MTHFR & Lovenox

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MTHFR & Lovenox

Post by TEGx5 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:25 am

I am just starting my meds for my 5th IVF cycle. All my previous IVF cycles have worked but 3 ended in chem pg and 1 ended in m/c @ 9 weeks (after totally normal u/s’s & heartbeat checks). I also had a chem pg after an IUI, so 5 m/c total.
I had talked to my doc about using Lovenox after my 4th m/c but he was against it because all of my testing (that he ran) came back normal for blood clotting markers, he didnt feel the risk was worth it.
I started seeing a Naturopathic fertility specialist about a month ago and she ran *alot* more labs for me. The results came back last week and showed I am positive for 2 copies of MTHFR C677T with slightly elevated fasting homocysteine levels. I was put on MetanX 2x a day but now wondering if Lovenox could possible be helpful now that we have this information, which we were unaware of when originally talking about adding in Lovenox.

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Re: MTHFR & Lovenox

Post by Dr. Wisot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:30 am


There are varying opinions on this issue. Some RE's would recommend it;others wouldn't as Lovenox can have serious side effects. It 's use is becoming a lot less frequent. You'll have to rely on your doctor's opinion on this one.

Arthur L. Wisot, M. D.
Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc.
Redondo Beach, California

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