Ask An Expert: Why Am I Having Recurrent Miscarriages?

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Q: I had a miscarriage recently. That will be my second miscarriage in two months after having two children. What could be wrong or are miscarriages after two children common?

Dr. Alex Kaoranu Molukwu (OB/GYN) says:

It is rather unfortunate that you are having recurrent miscarriages also called abortions. No miscarriage of a planned or wanted pregnancy is normal.

You and your husband are really fertile – two miscarriages in two months!

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It is possible that your body has not fully recovered from the first miscarriage when you took in again. The good news here is that majority of women (85%) who have had two miscarriages will eventually conceive and have babies.

There are several causes of recurrent abortion, and some are treatable. Some couples however never have a cause identified, even after extensive investigations. Sometimes, a miscarriage can be linked to problems of the uterus itself; benign growths of the uterus (for example, fibroids) and cervical incompetence.

In addition, certain medical conditions are often associated with miscarriages. These include hormone imbalance, heart diseases, severe kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, diabetes and thyroid diseases. Infections like Rubella, Syphilis, genital tract infections are also linked to miscarriages.

Very poor diet and vitamin deficiency are also causes. Stress and psychic imbalance are possible causes as well.

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Very bad malaria, typhoid fever, urinary tract infections are also associated with miscarriages. Other causes include occupational hazards, certain drug use, alcohol and smoking.

I will very strongly advise you to see your Obstetrician/Gynaecologist as soon as possible. Open up to him/her. He/she will carry out specific and specialized tests to help achieve your heart’s desire.

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