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why do women have miscarriages

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Chromosomes/ age #1: The most likely cause of first trimester miscarriages is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. This is true for all ages but is a higher percentage a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Several: There are a number of reason for a miscarriage. The most common is a genetic abnormality in the fetus. Other reasons include ovulation and hormonal pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That is correct.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Miscarriages happen: Many pregnancies miscarry (it's a normal part of life). Many women miscarry before their C-sections, and many women miscarry after their C-sections... ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Your body mass index is dangerously low. You absolutely must see a doctor as soon as possible, and pregnancy should not be at the top of your concerns ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
It varies: From minor to life-threatening. Honestly, what would you like to know?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Genetic: Genetic abnormalities are common causes of pregnancy losses. Others can be due to fibroids, polyps, hormone imbalances, obesity, smoking, sperm dna de ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Normal: Although it is 10%, prepare carefully on Vits, Precautions re: meds, and Hormonal dysfunction including thyroid tests.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wiyatta Freeman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good Question: Everyones' different, sometimes the fetus may pass on it's own, if nothing has happened in 1-2 weeks, discuss with your doctor regarding options such ... Read More
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