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Does endometriosis increase risks of miscarriage

Hello,

In recent studies it has been found that women with endometriosis are at much higher risk, 76% more chances of having a miscarriage. I have had one myself, is it because the quality of egg degrades or the inflammation causes harm to fetus?

Has anyone here given birth without a miscarriage or after first miscarriage?

BBC link-

bbc.co.uk/news/health-33115478

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I don’t know I think every women pregnant has a risk of miscarriage. I suffered an early miscarriage last year yes I have endo hence I’m here. I had my second lap last month and some is left on rectum so I’m under a endometriosis specialist now whose referred me for another laparoscopy. My fertility specialist says we were just “unlucky “ and he doesn’t believe my endometriosis on my bowel to pose a greater increase of miscarriage to us; he says my miscarriage chance are no higher than any other woman. Hope that helps xoxo

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Yes that's exactly what my fertility also says but I have seen these news channels posting several posts on this mentioning about 76% risk. If that's the case NHS must assign us a consultant for special care while pregnant, but unfortunately no one is providing that.

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Also my pain was too much during pregnancy, in the same area where I get endo pain. Don't want to end up in the same situation again with any future pregnancies

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If endometriosis does carry a higher risk of miscarriage, studies have shown that treating the endometriosis may help to lessen the risks. Beyond the management of endometriosis, there are other important things that a woman can do to lessen the risks of miscarriage. These things include managing chronic diseases, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Doing these things will generally reduce risks of miscarriage much more than anything else that can be done. Dr advised surgery - so I did. Our 1st ivf att failed. Shot#2 ended in mc. Shot#3 - successfully fell prego with a baby boy.

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Thanks for your response, so is it advisable to remove it first then try? What happens if I try again without a lap, any idea?

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Hi hun,

Iv read this one aswel I have thought probs regards to egg quality and inflammation what I can say is I lost three before having my daughter and I lost another 3 and I'm now 12 weeks pregnant still could go one way or another but I'm feeling hopeful this could be the one.

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Thanks for your response. Did the doctor give reasons for miscarriage and took any blood tests?

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I never had tests after my first three but iv had tests during my last three with miscarriage clinic and they also found iv got a hereditary blood clotting disorder which does put me at higher risk for miscarriage sorry I should, have mentioned that, I'm doing a trial called the Alife 2 trial and I'm injecting heparin daily to see if it stops me from miscarrying.

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Ah that's the blood test which should be done early, so that you may have not suffered with so many recurrent miscarriages. But anyhow medicines must help. It's always better to know the problem to get the right treatment, my case is still so unknown and unsure 🙁

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Yes when they offered me to go to miscarriage clinic when I was pregnant with my daughter I said no I felt good about that pregnancy and rightfully so she's 4 now, but this time I asked once I lost again, are you under miscarriage clinic hun? Xx

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Nope I am not, no one offered me that as I just had one. How can I ask for it?

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Normally they refer you after two or three but ask hun your gp may refer you, I asked this time last time my midwife offered me xx

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