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A 18-year-old female asked:

how easy it to miscarry and what causes it?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Pretty common: There is a roughly 15% chance of miscarrying any particular pregnancy, and there may be many more fertilizations that fail, but so early that we are never aware of it. A great many things have to go right at the very beginning for a pregnancy to continue, and the system is very efficient at selecting out the abnormal ones.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when you have a miscarrige and do not do anything about it.?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Usually nothing: Most miscarriages will be 'complete' which means that everything cleans out on its own. However, if the bleeding and pain persist then further treatment (like a d&c) may be necessary.
Phoenix, AZ
A 19-year-old female asked:

Wat are the misscarige symptoms ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
May be none: Depends upon the stage of pregnancy and the cause of the miscarriage. Often there may be vaginal discharge, cramping, alterations of symptoms of early pregnancy, etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:

Can you miscarry at 1 1/2 weeks?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: It's common.
NC
A 15-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old male:

What are some ways to havea miscarrage if u wanted to do it yourself?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do not do it !!: No safe way to do it your self ! please see a gyn doctor if you do not want to keep the pregnancy so it can be done properly and without complications ! if u try to do something yourself it could end in disaster !
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to miscarry from being allergic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: I suppose you mean a baby in the womb. Babies do not have a well developed immune system during gestation.Their reaction to maternal intake of peanuts or other potential triggers is unlikely to trigger an event.Blood group (rh factor) reactions could be considered allergic but they involve a separate pathway than what we consider allergies.I can't recall anything that would act this way.

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