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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Not at all: Sorry about the miscarriage. No neither pregnancy nor menopause influences the other: endocrinological (hormonally) you can almost think of them as opposite ends of the same situation. Best wishes.

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Do early miscarriages mean I'll never have children?

Do early miscarriages mean I'll never have children?

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...

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Do my early miscarriages mean I'll never have children?

Do my early miscarriages mean I'll never have children?

Not necessarily: If you have had a # of early miscarriages ask your physician to evaluate for any pattern.

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What kind of people do NOT have normal healthy children or any children at all after 3 early miscarriages?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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/

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How early can you have a miscarriage?

How early can you have a miscarriage?

Can happen: Before you would even get your period.

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What are signs of early miscarriage?

What are signs of early miscarriage?

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.

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What are the signs of an early miscarriage?

What are the signs of an early miscarriage?

Several: Signs of an early miscarriage include your symptoms of pregnancy, like breast tenderness, fatigue, nausea, etc., going away. The more obvious signs are bleeding. There are some women that have little to no symptoms of pregnancy and everything is fine. Also, up to 23% of women bleed in early pregnancy, and again, everything can be fine. An ultrasound should be able to let you know things are ok.

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What would you do to decide if you have miscarried early in a pregnancy?

What would you do to decide if you have miscarried early in a pregnancy?

Sometimes: If it is really early (chemical pregnancy) you may only know through lab tests that you were pregnant.

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Miscarried at 5 1/2 weeks. Do I have to wait three months before trying again or could I start again at anytime sense it was fairly early on?

Miscarried at 5 1/2 weeks. Do I have to wait three months before trying again or could I start again at anytime sense it was fairly early on?

Anytime: There's no data to show that waiting three months has an effect on next pregnancy. Eat healthy, get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, be at a healthy weight and exercise are the best ways to make sure you're in good shape to get pregnant again. I typically tell patients to wait at least one menstrual cycle, but again, there's no evidence that you need to wait. Fingers crossed for you!

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If you miscarried at 5-6 wks, is it too early for a d&c to be performed?

If you miscarried at 5-6 wks, is it too early for a d&c to be performed?

Depends: It depends on the desires of the patient and the size of the fetus and sac. Its ot technically too early but some women prefer to "pass" and smaller pregnancy naturally. Occasionally this process is longer than expected and she will request a D&C. Larger pregnancies > 7-8weeks may cause a lot of bleeding and trips to the er so often a D&C is offered.

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If you miscarried at 5-6 wks, would it be too early for a d&c to be performed?

If you miscarried at 5-6 wks, would it be too early for a d&c to be performed?

Possibly: A D&C can be done at any stage, but if the pregnancy had not progressed to a point where a sac or embryo had been developing, then a D&C may not have been necessary.

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Whenis it too early to detect a miscarriage?

Whenis it too early to detect a miscarriage?

Never: Miscarriage can occur any time during pregnancy, it can occur so early, you may not have had pregnancy diagnosed yet. The first trimester (3 months) is likeliest time for miscarriage. See prior answers about this topic.

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What causes miscarriages at a early pregnancy?

What causes miscarriages at a early pregnancy?

Over 90%: Of first trimester ('early pregnancy') losses are genetic in origin.

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What are signs of an early miscarriage if older?

What are signs of an early miscarriage if older?

Same signs: The signs are generally the same, regardless of age. Cramping, bleeding.

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more