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pressure at 18 weeks after back to back miscarriages.

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im now 18 weeks and i had 2 miscarriage's back to back before this one. im feeling alot of uncomfortable pressure and cramps on my left hip and pelvic area. there not like the miscarriage cramps. i was wondering if it could be because all three pregnancy's were only one moth apart and my body didn't have time to heal or if theres something wrong. also i am anemic could that be it?

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replied February 9th, 2012
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

I am sorry to hear about what you have been through. Yes, cramping and anemia can cause miscarriages.

A miscarriage can be very traumatic and I can understand your apprehensions. Each pregnancy behaves separately. Also some causes of miscarriage are related to that pregnancy alone. Some causes tend to recur and you must be careful about these.

Generally first trimester abortions or abortions occurring in first three months are due to fetal abnormality, genetic causes, Rh blood group incompatibility and low progesterone hormone. Infection of the uterus, endometriosis, fibroids, etc are some other causes for early abortion.

You need to consult your gynecologist and run some tests to rule out these causes. Eliminating these causes will increase the chances of full term pregnancy. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist to find the cause. Hope this helps. Take care!

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