Can Miscarriage Cause Infertility?

Can Miscarriage Cause Infertility?

Miscarriage is never really an easy thing to deal with. Even though miscarriages are very common, that doesn’t make them any easier to handle for the women who experience them. Today we are going to explore miscarriage a little more in depth and try to figure out if miscarriages are related to infertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What causes a miscarriage?

The list of possible causes for a miscarriage is a mile long. There are so many contributing factors that can lead to miscarriage, and sometimes doctors will never really be able to say what caused a woman’s miscarriage. Some of the factors that we do know for sure that can cause miscarriage are things like drugs, alcohol, smoking, and other bad lifestyle choices, as well as chronic diseases and some short term but severe illnesses such as rubella.

Do miscarriages cause infertility?

There is no research to say for sure that miscarriages can cause infertility. However, doctors say that more than half of women who experience one miscarriage will go through at least one more. This doesn’t mean that women who miscarry can’t go on to have healthy, successful pregnancies later. Many women who have miscarriages have successful pregnancies later on. But the research does show that many times, where there is one miscarriage, there will be one or more to follow. No one really knows why this is.

Underlying issues

Sometimes a woman might have an underlying issue that continues to cause her to have miscarriages over and over again. If you experience more than one or two miscarriages, you need to be checked out for underlying issues. Sometimes treatment of these issues can be very simple. For example, Hughes syndrome is a condition that causes women to miscarry. However, once women with Hughes syndrome are put on a regimen of low dose aspirin, their increased risk of miscarriage goes away. It is always important to see a doctor if you think there is an underlying cause.

The bottom line

Doctors warn women against reading too much into a single miscarriage, or even two. Sometimes miscarriages just happen. It is usually in no way indicative of a future problem having children. However, if you experience several miscarriages in a row, you should most definitely seek a doctor’s help to rule out any underlying issues that might be prompting your multiple miscarriages. It is also never a bad idea to see a counselor or therapist following a miscarriage to help you process your thoughts and feelings.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.