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Common Reasons For A Miscarriage
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 possibilities: How long your pregnancy lasted will help a great deal in pointing toward the most likely causes of miscarriage. Discuss chromosome testing with your healthcare provider. Other tests may be indicated as well. If you were into the second trimester when miscarriage occurred, you may need to be evaluated for anatomic abnormalities of uterus/cervix. ...Read more
Am 29 had 3 miscarriages between each one around a year no heat beat and baby stop at 6 weeks test shows subclinical hypothyrosim is this a reason?
Cant say for sure: Sub clinical means that you do not have overt symptoms. The body is an amazing and complex machine that responds to subtle changes in hormone levels. If you do not need medical treatment yet i would also consult with an acupuncturist /chinese medicine practitioner. I have had amazing results in patients with both thyroid and fertility issues with these modalities. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is d&c only performed for a miscarriage or is there any other medical reason?
For diagnosis: It is also perfomed for diagnosis of unexplained heavy or abnormal vaginal bleeding, especially if precancerous changes or cancer are suspected; or if polyps are suspected and to remove them.It is sometimes required to stop acute, extremely heavy bleeding, when medications have failed and a patient is bleeding uncontrollably. ...Read more
My wife had miscarriage for two times, both after 5 weeks.
What could be the reason?
What should we do before trying out again?
Anything we should con
Need gyn evaluation: Recurrent early pregnancy losses can be due to 1) hormonal defects w/ the female which doesn't sustain the pregnancy , 2) anatomic issues in the uterus, ie.polyps or fibroids.3) autoimmune diseases in which the pregnancy is seen as foreign & immune system develops antibodies to the embryo. 4) Genetic defects of either sperm or ovum. All can be checked by a gynecologist w/DNA and imaging testing. ...Read more
NO: If you have thyroid problems that could cause miscarriage but your husband's have nothing to do with this. About 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage so even 2 miscarriages is not that unusual. But you might want to have a thorough check of your thyroid status including free t3 and anti-thyroid antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks. What could be the reason why?
Diagnosed at 8 weeks: A miscarriage is diagnosed when a patient starts bleeding or when it is discovered on us (in the absence of any symptoms). You may have lost the pregnancy at 5 weeks gestation and it was not discovered until 8 weeks. Also, many pregnancies miscarry because of an unhealthy fetus or intrauterine environment which may slow the growth of the fetus. I am sorry for your your loss. ...Read more
Depends: If you had a d & c , there is sometimes very little or no bleeding. It is important to follow up with your md who will recommend an other ultrasound if necessary to sort things out. ...Read more
May be normal: As a rule, if a discharge does not itch, burn, irritate, have a foul odor or have blood mixed with it, it is probably a physiologic discharge. The body is healing after the miscarriage and the d/c could be normal if it has none of the features listed above. If the d/c is foul it could be a sign of an infection and warrants evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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