After an initial pregnancy resulting in a spontaneous loss in the first trimester, your patient is concerned about the possibility of this recurring. An appropriate answer would be that the chance of recurrence (AIIMS Nov 2012)
|A||Depends on the genetic makeup of the prior abortus|
|B||Is no different than it was prior to miscarriage|
|C||Is increased to approximately 20%|
|D||Is increased most likely to greater than 50%|
Is no different than it was prior to miscarriage
1. An initial spontaneous abortion, irrespective of the karyotype of sex of the child, does not change the risk of recurrence in a future pregnancy.
2. The rate is commonly quoted as 15% of all known pregnancies.