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Dealing with repeated miscarriages Part 1 (Teacher: Michael)

Dealing with repeated miscarriages is one of many distressing situations that doctor has to deal with in his professional life.

A miscarriage can be triggered by whole host of factors. most common ones are anatomical and genetic abnormalities but there are others. For example, smoking increases risk and diseases are also associated with miscarriages. These include thyroid trouble, diabetes and wide range of infections, from German measles (rubella), mumps, influenza, listeriosis and toxoplasmosis to herpes and malaria.

Factors in repeated miscarriages are more likely to be hormonal imbalance or abnormality of womb. uterus may have two horns instead of one cavity and there is less room for baby to grow. Previous womb infections or PID - pelvic inflammatory disease, where genital organs are damaged and scarred, can also be cause. Babies in wrong place - in confined space of Fallopian tube, which normally conducts egg from ovary to uterus - miscarry around six to ten weeks. This is ectopic pregnancy. One in 140 pregnancies are ectopic and are more common in women over age of 30.

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