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What Causes Recurrent Miscarriages?

Miscarriages are extremely distressing if you are trying to conceive. The initial elation of a positive pregnancy test can turn to despair if the pregnancy repeatedly fails. More than three miscarriages in a row are called ‘recurrent miscarriage’ and we recommend investigation.

There are many different causes for miscarriage. These include genetic causes, hormonal problems (including low levels of progesterone hormone, polycystic ovaries, premature menopause), blood clotting disorders, infections and structural problems of the uterus and cervix.

Pregnancies may miscarry at different times. The most common time for a pregnancy to miscarry is in the first trimester (before twelve weeks gestation). Later miscarriages are usually due to structural problems within the uterus or infections. However, many miscarriages occur for no obvious reason and research continues into this group.

What treatment is available for Miscarriage?

At the Surrey Park Clinic, we are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of miscarriages. We offer personalised care at our welcoming clinic at a time to suit you. You can book an appointment to see one of our Gynaecologists that specialise in miscarriage. Firstly they will go through your medical history and then agree a treatment plan with you.

At the consultation the investigations include:

  • Blood tests.
  • Testing of hormones, thrombophilia (clotting) including anti-phospholipid antibodies, and autoimmune checks.
  • Ultrasound scan of the ovaries.
  • Ultrasound scan of the uterus and cervix (neck of uterus).

If you have any questions or you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our specialists please call us on 01483 454016.