Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is, unfortunately, a common obstetrical problem faced by many trying to grow their family. As we know, miscarriages are emotionally, mentally and physically debilitating for the patient and partner. At DIRM, we are committed to finding the underlying reason why recurrent pregnancy loss affects your family. We offer many options to assist in finding the answer to why a person may miscarry; including extensive laboratory testing, close pregnancy monitoring and the most up to date research-based evidence diagnostic options available.
RPL is a condition when a woman has 2 or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages) before the pregnancies reach 20 weeks. Losses are classified by when they occur. Loss of a “clinical pregnancy” is diagnosed by a health-care provider using ultrasound. In most cases, a pregnancy can be seen with ultrasound as early as 5-6 weeks’ gestational age (or 1-2 weeks after a missed period). A “biochemical pregnancy” loss is one that has been detected only by urine or blood hormone testing before disappearing. Biochemical losses are not usually included in making an RPL diagnosis.
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