Miscarriage Q & A with Amos E. Madanes, MD
What causes a miscarriage?
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Abnormal fetal development
- Failure of the egg to properly implant on the uterine lining
- Actual physical deformities or tumors inside the uterus
- Maternal factors, such as: Hormonal problems, lifestyle issues, alcohol and/or drug use, or malnutrition
- Health conditions, such as diabetes or thyroid issues
- 35 Years of age or older
- Three or more previous miscarriages
It is important for women to get the support they need after a miscarriage to ensure their emotional and physical well-being.
What are the signs of a miscarriage?
Although these symptoms do not always indicate a miscarriage, you should contact the Midwest Fertility Center if you experience any of the following:
- Mild to severe back pain
- Sudden decrease in pregnancy symptoms
- Weight loss
- White or light pink discharge
- Spotting, with or without cramps
- Passing tissue or clots through the vagina
What is a recurrent miscarriage?
Around 1% of couples who are trying to conceive struggle with recurrent miscarriage. Although it can be devastating for couples facing pregnancy loss, recurrent miscarriage does not mean you can never successfully carry a baby.
Before deciding on a treatment method, Dr. Madanes will determine the cause of your miscarriage. Chromosomal abnormalities, uterine fibroids or malformations, cervix issues, thyroid issues, hormonal factors, and abnormal blood clotting are a few potential causes. After determining the cause of your recurrent miscarriage, Dr. Madanes will offer a comprehensive treatment plan, which may involve medication or surgery.
If you have experienced recurrent miscarriages, don’t be discouraged. Dr. Madanes has spent years helping women with recurrent miscarriage overcome infertility to achieve their dream of motherhood. Schedule a consultation with the Midwest Fertility Center online or by calling, to get one step closer to the family you’ve always wanted.