Frequent Missed obortions

A missed abortion is a miscarriage in which your fetus didn’t form or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissues are still in your uterus. It’s known more commonly as a missed miscarriage. It’s also sometimes called a silent miscarriage.

A missed abortion is not an elective abortion. Medical practitioners use the term “spontaneous abortion” to refer to miscarriage. A missed abortion gets its name because this type of miscarriage doesn’t cause symptoms of bleeding and cramps that occur in other types of miscarriages. This can make it difficult for you to know that the loss has occurred.

About 10 percent of known pregnancies result in miscarriage, and 80 percent of miscarriages happen in the first trimester.

What are the symptoms of a missed abortion?

It’s common to have no symptoms with a missed miscarriage. Sometimes there may be a brownish discharge. You may also notice that early pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and breast soreness, lessen or disappear.

This is different from a typical miscarriage, which can cause:

  1. vaginal bleeding
  2. abdominal cramps or pain
  3. discharged of fluid or tissue
  4. lack of pregnancy symptoms

What causes a missed abortion?

The causes of missed abortion are not fully known. About 50 percent of miscarriages happen because the embryo has the wrong number of chromosomes.

Sometimes, miscarriage may be caused by a uterine problem, such as scarring.

You may be at higher risk for missed miscarriage if you have an endocrine or an autoimmune disorder, or are a heavy smoker. Physical trauma can cause a missed miscarriage as well.

If you have a missed miscarriage, your doctor likely won’t be able to pinpoint a reason. In a missed miscarriage, the embryo simply stops developing and there’s usually no clear explanation. Stress, exercise, sex, and travel do not cause miscarriage, so it’s important not to blame yourself.