What is repeated miscarriage? Three or more recurring miscarriages are regarded as recurrent pregnancy loss or miscarriages. It is advised that women who have repeated miscarriages get a complete medical examination and undergo any necessary testing. If you experience more than two or three miscarriages, looking more closely at the potential reasons may be necessary.
What Causes Recurrent Miscarriages?
There is very little chance of experiencing repeated pregnancies. One in ten women will miscarry more than once. However, the likelihood of abortion increases and becomes more frequent in women of reproductive maturity. A history of repeated miscarriages necessitates assessment and treatment. Various tests are carried out on the mother and father to pinpoint the reason. Fetal organs, if required. One of the following could be one of these tests:
- Sonography for anatomical purposes (X-rays, HSG, or ultrasound tests)
- checking for autoimmune conditions (in cases of 3 or more losses)
- testing of chromosomes in post-loss results of conception (we can test fetal DNA from formalin-fixed slides if you already had a miscarriage)
- testing for diabetes, insulin intolerance, and other endocrinopathies affecting the pituitary and thyroid
- testing of parents’ chromosomes to search for balanced translocations
Even with testing, it frequently happens that the precise cause of a miscarriage is unknown. However, you should be aware that after two miscarriages, 65% of patients have a healthy third pregnancy.
Recurring pregnancies can be challenging to diagnose. In up to 50–75% of cases, the test results are typical, with no indication of the reason or resolution. However, a simple solution might be available once the root reason is identified. Endocrine problems invariably prompt investigations into repeated miscarriages. These conditions could include polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid, pituitary, or diabetes. LPD might imply that the woman’s body is not in the best condition.
Progesterone therapy was previously used to treat related endocrine problems, but studies have shown that it offers few advantages. An accurate evaluation is required to create the best strategy to address any of the numerous problems with the endocrine system. 50–80% of repeated miscarriages in the first trimester are caused by genetic or chromosomal abnormalities of the developing embryo, which are relatively prevalent. This can contribute to the many miscarriages when it is passed on frequently. You and your spouse should consider your karyotype if there are two or more losses. This verifies whether there is a balanced translocation, which has a 4% probability in each parent. People with a translocation don’t exhibit any symptoms or physical signs. However, some of their eggs or sperm will have genetic abnormalities. Miscarriage can frequently result from a fetus receiving too little or too much genetic material.
Rosenberg Maternal Fetal Medicine Can Help Determine the Best Treatment for Recurring Miscarriages.
Unknown causes for repeated miscarriages are very prevalent. To better understand and assist with treating the problem, it is always advised to seek out a healthcare practitioner who specializes in repeated miscarriages. And here at Rosenberg Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dr. Victor Rosenberg is an excellent choice. Call us at either of our locations, in Hewlett, NY, or Suffern, NY, at (516) 501-9840 for our Hewlett office. And (845) 764-9880 for our Suffern office.