Recurrent Abortions - The Challenge And The Defence
Recurrent Abortions also known as Spontaneous Recurrent Miscarriages refer to the termination of pregnancy on or before the 20th week of pregnancy 2-3 consecutive times. It may happen due to no single reason. A variety of conditions, often in concert when met result in Consecutive or Habitual Spontaneous Recurrent Abortion. Spontaneous Abortions account for about 15 percent of total pregnancies on an average.
The major possible reasons for this that are detectable after analysis are:
Genetic Defect - A condition in the genetic makeup of the prospective mother that makes it impossible for the foetus to grow beyond a certain limit is a key point in check-ups for Recurrent Abortion.
Uterine Abnormality - If the prospective mother’s uterus is shaped in a manner not conducive to foetal growth Recurrent Miscarriages might often occur.
Hormonal Imbalance And Disease - Quite a few women beset by Recurrent Abortions show a marked tendency of decreased oestrogen levels. Certain other conditions involving hormonal imbalances for example Diabetes may also result in pregnancy related complications.
- Substance Abuse - The use of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and certain recreational or medical drugs also has a degenerative effect on the sustenance of the embryo past a certain limit.
Your doctor will do a genetic analysis by chromosome mapping to dig out the genetic defects causing your problems.
A pelvic exam will reveal any possible uterine malformations.
A hysterosalpingogram might be given to you for detecting immune deficiencies.
An ultrasound and endometrial biopsy also help in determining possible causes of your Recurrent Abortion.
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