What Causes Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

A miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience, and if you have two or more in succession, you might lose hope of expanding your family. The great news is that most women who have miscarriages regularly could still have a successful pregnancy. Fertility specialist Peter Chang, MD, of the Noble Fertility Center in New York City, offers testing to uncover the root cause of your miscarriages and expert treatment. To find out more, schedule a consultation with New York recurrent miscarriage specialist, Dr. Chang, by calling the Murray Hill, Manhattan office or book online.

Is it Possible to Have a Successful Pregnancy After a Series of Miscarriages?

Most women who have had three miscarriages in succession, also known as recurrent miscarriages, can expect to have a baby the next time they are pregnant. In 60% of cases, this is correct. Even when medical tests are unable to pinpoint the cause of the miscarriage, this is typically true.

Is It Common to Have Recurrent Miscarriages?

Recurrent miscarriage affects approximately one out of every hundred women. Precisely why some women have repeated miscarriages is not fully understood: physicians cannot determine the cause in approximately half of the cases.

What Are the Common Causes of Recurrent Miscarriages?

Known reasons for recurrent miscarriage include a blood clotting disorder, genetic abnormalities, and issues with the cervix or uterus. Dr. Chang can check for particular health problems that could result in miscarriage, including:

v  Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)

APS triggers irregular blood clotting, which might create complications during pregnancy. Specialists diagnose APS by checking the level of antiphospholipid, a type of antibody, in your circulation. The APS antibody is found in 15-20% of all patients with recurrent miscarriages.

v  Thrombophilia

Thrombophilia is similar to APS in that it increases your susceptibility to recurrent miscarriage by making your blood more susceptible to clotting.

v  Cervical or Uterine Problems

An issue with your cervix or uterus, such as incorrect shape or weakness, could be the cause of recurrent miscarriages.

v  Genetic Issues

You or your partner might have a genetic condition that is not apparent till your child acquires it. According to fertility doctors, chromosomal abnormalities are thought to be responsible for 2-5% of recurrent miscarriages.

v  Advancing Age

The older you get, the more likely you are to have a miscarriage. Once you hit about 35 years, the quality and quality of your eggs begin to deteriorate. Your baby’s father’s age is also a consideration. These problems could cause the genetic makeup to develop wrongly during fertilization, leading to a chromosomal anomaly that raises your chances of miscarriage.

v  Hormone Imbalance and Polycystic Ovaries

The most prevalent hormonal disorder among women of childbearing age, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affects hormone levels in a manner that could lead to miscarriage.

What is the Procedure for Determining the Cause of Recurrent Miscarriage?

At Noble Fertility Center, Dr. Chang might order blood tissue and testing, ultrasound, and chromosomal analysis to seek a treatable condition. Even if the cause of your situation is never discovered, Noble Fertility Center has all of the diagnostic tools and personalized protocols to assist you in avoiding repeat miscarriage.

If you have had a recurrent miscarriage, do not hesitate to contact Noble Fertility Center for help. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to arrange an appointment with Dr. Chang. 

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