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Miscarriage: Do Genetic Factors Contribute To The Risk? - Dr. Carrillo

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Dr. Carrillo shares if genetics can increase your risk for a miscarriage and discusses how a uterine septum can cause miscarriages.

Dr. Carrillo:
To simplify it and to be most correct I would say no, but there are certain things that you can be born with that can increase your rate of miscarriage.

For example, certain women when they are developing inside their own mother, can have an abnormal development of their uterus.

And there are different variations of this abnormality, but one of the most common types of uterine abnormalities is a uterine septum.

Women who do have a uterine septum have a higher rate of miscarriage, and sometimes these women we don’t even discover until after they are pregnant.

But having the septum by itself does not require you to do something different before trying to have spontaneous conception.

And then if you do have pregnancy loss with repeated miscarriages, for example, it is possible that you can see a specialist and have the septum removed.

About Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.:
Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After completing her internship in Hawaii, she completed her specialty training at the joint program of Maricopa Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Carrillo opened her own practice, AZ Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, in August of 2006, and is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. She specializes in a full breadth of obstetrics and gynecology from late childhood, menopause, and high-risk and twin pregnancies. She also specialized in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery involving Da Vinci robotics.


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