So, I pushed my RE to test me for MTHFR. He did not want to at all. But, he acquiesced…
Turns out, I am compound heterozygous for the mutation. Meaning I have 1 copy of the mutation on 2 different genes. I am totally unaware of what else this is supposed to mean.
My RE basically said to take baby aspirin. And he gave me a referral to a hematologist. So, he went from not caring at ALL to actually giving me next steps.
The funny thing is, my pushiness got my friend interested too. She just got her results back…and she is homozygous (!)
How common is this? What does it affect?