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Number of different symptoms that may indicate a predisposition

My wife recently lost our twins at 21 weeks after membrane rupture at 15. She has a number of other symptoms and we are wondering if they may all be related, pointing to a problem with membrane integrity? As well as the pprom, she has had two spontaneous pneumothoraces (currently in hospital with the second one). She also has suspected chostochondritis, stomach problems that have been provisionally diagnosed as reflux, but is essentially pain after eating. We have noticed that this is worse around her period. She also gets pain in her diaphragm and shoulder during menstruation.

Are there any conditions that would explain the above symptoms, particularly given the premature membrane rupture?
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replied February 23rd, 2018
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

It must be a really traumatic period for you both. Spontaneous pneumothrax if is of primary type can be due to bursting of lung spaces or alveoli. This can be due to a membrane related cause. If the acid reflux is due to hiatal hernia, then yes, again this can be due to weakness in membrane. Collagen vascular disorders and connective tissue diseases can be looked into. Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.

This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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