Having Issues with Recurrent Miscarriages?
Recurrent miscarriage is when a woman has had three or more miscarriages in a row. About 1 in 100 women suffer from this condition, and although sometimes the cause remains unknown, testing can be done to find and fix the problem. Many women that experience recurrent miscarriage do eventually deliver a healthy baby. Some of the problems that cause women to miscarry can be identified. Certain health conditions can be linked to miscarriage, such as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), otherwise known as sticky blood syndrome and Hughes syndrome. This condition causes your blood to clot when it shouldn’t and it accounts for about 15%-20% of all recurrent miscarriages. A similar condition, thrombophilia, acts in the same way and can also cause miscarriages.
Genetic problems with one of the parents can lead to miscarriage. You or your partner can have an abnormality on one of your chromosomes, which doesn’t cause a problem until it is passed on to your baby. This accounts for 2%-5% of recurrent miscarriages.
A weak cervix or an abnormally shaped uterus can cause repeated miscarriages. Certain infections can cause a pregnancy to fail, such as bacterial vaginosis, a vaginal infection. This infection increases the risk of late miscarriage and premature birth. A problem with your hormones can be the cause of multiple miscarriages. Age can also be a factor. The older you are the more likely you are to experience a miscarriage. The father's age can also be a factor.
Texas Gynecology in Frisco can help determine a reason for recurrent miscarriages. Test can be conducted to see if you have an underlying medical condition, some of which can be managed during a pregnancy for the possibility of carrying full term. Ultrasounds can determine if there is an abnormality with your womb, some of which can be fixed with surgery. Reviewing your medical history, age, and test results, we can determine the best course of action for your full-term pregnancy.