Miscarriages May Be a Symptom of Greater Health Risk

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Miscarriage Pregnancy Test

WOBURN, Mass., June 20 /PRNewswire/ - Miscarriage is a painful and, unfortunately, common event, occurring in a reported 20 percent of all pregnancies. Multiple miscarriages, defined as three or more successive losses, are both traumatic and a symptom of greater health risk, according to the experts at Repromedix, a specialty infertility testing lab in Massachusetts. Approximately 7 of every 1,000 women who become pregnant will experience multiple miscarriages, known medically as Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL).

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According to scientists at Repromedix, http://www.repromedix.com/ the pain of recurrent pregnancy loss may be compounded by its significance as a symptom of a serious medical condition with lifelong implications.

"Miscarriage patients who test positive for Thrombophilia (abnormally high blood clotting) may not only be at risk for more miscarriages but also for broader health problems such as stroke or pulmonary embolism," says Dr. Benjamin Rivnay, Repromedix' vice president for R&D.

Dr. Rivnay suggests that RPL patients' broader health problems may include:

  • Thrombophilia may be a contributing factor in 40-60 percent of unexplained multiple miscarriages.

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