A member asked:

I'm 37 and just had my 2nd miscarriage in my 5 week of pregnancy. what could be causing my miscarriages?

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Dr. Denise Lochner answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Several things: Unfortunately, miscarriages are common - 20-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriages. This is increased when the mother is > 35 Y.O. I would recommend that you speak with your doctor. Recurrent miscarriages warranting a full workup is recommended after 3 miscarriages. But frequently, there are some initial lab tests that can be done to ensure that you do not have a treatable medical condition.

Answered 3/24/2013

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Miscarriage: Miscarriages early in pregnancy are usually caused by an abnormal chromosomal complement in the fetus. As you get older chromosomal abnormalities become more frequent, that increases your risk of a miscarriage as well as a chromosomally abnormal child, such as down syndrome.

Answered 9/28/2016

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