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A 24-year-old female asked:

i have 2 mutations mthfr clotting, 3 miscarriages one 2nd tri loss what order reasons can there be for losses i have one healthy live daughter ?

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Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
Many: Issues that could involve recurrent miscarriages can be uterine problems, blood clotting disorders (mthfr are a less likely cause), endocrine, and genetic causes. A large portion of causes are unexplained. I would recommend that you discuss this with a reproductive endocrinologist to discuss all options.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I agree that the MTHFR mutations are much less likely to be the explanation, especialy if blood homocysteine levels are normal. You may need more folic acid than other people. This testing is being promoted aggressively by one lab and a few physician-activists, and with half of many populations testing "positive" it's generating much worry.
May 23, 2013
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Methylation involves DNA repair, healthy immune function and proper detoxification. You can read more about the heath effects here...http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html
Nov 11, 2013

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