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