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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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Is it possible for doctors to know that i had a miscarriage several weeks ago ? I mever wentnto the doctors to get checked?

Is it possible for doctors to know that i had a miscarriage several weeks ago ? I mever wentnto the doctors to get checked?

Secrets: Are you asking us if you should keep this huge and important piece of information about your body and your health a secret? Don't you realize that you can die if the miscarriage products did not all get cleaned out of the uterus. Keeping secrets about your body from the professionals that are dedicated to your health is insane. There is no judgement. There is just concern. Please tell them all. ...Read more

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What is HLA 15%? Is it high percentage? can it lead to miscarriage? I had one miscarriage at 6 weeks and we checked HLA afterwards. It was 15%.

What is HLA 15%? Is it high percentage?  can it lead to miscarriage? I had one miscarriage at 6 weeks and we checked HLA afterwards. It was 15%.

Not sure: Please check your test results and resubmit your question. HLA tests are not usually reported in percentages, so it's hard to comment about these results. ...Read more

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I miscarried last time i checked my hCG level was 60 now it went down to 2.80 do I have to check again to see if i still have product of the babe left?

I miscarried last time i checked my hCG level was 60 now it went down to 2.80 do I have to check again to see if i still have product of the babe left?

No: Non pregnant women will normally test positive for hcg. Usually up to 5 is considered normal and non pregnant. Your level of 2.8 means that you're back to normal. ...Read more

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I had a natural miscarriage at 6 weeks, should i get checked? and when is safe to try and concieve again?

I had a natural miscarriage at 6 weeks, should i get checked? and when is safe to try and concieve again?

Miscarriage, TTC: If you're no longer having any bleeding and are free of pain, then you should wait until you have a regular period prior to trying to conceive (TTC). No need for an exam unless there's concern for infection or retained elements from your previous pregnancy. Definitely start prenatal vitamins now if you're trying to get pregnant! Good luck! ...Read more

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My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

Not Necessarily: She will be looking both for changes in the ultrasound and in increases in the betaHCG. You don't know anything at this point. I know it is hard to wait, but until you know what the numbers show and what the ultrasound shows you just don't know what is going to happen. I wish you nothing but good thoughts and increasing levels ...Read more

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What if we checked a few weeks later and she was pregnant ? and we did not use any emergency contraceptions. Whats the best thing to do to miscarriage

What if we checked a few weeks later and she was pregnant ? and we did not use any emergency contraceptions. Whats the best thing to do to miscarriage

See a doctor: I highly doubt that you will receive any advise on this site on how to terminate a pregnancy as there are no 'safe' ways. It is dangerous and can cause your death or severe medical problems. If you desire pregnancy termination, please see your doctor so you may receive proper counseling and care. ...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