Causes of Recurrent Miscarriages or Multiple Pregnancy Losses
Recurrent Miscarriage Causes - Overview of Medical Factors
Recurrent miscarriages may have a variety of causes, ranging from anatomical/uterine problems to autoimmune disorders to hormonal imbalances. The medical community does not always agree on some theorized miscarriage causes. This article offers an overview of the different factors thought to play a role in recurrent pregnancy loss.
Balanced Translocation and Recurrent Miscarriages
Balanced translocation, also called reciprocal translocation, is a type of chromosomal abnormality that can cause recurrent miscarriages in some couples. Balanced translocation means that sections of two chromosomes have switched places.
Do Elevated Natural Killer Cells Cause Recurrent Miscarriages?
Many researchers have found evidence that NK cells (natural liller cells) tend to be elevated in women who have had unexplained recurrent miscarriages. Some believe that the NK cells themselves may be a cause of miscarriages. Others suspect some other factor is in play.
Using Progesterone to Prevent Miscarriages
Progesterone supplements are often used to treat women who have low progesterone levels and who have a history of recurrent miscarriages, but the supplements are the subject of controversy. Learn why some doctors prescribe progesterone for recurrent miscarriages and others do not.
Can Problems with Sperm Cause Miscarriages?
Chromosome abnormalities are widely recognized as the leading cause of early miscarriages, and the problem usually originates before fertilization. Is it possible that the sperm could be the source of miscarriage-causing chromosome abnormalities? Can men affect the chromosomal integrity of their sperm?