigation tests.
What should I expect??
We have a 3yr old daughter.

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Perpetualstateofchaos Mon 04-Jul-16 16:42:13

Hi giraffe. Ive just had my 3rd in a row 4th overall. I have made an appointment with my go tomorrow to ask for a referall to the recurrent miscarriage clinic.

user1466610292 Mon 04-Jul-16 17:05:15

Hi, I can't really help with your question but I just wanted to say sorry for your loss. I'm currently miscarrying at 10 weeks, it is horribly upsetting.

I hope they can help you at the clinic.


JOMH1982 Mon 04-Jul-16 18:46:00

Hi, I've had three in a row, two early and I e late. I have a four year old daughter. Ask for referral to a recurrent miscarriage clinic. there are specialist ones out there, I'm currently under St. Mary's in London, and I live in Milton Keynes, so you can get referred to clinics "out of area". Ask your gp to check your thyroid levels, both TAG and T4, as I was advised this can be a cause of secondary issues. My husband had a sperm test which came back abnormal, so it may be worth seeing if he can be referred for a comprehensive sperm analysis. we never expected to find. A problem there as we have conceived within six months on each of our four pregnancies. There is talk of natural killer cell testing as well, but this is a new area. Best of luck xx

JOMH1982 Mon 04-Jul-16 18:46:32

TSH, not TAG xx

Giraffemama1 Tue 05-Jul-16 13:31:59

I have an appointment with a gynaecologist at my local hospital end of August.
What tests can I expect and are there some tests I will have to pay private for? Such as the NK test.

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Perpetualstateofchaos Fri 08-Jul-16 14:08:54

Sorry giraffe I'm not sure what they will do. I've been referred to my recurrent miscarriage clinic but haven't received an appointment yet. If I get an appointment before you which is unlikely I'll report back.

Emy0306 Fri 08-Jul-16 23:50:12

I've had 4 miscarriages after a healthy pregnancy who is now 4. A very similar situation. I had the physical tests done , scans on ovary , hycosy, sperm analysis. Then I got oregnant but lost again at 6 weeks. So now I've just had all the blood tests, I don't know what they all are but it's for things like clotting and thyroid. Im waiting for the results . It's all very hard and I'm giving up hope

Emy0306 Fri 08-Jul-16 23:51:54

They do all the tests but won't do nk on nhs. You would have to pay privately. I have also been to see a private clinic and they said if I manage to gte oregnant again, I can pay for steroids and blood thinning injections. Nhs won't do this. I will do this as after 4 loses on the trot don't have anything to lose. Good luck , it's awful.

JOMH1982 Mon 11-Jul-16 06:53:30

Hi, I have been trying to reply to this thread for a few days now, but my phone has decided not to play! I have my follow up at st marys tomorrow so I shall report back. RMC clinics generally look at "sticky blood" (anti phospholipid syndrome) as this can be a common culprit of RMC. I was recommended to have my thyroid function checked as apparently an under tactile thyroid can be a culprit. I have also paid privately for NK cells, but have been told that with a mixed bag of results, there isn't treatment protocol for this particular as I'm not an IVF patient, so that's money down the drain.

What I would HIGHLY recommend is getting your other half checked out. Through all of this, the focus has been on me, and as a result I have been beating myself up for years. It would appear that most gynaecologists believe it is down To the woman, and I was told we have probably had "bad luck" and that there was no point getting my husband checked out. My acupuncturist actually referred my husband for a comprehensive semen analysis, just so that we could rule him out of the equation, and what has come out is that we probably now have our reason for our losses. I am still waiting for my results, so we don't know the whole picture, but my husband has an undiagnosed infection (not an STI, we have both been re-checked and both clear), and this has caused not just low motility, but a very high number of damaged sperm. He has no symptoms of anything whatsoever, so it is crazy that we have potentially found the culprit of all this devatastation in a place that isn't normally examined through RMC tests. There is a lot that is unknown about this area, I understand. Thankfully, a Urologist on Friday said he is confident it can be treated (75%) chance. I know that if it isn't and long term damage has been done, then it is IVF with ICSI for us. So I would urge anyone to speak with their gp about how they can access a comprehensive sperm analysis. Best of luck xx

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