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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. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...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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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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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Both: Both....But remember if there was something you could do to make yourself loose a pregnancy, there would be no need for abortion clinics. I say this because my patients tend to blame themselves. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...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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What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

HELP organization: This is a wonderful organization, help after neonatal death, that has been good to many of us. I think pregnancy loss is a place where people who haven't experienced it really don't understand. They often say the wrong things in the wrong way and the help people really get it. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

1 month or longer: After one miscarriage, it's best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to look for causes before you get pregnant again. After one loss you should see an rei if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. Zahid Niazi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more