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chances of miscarriage after 18 weeks

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Miscarriage: Your chances improve significantly after 20 weeks of pregnancy
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Less: The highest risk of miscarriage is in the first 12 weeks. The risk drops every week. I don't know why you are at higher risk but you chances of having ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Twin Pregnancies : The twin miscarriage rate is 17-20% overall, but does become less frequent later in pregnancy. Nevertheless, as you already know, twin pregnancy is a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What did your OB say: The average time to 1st feel movement is 20-22 weeks.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: You really need a full workup , usually by a fertility specialist, for recurrent miscarriage. This evaluates physical, hormonal and genetic causes. Th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: If the 18 week miscarriage came out intact, then no "clean out" is necessary.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Any size: The size will vary depending on how much development occurred.You can carry a "non-viable" or dead fetus for a while.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most certainly, you can have a healthy baby conceiving 4 months after a miscarriage. What happened to cause a miscarriage? Did you have trauma, an inf ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dylan Mezey
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Summary: Typically miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation are caused by genetic causes and are not related to previous infections. Chlamydia infection durin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
18 wk Miscarriage : I would be concerned that there still might be tissue in your uterus. This also could just be normal postpartum contractions. As retained tissue is a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular ovulation: from insulin resistance/polycystic ovarian syndrome. or other reasons. A checkup with your doctor is advised.
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