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Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

Danger to fetus: Femara (letrozole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It should not be used in women who are or will become pregnant. It has a category x rating which means that it is contraindicated during pregnancy as animal studies have shown toxicity to the developing embryo (baby). It acts to decrease the level of estrogen and that might lead to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

See your physician: Have a bhcg quantatative done, not bhcg qualatative. It would be good to see what your bhcg number is to determine if you are pregnant. Most home preganancy tests are qualatative which tells you if you are pregnant or not. A quantatative test will provide a "number" to indicate "how much" of a product is produced. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...Read more

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I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didnt have any complications w/ my ab.

What do you mean?: I think you are asking if having elective abortions in the past increases the risk of having a miscarriage. Elective abortions do not increase the risk of miscarriage in the future ...Read more

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How do I cause a miscarriage?

How do I cause a miscarriage?

It would be very: Dangerous to try to cause your own abortion. Recommend that you consult with your physician, your gynecologist or a family planning clinic to learn all of your options. ...Read more

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How do I cause a miscarriage?

Hold on....: Women have died for centuries in their attempts to end their pregnancy. This is the very reason that good, safe and easy processes are in place to help you end your pregnancy. There are dedicated professionals, even in the uk, who are ready to assist you and also to protect your health and your life. Please seek out health care for this. ...Read more

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What will cause a miscarriage?

What will cause a miscarriage?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for a miscarriage but the most common one is that there is a problem with the chromosomes of the fetus. These are very common, have nothing to do with anything you are doing, and the miscarriage is natures way of preventing these abnormal pregnancies from continuing. If you don't have multiple miscarriages, then no testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Could shock cause a miscarriage?

Could shock cause a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: The most common cause of miscarriage is a chromosomally abnormal fetus. If the mother had profound cardiovascular shock and nearly died, a miscarriage might occur. But it is very hard to lose a normal pregnancy it that way. "shock" meaning a psychological stress does not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Would an overdose cause a miscarriage?

Would an overdose cause a miscarriage?

Yes it could: It would depend on the medication, but definitely some medications are associated with increased risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does bellyflopping cause a miscarriage?

Does bellyflopping cause a miscarriage?

Belly flopping : No. Absolutely not. If you want to end your pregnancy please get real healthcare so that your health and your future are not harmed. There are people waiting to help you at place like your family clinic or planned parenthood! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more