Description of Recurrent miscarriage
A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
Causes and Risk Factors
Factors that may contribute to miscarriage include:
1. A genetic problem with the fetus
2. Problems with the uterus or cervix
3. Chronic diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms include:
1. Vaginal spotting
2. Abdominal pain or cramping
3. Fluid or tissue passing from the vagina
4. Bleeding (classical symptom of miscarriage, but many women also have it in early pregnancy and do not miscarry)
1. Women who miscarry early in their pregnancy usually do not need any treatment. In some cases, there is tissue left in the uterus. Doctors use a procedure called a dilatation and curettage (D&C) or medicines to remove the tissue.
2. Counseling may help you cope with your grief.
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Frequently Asked Questions about Recurrent miscarriage
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