As you know, we saw another RE last week for a second opinion. He suggested that I have a few additional tests run that I have not had run before. He also recommended that my husband get some tests re-ran.
Here are the results for my panel:
Vitamin D – in normal range. Normal range is 30-100, mine came back at 46.
Celiac disease– in normal range. Anything less than 4 is considered normal, mine came back at 1.
Biliruben- abnormal; normal is 0.2-1.2; mine is 2.3. The RE would like me to see a Gastro Dr. in between now and our next visit back to him. I called and set up an appointment with one today. I did not do what I would usually do, and ask a million questions about what this abnormal result means and the correlation (if any) between RPL and it. I figure I will find out soon enough. I do know that high total bilirubin levels may occur with liver and/or gallbladder disease. The only reason I know this is because it is why our fur baby, Nacho, ended up passing away. He could not process the bile or waste out of his system any longer and his kidneys failed. I believe his level was somewhere around a 10 at the end. Poor baby.
Prolactin- normal range
Testosterone- normal range. Normal is anywhere from 250-827, his was 417.
LH- normal range
TSH- normal range
FSH- abnormal. Normal is 1.6-8.0; his is 9.4, so it is slightly elevated. The RE said that this just means his brain is working extra hard communicating with his testicles to produce sperm. An A+ for effort at least! LOL.
Since all of his levels except his FSH were normal, Clomid will be of no use in improving his count. These other hormones (especially testosterone & TSH) would have to be out of whack as well. So really nothing has changed hormonally the past few years since the last panel was originally run on him. In the meantime, I did start him on CoQ10 because I have heard so many wonderful things about it. I figure it can’t hurt to at least try right?
Next on the agenda was setting up the mock transfer with the new RE, so I did. I also set up the follow-up consultation after the mock transfer to review it, the gastric results, and a calendar for a FET.
I know it may sound like we have made our final decision as to where we will be moving forward at with our FET and precious embies, but we haven’t completely yet. However, we feel all of these steps in the meantime are very necessary in aiding the decison making progress. Only a few more weeks and the decision should be made!