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Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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Hi, I got my reports of fetal testing. The result says Abnormal female karyotype. It also mentions Turner syndrome. My dr has referred us to genetic counseling and asked us to do genetic tests. She suggested ivf. She said they can test the egg for genetic defects and then implant. I am confused as to why she suggested ivf. It was my first miscarriage and I have one healthy child. I concieved naturally both times though I have a history of infertility. Does anybody have any knowledge on this? I read that this defect is most likely a random defect that does not re occur in future pregnancies.

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blessedmommie07
by Desiree-admin on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I have no idea why she would suggest IVF if it was your first miscarriage. I would go to genetic counseling and see what they suggest. 

Angela4boys
by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:10 AM
I can't remember who it is, but there is one other person in here that has mentioned Turners Syndrome.

I wasn't sure what it was, I just looked it up...and I don't understand why IVF was suggested either. Everything I read said it's not inherited. With your history of having a healthy baby, and having just one miscarriage this far, I would probably not take her suggestion and continue try on my own.

I agree with Desiree, maybe see a genetic doctor, they will probably give you more insight. Seems to me like having IVF is jumping the gun a bit.
iSMILEheCRIES
by Platinum Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Turner syndrome is not inherited but (and don't quote me on this) if one parent has an a abnormal chromosome you have a higher possibility of it occurring. But IVF at this point is ridiculous!!! Talk to the genetic counselor just for information. Oh and warning, genetic specialists are most often really weird so don't be expecting any Greys anatomy type doctors (my mistake).
iSMILEheCRIES
by Platinum Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Oh and the genetic doctor may offer to do chromosome testing on you and hubby. It's a simple blood test and most insurances cover it. Also, depending on your OB, she can probably order your test and send out the genetic testing now and you go take the results to the genetics to speed things up. Good luck honey
Simran81
by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Thank you, she has referred us to another doc who will do the chromosomal testing.

Quoting iSMILEheCRIES: Oh and the genetic doctor may offer to do chromosome testing on you and hubby. It's a simple blood test and most insurances cover it. Also, depending on your OB, she can probably order your test and send out the genetic testing now and you go take the results to the genetics to speed things up. Good luck honey


Simran81
by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I agree. I have been through IUI and that itself was hard. However it never worked for me and later I conceived our son naturally. I think IVF should be considered the last option. I wouldnt want to consider it at this point.

Quoting Angela4boys: I can't remember who it is, but there is one other person in here that has mentioned Turners Syndrome. I wasn't sure what it was, I just looked it up...and I don't understand why IVF was suggested either. Everything I read said it's not inherited. With your history of having a healthy baby, and having just one miscarriage this far, I would probably not take her suggestion and continue try on my own. I agree with Desiree, maybe see a genetic doctor, they will probably give you more insight. Seems to me like having IVF is jumping the gun a bit.


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