Recurrent miscarriage is when a woman consecutively experiences a pregnancy loss three or more times. A miscarriage can be devastating, but multiple times can be traumatic, leading to depression. Doctors can treat New York recurrent miscarriage, but you can also join a support group to prevent the effects of these upsetting situations. Your doctor can evaluate the cause of your miscarriage through an ultrasound. Vaginal bleeding, severe cramps, the passage of tissue from the vagina, loss of breast tenderness, and absent fetal movements are the main signs of miscarriage. There are many causes of miscarriage, and here are some.
Uterine structural issues can cause repeated miscarriages. The problems are congenital, or they develop as you grow. The primary congenital abnormalities are a double uterus and a uterus divided by a wall. You can develop fibroids or polyps in any position within the uterus. They may have no effect, but in some cases, they cause miscarriage. Intra-uterine scarring may also cause miscarriage.
Chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo are common, with fifty to eighty percent of diagnosed first-trimester pregnancy loss cases. In some cases, chromosomal problems are repeatedly passed on, contributing to multiple miscarriages. If you experience regular losses, you and your partner should get a karyotype to check for a balanced translocation. High chances you will find out either parent with a four percent of a balanced translocation.
Immunological issues arise when the mother produces antibodies that indirectly cause clotting in blood vessels, leading to the growing embryo. The embryo cannot access nutrients from the mother, and it dies, causing miscarriage. The use of aspirin and heparin can treat the clotting problem. Heparin is anticoagulant that prevents blood clotting problems. It would help if you always discussed with your doctor the complications associated with the use of heparin during pregnancy.
Insufficient or absence of hormones needed to maintain pregnancy can lead to miscarriages. Hyper prolactin anemia and low thyroid levels can affect hormones involved in pregnancy. Low progesterone levels in early pregnancy can affect how the growing zygote implants in your womb, causing miscarriage.
Exposing yourself to certain chemicals, drugs, or x-rays can cause miscarriage. These factors are work-related or involve lifestyle. Excess alcohol or caffeine, smoking, and illegal drugs can cause pregnancy problems. Obesity also increases the risk of miscarriage. Environmental hazards like pesticides, mercury, lead, and solvents such as stain removers can lead to pregnancy loss. Avoiding these elements can prevent miscarriage in the future.
A weakened cervix causes miscarriage, especially in the second trimester of your pregnancy. When you have this condition, your cervical muscles become weaker and cannot hold the embryo. Previous injuries or surgeries can cause a weakened cervix. When the muscles become weak, your cervix can open too early during pregnancy, leading to miscarriage.
Recurrent miscarriage does not mean you will never conceive in your entire life. Research has shown successful childbirths in about eighty-five percent of women with miscarriages. There are many treatment options for pregnancy loss. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chang to get an evaluation and treatment for your recurrent miscarriages.