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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune(but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?

Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue?  Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?

None of the above: Fibroids are not believed to be "from pregnancies, nor from fetal tissues ". These myometrial muscle growths are not "the result of a miscarriage or fro aggressive sex" either. ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause you to have vaginal bleeding during the entire 9 months of pregnancy & not cause a miscarriage?

Can fibroids cause you to have vaginal  bleeding during the entire 9 months of pregnancy & not cause a miscarriage?

Not usually: Fibroids are more likely to cause pain than bleeding in pregnancy. Other causes of bleeding such as a placenta too close to your cervix, bleeding from your placenta, a shortening cervix or cervical infection would be more common and need to be eliminated as the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Treat the cause(s): Recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 or more miscarriages. Baby Aspirin 81mg a day + Heparin or enoxaparin for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Treat thyroid or prolactin hormone issues. Ivf if diminished ovarian reserve. Pgd maybe, definitely if chromosome translocations. See reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

Not easy; seek help: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available & your fertility clinic can give recommendations. Some connect with others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically - talk to your md about possible causes for miscarriage and testing options, we usually offer miscarriage testing with 2 losses. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Wife is experiencing pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

My Wife is experiencing  pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

GYN MD needed: Your wife needs to see a GYN MD to sort out the source of the pelvic pain and determine the cause of the pregnancy loss if possible. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy loss at 22,weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

I had a pregnancy loss at 22,weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

Pprom: Sorry to hear of this. The causes of PPROM are varied. But as soon as your have your first period you can try to conceive again because you will be at your most fertile. Since we don't know the cause of the PPROM I cannot guess if it may happen again. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune blood tests & antiphosopolipid usually recommended for later pregnancy loss & not for 2 early mc (6 weeks & 8 weeks)? Should I get em

Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
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Are autoimmune blood tests & antiphosopolipid usually recommended for later pregnancy loss & not for 2 early mc (6 weeks & 8 weeks)? Should I get em

APS and pregnancy: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is associated with pregnancy loss in both early and late pregnancy as defined by 1) > 3 unexplained, consecutive pregnancy losses 1 unexplained fetal death > 10 weeks of pregnancy. In each case, the pregnancy loss related to the anatomic, hormonal or chromosomal abnormalities should be excluded first before the test is sent. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more