Melissa - posted on 09/20/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi. I am looking for any information, stories, or support for genetic issues/duplications. I just found out that I have a duplication at Xp 22.31. This was found after I had my 3rd miscarriage and discovered in the fetal study. Then I was tested and I have same duplication. I am 36 and healthy with some interesting health abnormalities but nothing that cant be dealt with or managed. It is not believed that the duplication had anything to do with my miscarriages-I have some other strange anomalies that probably were the cause. But we are now weighing our options of IVF to remove the potential duplication(PGD) or try again naturally. The geneticist broke it down to say that because I have the duplication and am 'normal' that it shouldn't be a problem. Also saying that they don't have enough information about the implications of this duplication. Which to me, felt like he was saying/thinking that if we go natural and pass the duplication down it would be more research for them regardless the effects it have on our baby. I'm a bit confused and looking for any information. The science world has very little information but when I started exploring Social Media sites I seems to find that Xp22.31 duplication may have some strong ties to mental and physical issues. We know having a baby is a gamble but I don't want to be gambling blind. Thanks ahead of time.