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Doctor insights on: Dealing With A Missed Miscarriage

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What is the chance of missed miscarriage?

What is the chance of missed miscarriage?

Somewhat common: Unfortunately abnormal pregnancies that do not spontaneously miscarry before being recognized and diagnosed are fairly common. The actual reported incidence varies from study to study being reported at as lo as 2-3% and as high as 10-14%. The literature suggests that about 75% of all conceptions do not result in a viable/normal pregnancy. Most of them do miscarry, usually before being diagnosed. ...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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How to know if I have had a missed miscarriage?

How to know if I have had a missed miscarriage?

Miscarriage: In a miscarriage there is a pregnancy loss and drop in pregnancy hormone over time. So if there was bleeding, passage of tissue or a positive pregnancy test that is now negative then there was a likely miscarriage. The best thing is to see a doctor for an ultrasound, blood test for hormone level and blood type. Also see a doctor to be sure and be safe. ...Read more

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What is it like to be convinced of a missed miscarriage?

Unclear question: A missed miscarriage is when a woman has a positive pregnancy test with an ultrasound that either shows a fetal pole with no cardiac activity or an enlarged sac that has no fetal pole. It typically takes at least two ultrasounds at least 48 hours apart and serial blood levels of human Chorionic Gonadotropin to diagnose a missed miscarriage accurately. ...Read more

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If u have a missed miscarriage will your body eventually expel it?

If u have a missed miscarriage will your body eventually expel it?

Most likely: Unfortunately about 1 out of every 6 pregnancies ends in miscarriage and the body usually expels it in matter of days. Often when very early, many women may not even know beside having possibly heavier period than usual. As pregnancy gets older into second or even third trimester, it may take longer and more complications can occur. Please consult doc if you are having problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of missed miscarriage? My baby stop growing at 8w3d what could have caused this most likely?

What is the cause of missed miscarriage? My baby stop growing at 8w3d what could have caused this most likely?

See Below: One in 5 pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Making a human being is very complicated and sometimes something goes wrong. It is rarely possible to know the cause. More common causes are chromosome problems; infections. problems with uterine anatomy, diabetes, smoking, alcohol, drugs and environmental toxins. Having one miscarriage doesn't increase your chances of having a second. ...Read more

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Two miscarriages in 4 months.In april i had a missed miscarriage.In august i had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. What could cause this?Im almost 20 and 80lb

Two miscarriages in 4 months.In april i had a missed miscarriage.In august i had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. What could cause this?Im almost 20 and 80lb

Low BMI.: Poor maternal nutritional status as evidenced by your 80 lb weight is a known predisposing factor to miscarriage. At your age, i would advise maintaining your body mass index (bmi) at the 19-27 range if you are trying to conceive. Take Folic Acid >1 mg daily and best of luck! ...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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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