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Earliest You Can Have 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
Depends: It depends on the desires of the patient and the size of the fetus and sac. Its ot technically too early but some women prefer to "pass" and smaller pregnancy naturally. Occasionally this process is longer than expected and she will request a D&C . Larger pregnancies > 7-8weeks may cause a lot of bleeding and trips to the er so often a D&C is offered. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Do you know why you miscarried, and how many times has it happened?. You are not getting younger (profile says 39), so I would suggest two pre-natal consults. One with a geneticist, and one with a fetal-maternal medicine specialist. You live in LA so many excellent docs of both of these specialties available in your area. They can guide you through this assuming you want a child... ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you have had a # of early miscarriages ask your physician to evaluate for any pattern. ...Read more
What kind of people do NOT have normal healthy children or any children at all after 3 early miscarriages ?
Recurrent Pregnancy : Loss (RPL), 3 consecutive miscarriages at < 20 wks. gestation, makes the risk of another miscarriage ~ 31-33%, but risk depends on maternal age, previous term pregnancy or not & cause of RPL. Evaluation for genetic, endocrine, blood-clotting , infectious, immune & anatomical problems is explained on obgyn.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=200, except Chromosomal Microarray has replaced Chromosome Analysis. ...Read more
Why do I keep having early miscarriages? I have had two. The second was at five and a half weeks along. What could this mean?
See a REI specialist: You still have a chance of a healthy pregnancy 'on your own', but after 2 or more miscarriages we do tests to find out why. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, or male or female genetic problems. Get checked out by a rei specialist. ...Read more
What list of tests could be helpful now (I'm going for my DnC in 3 days) & after the DnC that would help investigate the cause of 2 early miscarriages?
Miscarriages: The limit of what I can put in this response is not enough but I found a good link on the internet you can check out. http://www.mainlinefertility.com/specialties/repetitive-miscarriage/ ...Read more
Bleeding . . .: A positive pregnancy test with bleeding, particularly heavy bleeding with cramps, is most suggestive. If pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, urinary frequency, breast tenderness, nausea, and vomiting suddenly improve, or if none of those symptoms appear despite the positive pregnancy test, you should be suspicious. ...Read more
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