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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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What is the reason behind baby's no growth and heartbeat? I want to know after two miscarriages.

What is the reason behind baby's no growth and heartbeat? I want to know after two miscarriages.

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

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Can low sperm be reason for miscarriages?

Can low sperm be reason for miscarriages?

Low sperm: counts could be a reason for infertility, but if the sperm are otherwise normal, not for miscarriage once fertilization has successfully occurred. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks. What could be the reason why?

I had miscarriage at 8 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks.  What could be the reason why?

Hard to say: An estimated 1/4 th of these represent abnormalities of genetic material (chromosomes) that could not sustain further development.Some infections can also interrupt pregnancy.Many are triggered by unknown factors. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is d&c only performed for a miscarriage or is there any other medical reason?

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

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Hi i had 3 miscarriages and every time the g sac can be seen but no fetus or heartbeat what could be the reason?

Hi i had 3 miscarriages and every time the g sac can be seen but no fetus or heartbeat what could be the reason?

Genetics: Unless there is a problem with the uterus itself, almost always the pregnancy is genetically abnormal. That has been known for a very long time. Some women even at a young age can have that problem. It takes advanced fertility therapy to diagnosis and fix that problem. Although there are some other possibilities likely blood clotting disorders for instance, genetics is the most common explanation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Is there a reason why I am not bleeding after a miscarriage?

Is there a reason why I am not bleeding after a miscarriage?

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

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Whitish discharge for more thantwo weeks after miscarriage what could be the reason?

Whitish discharge for more thantwo weeks after miscarriage what could be the reason?

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

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