A 17-year-old female asked:
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i'm 17 years old and i am anemic. i am pregnant and have gone to the doctor twice for ultrasounds, the doctor said i have a high chance of miscarriage. because i'm young does the chance of miscarriage increase?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Miscarriag is common: 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 genetic abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), anatomic causes (like a malformed uterus), and environmental causes (like smoking). It's usually better to wait until age 20 to get pregnant.
Answered on Jan 31, 2020
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: You are really not that young in comparison to many. You have not posted how far along you are but MC's decline in frequency after the 1st 12 wks. Your doc may have found some specific reason you may be at risk for MC & that is something you should ask.
Answered on Feb 5, 2020

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