MTHFR and role in Repeat Loss


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Reply Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 12:26pm
Dear Dr. Braverman,
I am 31 years old and have had 3 chemical pregnancies in the past 12 months. I just learned that I have tested positive for 1 copy of the MTHFR mutation. The nurse told me that because I was considered heterozygous that this was not a big deal. They prescribed me with a high dosage of Folic Acid. She said that it was likely not contributing to the repeat losses. I have been reading online and while the homozygous mutations seem to be more serious, there seem to be mixed reviews on whether this can contribute to early miscarriage.
Do you prescribe Lovenox or Heparin in this type of situation (only 1 copy?) Should I be concerned about this and demand that they treat it somehow?

Dr. Braverman

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RE: MTHFR and role in Repeat Loss Posted on: Jun 6, 2012 at 11:15am
I dont beleive one copy is a critical issue, but based on the history if there are no other explanations, I still treat this with lovenox..
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.