What Causes Recurrent Miscarriage?

There are many possible causes of recurrent miscarriage, including:

  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Immune system disorders
  • Lifestyle factors (such as stress, poor nutrition, smoking, and alcohol use)
  • Thrombophilia (a blood clotting disorder)
  • Infections
  • Anatomic problems with the cervix
  • Diagnosing the Underlying Causes of Recurrent Miscarriage

To determine the underlying cause of recurrent miscarriage, our team of fertility specialists will conduct a thorough evaluation that may include:

  • A medical history review
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood tests (to check for chromosomal abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, and other conditions)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (an X-ray test to evaluate the shape of the uterus and the flow of fluid through the fallopian tubes)
  • Hysteroscopy (a procedure to examine the inside of the uterus using a thin, lighted tube)