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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues.


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What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
67 doctors shared insights

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Overview)

The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues.


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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
once
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What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Treat the cause(s): Recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 or more miscarriages. Baby Aspirin 81mg a day + Heparin or enoxaparin for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Treat thyroid or prolactin hormone issues. Ivf if diminished ovarian reserve. Pgd maybe, definitely if chromosome translocations. See reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone , polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Tip)

Coping with a Miscarriage

Know that one miscarriage does not decrease your chances of having a normal pregnancy. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Treat the cause(s): Recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 or more miscarriages. Baby Aspirin 81mg a day + Heparin or enoxaparin for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Treat thyroid or prolactin hormone issues. Ivf if diminished ovarian reserve. Pgd maybe, definitely if chromosome translocations. See reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
1,008 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more