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Cause Of Spontaneous Abortion
14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?
Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...Read more
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
Many things: Most often we think Junior was ill and died. We usually never find why. You have my sympathy. ...Read more
High caffeine intake: may ^ risk for miscarriage. I haven't seen any articles that specifically link energy drinks with miscarriages though. ...Read more
Loss of fetus: If there is no obvious cause of miscarriage, or aborting a fetus, then it is 'spontaneous'. Much more common than most think, 20% of all pregnancies. This is important to know, because women often think it is their fault, or feel guilty, or think they won't get pregnant again, or become anxious or depressed. It's not your fault, it is common (most first trimester), doesn't decrease chance next. ...Read more
Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes. Recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more
Bleeding/Cramps/Expu: Most common symptom is vaginal bleeding , that can vary from light spotting, brownish discharge or heavy bleedin.Bleeding may come and go over many days.It is followed by cramps and expulsion of the product of conception as spontaneous abortion is completed if there is bleeding only, at this stage it is called threatened abortion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Miscarriage: Bleeding and cramping are symptoms of a miscarriage. A miscarriage is nature's way of ending something that wasn't going to be normal. ...Read more
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