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What common medicines might cause miscarriage if i don't know?

What common medicines might cause miscarriage if i don't know?

Medicines: Your question is loaded. Before taking any medications during pregnancy why not ask your obstetrician or google the item or use medscape. These sources will tell you if the medication in question will abort the pregnancy. ...Read more

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 common for a reproductive endo to test for elevated natural killer cells? Has it been proven that these cells can cause an early miscarriage?

Is it common for a reproductive endo to test for elevated natural killer cells? Has it been proven that these cells can cause an early miscarriage?

Not common: It's not common, though it could be useful in specific cases. No 'proof' at all has been established of a link, but it's also not implausible. ...Read more

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Are miscarriages common after the first?

Are miscarriages common after the first?

Good news: Miscarriage, unfortunately, is very common. The risk of a second miscarriage is no higher than the risk of the first, good luck! ...Read more

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I have had 3 miscarriages in a row. What could be the cause of this?

You need to : Have a detailed and frank talk with your on about this topic. Sometimes there are identifiable causes and sometimes not. ...Read more

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How common are missed miscarriages?

How common are missed miscarriages?

Very common: Many women have miscarriages without even being aware that they are/were pregnant. Often they might experience a heavier than normal period, or their period might be delayed by a few days or 1-2 weeks. Please remember to use barrier protection to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abortions cause miscarriages?

Is it possible that abortions cause miscarriages?

An abortion: by medication should not cause future miscarriages. An uncomplicated surgical abortion should not cause future miscarriages. ...Read more

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Could have being underweight caused my miscarriages?

Could have being underweight caused my miscarriages?

Only if unhealthy: Being underweight in its self is not a barrier to pregnancy if otherwise healthy. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Watch all medications including Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If significantly underweight talk to your physician about good nutrition. No smoking or alcohol. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriage?

What causes miscarriage?

Usually: It is because there is something wrong with the baby. About 20% of conceptions are miscarried. Most are early. Later ones might be because there is something wrong with the cervix or placenta. Some happen without the knowledge of the woman even knowing it or that they were pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes a miscarriage?

What causes a miscarriage?

Myths ; Facts: There can be different causes at different stages, but most are not anyone's fault nor are they reasons to think it will happen again. Here is a really helpful website: http://www.Parents.Com/pregnancy/complications/miscarriage/causes-miscarriage/ congratulations ; best wishes. ...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