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 (clomiphene) 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.

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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...
3 losses in a row. Since spontaneous miscarriage is so common, likely 30% of all pregnancies do miscarriage, no investigation is needed unless you have 3 in a row. Should that happen, an investigation including transvaginal pelvic us along with several blood tests will be done. There are some inherited syndromes that cause recurrent pregnancy loss. Read more...
Why wait for 3? I agree with the definition given of recurrent pregnancy loss however, depending on the personal and family history, i may offer some evaluation after the 1st loss. Pcos and thromboembolic (blood clotting) disease are treatable causes of pregnancy loss. Why wait for a 2nd or 3rd loss? Read more...

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...