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chemical pregnancy - does it increase your risk of future mc?

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2ndDestiny Mon 07-Sep-09 12:45:22

I suspect I may have had 2 CP's - one the cycle before my mmc at 10w in Jan, and another one this past cycle. Neither of these were confirmed by any tests but I had all the typical symptoms of CP.

Has anyone else had multiple CP's and gone on to have successful pregnancies?

Am just worried because although these were undiagnosed, I suppose technically CP's are a kind of MC - which means I may have had 3 mc's, i.e. the magic number which means you are likely to have an underlying problem.

Could they just be down to bad luck?

Many thanks for any experiences / advice

Mouette Mon 07-Sep-09 17:14:17

They could be just due to bad luck. But it's also possible you weren't actually pregnant and mistook PMT for early pregnancy, it's a very easy thing to do. So I wouldn't worry too much if I were you. There are blood tests that can show whether you have a condition that causes recurrent mc, but you would have to pay for them privately. If you are really concerned you could see a gynaecologist privately and do the tests through him. However those conditions are rare. xx

2ndDestiny Mon 07-Sep-09 17:32:26

Hi Mouette
I think we have 'met' before. Thanks for replying. I am hoping it is just bad luck, if indeed they were CP's at all. I suspect them not due to early pg symptoms (I generally don't get PMT or pg symptoms before 5 wks, except implantation spotting) but due to the pattern on my chart, spotting for up to a week before AF (not at all normal for me) and an extremely heavy, clotty and painful AF (filling a pad in an hour - also not at all normal for me).
I am already under the care of a Gynie and will ask her about it but she is hard to get hold of. If anything I expect it is related to my PCOS and releasing duff eggs.

If anyone else out there has had multiple suspected CP's but also normal pregnancies I would like to hear encouraging stories. Thanks.

Mouette Tue 08-Sep-09 11:20:06

PCOS can cause very irregular periods. Although I have no experience of CP, I have PCOS and know plenty of people who do and who had successful pregnancies. All the best x

2ndDestiny Tue 08-Sep-09 12:11:06

Thanks Mouette. Can't reach the Gynie but my dr thinks it's nothing so I'm hoping it's just a weird period. Although despite my PCOS my periods are normally very regular and predictable. Am trying to not worry about it and just see what happens next cycle.

Mouette Tue 08-Sep-09 18:25:32

Good good. Best of luck x

2ndDestiny Wed 09-Sep-09 15:59:35

In case anyone is reading this and (like me) wants to know if suspected CP's are anything to worry about, my Gynie told me today that subclinical pregnancy losses like this are extremely common and often go unnoticed, and she does not think that (if I have had one or two) they will increase my future risk of mc. Hope she's right. Good luck to everyone else ttc after a mc.

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