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A 24-year-old female asked:

What causes recurrent chemical pregnancies? i have had three now. the er found fibroids. my fertility specialist found nothing but a healthy uterus.

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Several reasons.: Every time one becomes pregnant there is a 20% chance of miscarriage. Most of the time there is no underlying reason behind 3 miscarriages. However we often do an investigation at this point. Some causes are coagulation disorders and autoimmune disorders. You should see your gyn for a recurrent miscarraige work up.
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Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 35 years experience
A few things: Most recurrent chemical miscarriages are the result of either ovulation problems or just bad luck. A large percentage of eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal and likely to miscarry even if they implant, and this can easily happen 3 times in a row. That being said it is appropriate to see a specialist at this point to rule out all the other potential causes.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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