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Does Low Folate Level Cause Blighted Ovum
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Folic acid deficiency can cause severe birth defects of the brain and spinal cord known as neural tube defects. In some cases, there may be no noticeable signs of folic acid deficiency, and it is diagnosed in pregnant women only after a child is born with a neural tube defect. Usually, though, your health care provider can detect the defect with blood work and ultrasound during your prenatal checkups. When women take the recommended amount of folic acid before they conceive and through the first trimester of pregnancy, 50% to 70% of neural tube defects are prevented. Yet recent research by March of Dimes shows that many women are unaware of the ...Read more
Yes.: It's a cause of recurrent miscarriages, though it isn't very common. If a patient suffers 2 consecutive miscarriages (without a full-term pregnancy in between) that meets the minimal criteria to be diagnosed with 'recurrent miscarriages' (though some dr's use 3 miscarriages). It can be tested for. Progesterone supplementation is very safe, and many doctors will offer it to patients. ...Read more
Not exactly: Actually low estrogen levels after an embryo transfer may indicate that the transfer was not successful and/or if you did get pregnant it might not be a "good" pregnancy and that you are at increased risk of miscarriage. In a good pregnancy, the body produces high levels of estrogen. The low estrogen levels were not the cause of the miscarriage but a symptom of it. ...Read more
Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx
Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes. ...Read more
Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.
I had preterm rupture of amniotic sac.My FSH is 17(range:3-12). AMH is high,AFC is high. Does high FSH and history of PPROM indicate poor egg quality?
High FSH/egg quality: I'm curious why you had your FSH level (assuming done day 3 of period) checked. For example, do you have a history of infertility and need treatment to aid in getting pregnant and this is an updated check? If you delivered recently and got pregnant without difficulty (esp. at your age), it's unlikely the FSH of 17 means anything for you as far as egg quality. PPROM per se not marker of egg qual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 7 weeks pregnant. Haemoglobin level 152g/L. Is it high for pregnancy? Platelets and MCV all normal. Serum folate 25.2 on folic acid, also high.
Probably normal: Your hemoglobin of 15.2 is fine for being 7 weeks pregnant. The numbers will decrease moreso in the 2nd and third trimesters. You should be on a multivit (prenatal) which has folic acid in it. Folic acid is very important in pregnancy. Hope all is well otherwise. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more
High folic acid 24ng b12 normal having body pain loss of appetite is it due to high folic acid what does it mean high folic may mask haemotoloic effec?
Bad test: Serum folate is a poor test as it does not differentiate from natural beneficial folates versus artificial folic acid. The enzyme that metabolizes synthetic folic acid is a slow enzyme in humans but a fast enzyme in rats, so rat studies cannot be used for human health advice. Basically, unmetabolized folic acid ends up floating around and artificially raising serum levels ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not really: One BHCG level really only confirms you are pregnant. It needs to be compared to subsequent levels and in the context of your clinical situation. How far along are you or should you be? Are you having bleeding and/or cramping etc. All these play into a possible diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High B12 Folate (folic acid): I understand your concern. Researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of B12 may indicate a person is at risk of developing Lung, Colon and Liver cancer. National Institute Health Research stated-High folate (folic acid) does not appear to increase the risk of anemia among healthy people with low B12 levels See your physician for evaluation tests and treatment ...Read more
What causes underdeveloped breasts in a woman with pcos? Current biochem abnorm are high LH vit d defic, sometimes low estro and prog. Testos normal!
Lack of E2 ; P: Pcos is chronic anovulation with finding on ultrasound showing many underdeveloped follicles(eggs) . Sometimes called a string of pearls look. Without stimulus to the follicles they do not mature and make estrogen then without the adequate estrogen no ovulation occurs and then the ovary doesn't make enough progesterone. Those two hormones are necessary for secondary breast development. ...Read more
My blood levels of antimullerian-hormone (AMH)=0.91 ng/ml,day 3 FSH=6.1mIU/mL,LH=6.7mIU/mL,Estradiol=80.66 pg/ml. Does this indicate low fertility?
No: Low AMH levels in women under 35 are not very predictable. You may have to do 1 IVF cycle to see the response. The Estradiol of 80 is slightly high. I do not have your entire medical chart so it is not easy to comment. However, your FSH and LH levels are normal. In general, looking at the overall results, you should be able to conceive. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
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