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Heparin treatment and miscarriages

Heparin treatment and miscarriages

    • <span  class="bbp-author-name">missfertility</span>

      Hi, I’ve been tested and found to have a heterozygous gene and that it causes abortions. They’re telling me that the next attempt will send me heparin. I wanted to know when it should be taken, whether it’s before or after the embryo transfer. Thank you.

      07/20/2020 at 20:05
    • Hi missfertility,

      One of the causes of repetead miscarriages is thrombophilia, which leads to problems with clotting and blood supply to the uterus. Some of them are genetic: in this case, finding a mutation in one of the copies of a gene related to blood clotting can lead to a higher tendency to have clots and other associated problems. However, the greatest risk occurs when both copies of the gene are mutated.

      Once detected, the most common treatment is heparin, but as I said, it depends on the severity of each case. This anticoagulant is administered during the in vitro fertilization treatment, for the transfer, first weeks of pregnancy and can be continued throughout the pregnancy, to avoid complications, miscarriages or premature births. The treatment, dose, and duration will be determined by the specialist according to your history and background.

      In the following article you can find more information regarding miscarriages caused by thrombophilia: Thrombophilia During Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Treatment.

      Hope this helps,

      Best regards

      07/21/2020 at 11:10
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