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What causes a miscarriage

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Myths ; Facts: There can be different causes at different stages, but most are not anyone's fault nor are they reasons to think it will happen again. Here is a reall ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Many causes: there have been books written. The most common reason is the baby never developed of did not develop properly.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Genetic problem: Your body will automatic terminate the pregnancy if fetus has genetic problem. There's other reasons also can cause miscarriage, so you need to check ... Read More
Dr. Ken Starnes
9 years experience General Practice
Hard to tell: Very sorry for your loss. Miscarriages can be caused by many things, including genetic defects with the fetus, trauma, exposure to medications/chemica ... Read More
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Dr. David Kurss
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetic, Hormonal, : Miscarriages occur very frequently. The first thing i tell pts is that is isn't their fault. Most frequently there is an error as the chromosomes ar ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Pearlman
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: There are many reasons for a miscarriage but the most common one is that there is a problem with the chromosomes of the fetus. These are very common, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some: mostly, miscarriages happen for reasons beyond your control. However, modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, drug abuse (cocaine etc), ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: Many things from genetics to cervical incompetence to infections to placenta issues, PCOS and many more
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Genetic mutations: Most of the time miscarriages are caused by genetic mutations incompatible with life and are no one's fault. That being said, if you are trying for pr ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
14 years experience Gynecology
Planned Parenthood: Please go to Planned Parenthood. They can provide abortion services there without your parents knowing (also you are 18, so they aren't entitled to kn ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Well: Believe it or not sometimes when you are late does not always mean your pregnant sometimes if your diet is off or under emotional stress can sometimes ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Most common: The first trimester is the most common time for a miscarriage, which is why 1st OB appointments are often after 10-13 weeks. At this time, it could b ... Read More

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