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colinmom71 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 11:16 AM
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41. Actually, doctors often order pathology and DNA tests on miscarried fetuses...
Especially for later miscarriages beyond 12 weeks. It is theorized that the majority of miscarriages occur due to a severe genetic issue with the fetus. But if that cause can be medically excluded, then the physician can run tests on the woman to see if she has a hormone deficiency, a uterine or other abnormality, or other medical problem to see if she's at risk for future miscarriages. It's just good sound medical care in cases of miscarriage...
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