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Default What are the chances of miscarriage for someone with endometriosis? - 01-02-2009, 10:57 PM

And what are the chances of miscarriage for someone with no endometriosis?Please give me some percentages. If you have a link to your source, I would really appreciate it.Thanks!
   
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Default 01-12-2009, 10:56 PM

Some physicians in the infertility field do feel there is an increase in the risk of miscarriage with endometriosis. Some feel there is no increase in the miscarriage rate
   
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Default 01-21-2009, 11:18 AM

I too had endometriosis (that resulted in a complete hysterectomy). I had a terrible time conceiving, and in fact was never able to conceive after being diagnosed with it. I do have to very beautiful children that I count my blessings for everyday. I would suggest doing a search on this. Just type in endometriosis and miscarriage in your search engine. You can also go to webmd.com and submit your question that will be answered by a doctor.
   
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Default 01-28-2009, 10:01 PM

The percentages differ by population and center carrying out the study; however, the relationship between spontaneous miscarriages and Endometriosis has been a matter of controversy for quite a while. Many investigators have shown that the rate of miscarriage is higher in patients with Endometriosis and shows a marked decline after effective treatment. It is believed that alterations in humoral and cell-mediated immunity and the biochemistry of the hormones in Endo patients can explain this; for example, decreased serum progesterone in some of the patients and an increased serum prolactin in others. Also, the basic autoimmune profile in Endo patients also attributes to it. The rate of miscarriage in the general population (those WITHOUT Endo) is reported as 15-20%, which means 15-20% of recognized pregnancies result in miscarriage. The frequency of spontaneous miscarriage increases further with maternal age. With the development of highly sensitive assays for hCG levels, pregnancies can be detected prior tothe expected next period. When these highly sensitive hCG assays are used early, the magnitude of pregnancy loss significantly increases to about 60-70%. Late implantation by the conceptus beyond the usual 8-10 days after ovulation also has an increased risk of miscarriage. About 80% of miscarriages occur within the first trimester. The frequency of miscarriage decreases with an increasing gestational age. Recurrent miscarriage, defined as 2-3 pregnancy losses, affects about 1% of all couples. No significant difference exists between international rates and the rates in the United States. Hope that helps.
   
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