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Does Low Folate Level Cause Blighted Ovum
I have a low folate level a high WBC and alopeciA suddenly , and high Bp I've also lost 50 0/0 of my hearing , yet still all the Drs don't have clue?
One diagnosis?: I'm not aware of any unifying diagnosis that could tie all those diverse symptoms together into one neat package. Low folate can cause low WBCs. High BP is very common and likely an unrelated problem. I think the approach here should be to address each issue: supplement folate, search for infection, treat HTN, and go thru a list of causes for alopecia (there's a bunch of them). Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Doubt it: Blighted ovum (or anembryonic pregnancy) is more related to a chromosomal or post-conception error. Nothing you can do to prevent or cause these. Smoking however, can increase infertility, miscarriage, growth restriction, and preterm delivery. No to mention the neonatal health problems including sids...So, if you're planning a family; quit, eat healthy, exercise, & update your exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a 5w5d scan but only a sac was seen my hgc level was 21000 & then rose to 35000 in 4 days, had some bleeding, Dr says its a blighted ovum???
Blighted Ovum: Your doctor is correct. At that beta hcg level we would expect to see a definite fetus, heart beat etc. It sounds like a blighted ovum. You should discussed methods to empty the uterus. The good news is you got pregnant and most certainly will in the future. Not all eggs that are fertilized even develop a human fetus, some develop just a sac and early placenta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think that an hCG level on apr 14 of 958 and then one on apr 23 of 14885 indicates a blighted ovum. The ges sac is present at 5weeks 5days.
US is more accurate: There is a wide range of "normal" beta-hcg levels. It is difficult to draw meaningful conclusions based on the 2 numbers you provided. If dates are correct, a transvaginal ultrasound should show a yolk sac and fetal pole by 5 weeks 5 days. It could be the dates are off a bit in which case it may just be too early. A follow-up ultrasound can determine if this is a viable pregnancy. ...Read more
No: The two issues are most likely unrelated. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (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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