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A 23-year-old female asked:

What are some things that can cause miscarriages besides stress?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many things possible: Any woman may have a miscarriage, as a normal part of life. If a woman has recurrent miscarriages, there are some known causes (other than bad luck) such as genetic disorders (like a chromosomal abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), anatomic causes (such as a malformed uterus), and environmental causes (like smoking).
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Early miscarriages most commonly occur due to a problem with the zygote (fertilized egg) or its development, and don't have anything to do with maternal factors.
Aug 11, 2015
Last updated Aug 11, 2015
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