Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Evaluation

Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) afflicts 2-4% of reproductive-aged women and is defined as two or more pregnancy losses.

A thorough evaluation is required to diagnose the cause of RPL. Causes include:

  • immune factors
  • anatomic factors (e.g. abnormalities in the anatomy of the uterus)
  • genetic factors, in a woman, her male partner, or the fetus
  • endocrine factors (e.g. thyroid disease, diabetes),
  • thrombophilia factors (i.e. blood clotting disorders),
  • environmental factors, which may be found at work, at home or following certain medical procedures
  • lifestyle issues (e.g. tobacco use or heavy alcohol use)
  • infections

Following such an evaluation, treatment options will be discussed aimed at helping couples avoid another pregnancy loss.

To learn more about our Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology Services, please contact us at 516-605-2626 today to schedule an appointment.

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