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Posted by: Lee | 2012-05-15

XXX chromosome and miscarriage

Hi Doc.
I sadly miscarried at 7 weeks, doctors did tests on the baby and discovered that the baby had 3 X chromosomes, they said it should only have 2, which I googled and shows me it would have been a girl. Is it common to miscarry because of having one too many X chromosome? And is it more likely to happen again? I see that studies show that between 5 - 10 girls are born with XXX chromosomes and live, so I am struggling to understand why our miscarried. What are the chances of it happening again?

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Firstly while some babies with chromosomal abnormalities may live, nature's way of dealing with this is often to cause a miscarriage.
The chances of it recurring are small though possibly slightly higher than if it had not happened.
Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2012-05-17

Firstly while some babies with chromosomal abnormalities may live, nature's way of dealing with this is often to cause a miscarriage.
The chances of it recurring are small though possibly slightly higher than if it had not happened.
Best wishes

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