miscarriage, chromosomal abnormalities, spontaneous abortion, uterine anomalies

Q: What can cause a miscarriage at 6 weeks?

A: Over 60% of early miscarriages are due to chromosomal anomalies in the embryo. An early miscarriage is one that occurs between 6 and 12 weeks of pregnancy, or in the first trimester of pregnancy. Keep in mind, that there is nothing anyone could have done to prevent this.

Here are various reasons for miscarriages:

  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Immunologic problems (for example, antiphospholipid syndrome)
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Infections
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Hormonal imbalance (for example, luteal phase defect): less than 5% of miscarriages

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