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Could autoimmune disease be a reason for multiple miscarriages?

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Dr. Richa Agarwal


Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello, I recently miscarried at 5 weeks, threatened mc x 1 week followed by spontaneous loss. No reason determined, however the tissue I passed look identical to tissue I psssed 3 years prior during a late period - almost like a small rubber balloon with all the air out. My OB said that was likely a mc as well. I have to insert 100 mg Progesterone vaginally now on cycle day 12 in an effort to prevent further loss. I do have a positive ANA, no further DX. Could this be contributing to the multiple losses?
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Autoimmune disease may cause multiple miscarriage.

Detailed Answer:


As you are having multiple abortion, if you are diagnosed as a case of autoimmune disease, it may also be one of the causes of multiple abortions.

Progesterone is supportive during pregnancy.

Hope you found this useful, feel free to ask more information.

Dr. Richa Agarwal
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