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Am I Having Miscarriages Or Is It Early Per Menopause
I'm 25 with 1 child. I had 3 miscarriages, and 1 ectopic pregnancy, no period in 2 months and i'm not on birth control. Am i in early onset menopause?
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
9/5 monthly began & ended 9/14. On 9/6 when tampon removed a white lil ball came out. How do I kno if miscarriage or menopause?
Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?
Not necessarily: Do you know why you miscarried, and how many times has it happened?. You are not getting younger (profile says 39), so I would suggest two pre-natal consults. One with a geneticist, and one with a fetal-maternal medicine specialist. You live in LA so many excellent docs of both of these specialties available in your area. They can guide you through this assuming you want a child... ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you have had a # of early miscarriages ask your physician to evaluate for any pattern. ...Read more
What kind of people do NOT have normal healthy children or any children at all after 3 early miscarriages ?
Recurrent Pregnancy : Loss (RPL), 3 consecutive miscarriages at < 20 wks. gestation, makes the risk of another miscarriage ~ 31-33%, but risk depends on maternal age, previous term pregnancy or not & cause of RPL. Evaluation for genetic, endocrine, blood-clotting , infectious, immune & anatomical problems is explained on obgyn.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=200, except Chromosomal Microarray has replaced Chromosome Analysis. ...Read more
Why do I keep having early miscarriages? I have had two. The second was at five and a half weeks along. What could this mean?
See a REI specialist: You still have a chance of a healthy pregnancy 'on your own', but after 2 or more miscarriages we do tests to find out why. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, or male or female genetic problems. Get checked out by a rei specialist. ...Read more
What list of tests could be helpful now (I'm going for my DnC in 3 days) & after the DnC that would help investigate the cause of 2 early miscarriages?
Miscarriages: The limit of what I can put in this response is not enough but I found a good link on the internet you can check out. http://www.mainlinefertility.com/specialties/repetitive-miscarriage/ ...Read more
Bleeding . . .: A positive pregnancy test with bleeding, particularly heavy bleeding with cramps, is most suggestive. If pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, urinary frequency, breast tenderness, nausea, and vomiting suddenly improve, or if none of those symptoms appear despite the positive pregnancy test, you should be suspicious. ...Read more
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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