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A 33-year-old female asked:

Could low progesterone or a hormonal imbalance cause a missed miscarriage where the baby stops developing early?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Very sort of: "hormonal imbalance" is not a cause of miscarriage, although bad endocrine disease (e.g., poorly controlled diabetes) can be - sometimes. Low Progesterone or luteal phase defect is very very sometimes a cause of miscarriage, but usually the baby doesn't develop too slowly, rather it develops normally and is lost with bleeding and cramping.
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