Friday, October 9, 2009

Heterozygous MTHFR


I'm a little confused, she said hetero but then said is was in both genes.

Either way, FotherMucker.

Good thing I was taking that baby aspirin.

McSoothy is calling in perscription folic acid for me.


Michelle said...

I have to google this one cause I don't know what it means. I hope everything will be ok though!!

amanda said...

I'm homozygous for the MTHFR mutation. I'd definitely try to clarify whether you're actually heterozygous or homozygous.

Usually heterozygous is nothing to worry about. A lot of docs don't even prescribe folic acid for it. It's when you're homozygous that you run into trouble (as you probably know.) I was on folic acid and Lovenox (injectable blood thinner) throughout my pregnancy, and baby aspirin up until a certain point.

It's controllable either way. Good luck!

Celia said...

What does this mean? Is it something they could have tested for before you got pregnant?

Sophie said...

I didn't know what that was either, but I just read about it. Glad they found this out! Sounds like you're in good hands with this doc, though.

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed that your doctor tested you for this. I can't get my doctors to do any testing. I hope that she is able to clarify what exactly this means for you. Thank goodness you stayed on the baby aspirin!
I'm still taking baby aspirin too, even though my old OB told me to stop because there was "no clear need for taking it" since I hadn't had three miscarriage. Sorry dude, I'm not waiting to miscarry another two times.

The Wife said...

I'm sorry about the Dx. At least now you know though so it's not just a constant worry in the back of your mind. Now you can have a game plan.