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Miscarriage

Does a miscarriage affect the ability to conceive again?

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  • A miscarriage, on its own, should not affect a woman's ability to conceive again. Since most miscarriages are due to fetal abnormalities, the miscarriage shouldn't affect any anatomical structures or biological processes. Yet, if you have had several miscarriages, you may want to have a doctor investigate the cause. You could, in fact, have a uterine or cervical condition that is affecting your ability to sustain a pregnancy. There may be treatments available for such conditions that could help you have a healthy pregnancy.

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  • AEvelyn Minaya, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
    Dr. Evelyn Minaya - Does a miscarriage affect the ability to conceive again?

    Whether or not a miscarriage affects your ability to conceive in the future depends on the reason you lost the pregnancy. Watch this video in which obstetrician and gynecologist Evelyn Minaya, M.D., discusses trouble conceiving after a miscarriage.

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