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Blight Ovum Twice

08/05/2008

Question:

I HAD MY FIRST ONE IN MARCH AND ANOTHER ONE IN JULY, MY DR WANTS TO WAIT UNTIL THE 3RD ONE FOR FURTHER TESTING SHOULD I WAIT IT`S TO EMOTIONAL TO LOOSE ANOTHER PREGNANCY!

Answer:

The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 consecutive 1st trimester (<12 weeks) losses.  A basic work-up consists of uterine cavity evaluation, chromosomal analysis in both partners (blood tests), autoimmune testing (blood tests), thrombophilic or "clot-friendly" work-up (blood tests), and hormonal testing.  I would suggest talking to your doctor about whether any or all of these tests would be appropriate for you.  It is completely reasonable to start a work up after 2 losses.

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati