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Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Not directly: Depression alone would not directly cause a miscarriage. But there may be some overlapping pathophysiology such as platelet clumping that could interfere. Your ob-gyn may be able to tell you more about your own situation, if you discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is depression common after suffering a miscarriage?

Is depression common after suffering a miscarriage?

Yes --it's a loss: Depression is common after suffering a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a loss and whenever we suffer losses, we usually need time to grief and process the events. I would recommend talking to your doctor and asking for a referral for someone who specializes in helping woman after miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

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What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

Depression: Counseling , medications evaluation, social support system, life style changes. ...Read more

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My wife has had 2 miscarriages. How can she treat her depression?

My wife has had 2 miscarriages. How can she treat her depression?

See below: I'm sorry about your wife's and your experiences. Find a provider who specializes in perinatal loss. Miscarriage is a loss and should be grieved. ...Read more

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My bhcg on 16dpo was 177,today on 18dpo was 163.does that mean im miscarrying or could it be ectopic or theres still hope? Am so depressed

My bhcg on 16dpo was 177,today on 18dpo was 163.does that mean im miscarrying or could it be ectopic or theres still hope? Am so depressed

Not normal: It is clear that the pregnancy is not normal with a falling BhCG. There wold still be the question as to if this is an ectopic pregnancy. Follow up with you doctor. If the BhCG does not go away completely you may require intervention. ...Read more

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I am so depressed that I am not conceiving after my first miscarriage? Me and my husband is also connected with gynecological dr ... Plz help me

I am so depressed that I am not conceiving after my first miscarriage? Me and my husband is also connected with gynecological dr ... Plz help me

Lots depression tx: Depression sx respond to: exercise/ behavioral activation, sleep hygiene, mindfulness activities, increased social support, lowered relationship conflicts, increased spiritual connections, developing meaningful purpose in life. Professional psychotherapy and meds are particularly effective. Talk to a licensed therapists specializing in infertility, fetal loss ; depression along with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I want a baby. How can I get pregnant? Very depressed since miscarriage and now I really want to be pregnant again this has been going on for a yr

I want a baby. How can I get pregnant? Very depressed since miscarriage and now I really want to be pregnant again this has been going on for a yr

Where to start: I probably would see a gynecologist just for a check up and to discuss your miscarriage and desire for pregnancy. There may be a simple solution. You can also use ovulation prediction kits to help time intercourse. ...Read more

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Had 4 terminations over 7 yrs span. My husband and I just had a miscarriage will we be able to conceive a healthy baby soon? Feeling very depressed.

Had 4 terminations over 7 yrs span. My husband and I just had a miscarriage will we be able to conceive a healthy baby soon? Feeling very depressed.

Perhaps: So much depends on the specifics of your situation - only an OBGYN who does a full exam on you can come close and even that may not be 100%. Rather than accept depression over it, be evaluated and seek counseling for the grief/depression. It's sad but you and your husband may be able to work together to find ways to enrich your life. Best! ...Read more

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I found out that i was pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage and now i am feeling depressed and sad what should I do??

I found  out that  i was pregnant and subsequently  had a miscarriage  and  now  i am feeling  depressed  and sad what  should  I  do??

See your doctor: Reactive depression and sadness such as the feelings you are having are very common. Your doctor can help your healing process to start. Do not be afraid to call and make the appt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just found out that I am 3 months pregnant from a rape that happen in november. I am very depressed, how do I induce miscarriage.?

Depression: I am terribly sorry to hear of how you were tragically treated, please consult your ob/gyn and ask for a referral to a mental health specialist as well as you need and deserve the support of the entire medical system. So sorry. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in May. Ever since I've had extreme fatigue, pain, nausea, migraines, and mild depression. As well as long cycles. is this normal?

I had a miscarriage in May. Ever since I've had extreme fatigue, pain, nausea, migraines, and mild depression. As well as long cycles. is this normal?

No: mOther than the mild depression (if it is because of the loss of the pregnancy) - those symptoms are not common, especially so long (5 months) after the miscarriage. (the heavy cycles can be normal, but best to see your doctor and have a sonogram and make sure nothing unusual with the lining of your uterus). The emotional stress of the loss may well contribute to the fatigue, migraines and other ...Read more

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Will zinc and selenium help with my thinning hair since miscarriage 7 weeks ago? It's making me so depressed and I want my hair back :-(

Will zinc and selenium help with my thinning hair since miscarriage 7 weeks ago? It's making me so depressed and I want my hair back :-(

Won't hurt: The drop in hormonal levels after a pregnancy ends frequently leads to hair loss. This does reverse over time but be sure you do not also have a thyroid problem which can effect the hair. The vitamins and dietary protein may help some but, unfortunately, it does take time. Hope you are feeling better fast. The loss of a baby is hard. ...Read more

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Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy  came 10 day e?

Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more

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My wife is disgnosed with pcod and endometriosis..she miscarriage this month i.e 6/2014 ..Is it likely that she can conceive again in the next cycle.

My wife is disgnosed with pcod and endometriosis..she miscarriage this month i.e 6/2014 ..Is it likely that she can conceive again in the next cycle.

Give it time: You need to giver her body time to heal after a miscarriage. It may be a while before she has her first period. I usually recommend waiting until there has been two normal periods before you start trying again. ...Read more

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How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

Bleeding gone: Typically when your bleeding has turned dark brown and the cramping has subsided you are done. Can take 3 or 7 days , every woman is different. If you're concerned you can always get a vaginal ultrasound from a doctor to make sure the uterus is empty. ...Read more

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How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

Several issues: Was she truly pregnant? Did she have then an unusual or heavy period or pass some tissue. More cramping with the passage. Is she for sure not pregnant now? Clarity would come from OB exam and perhaps ultrasound. Miscarriage is not uncommon and can be variable by timing and symptoms. ...Read more

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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more