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Doctor insights on: First Cycle After Miscarriage

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Dr. Gerard Honore
1,040 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have a super heavy but short period for the first cycle after a missed miscarriage? 29days post m/c.

Is it normal to have a  super heavy but short period for the first cycle after a missed miscarriage?  29days post m/c.

Yes: It is possible and possibly even normal. The timing is about right for your next period. Given that it is different from what you expect for a normal period, consider checking a pregnancy test to make sure that the pregnancy from before is not a persistent issue. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of a miscarriage?

It could be: Bleeding, cramping, abdominal pain. Pls see your doctor if you have any symptoms that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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What are the tests that should be done after the first miscarriage?

What are the tests that should be done after the first miscarriage?

None: Usually a miscarriage is caused by a random genetic problem in the developing baby and there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. Most women who have had a miscarriage go on to have a successful pregnancy. Recurrent miscarriages may warrant further work up that would be outlined by the physician. Emotional support for both parents is important after the loss. ...Read more

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How high is the miscarriage rate for women trying for their first baby?

Depends on age: Miscarriage rate is not dependent on which pregnancy you are trying for, but rather your age. Younger women in their 20s have about a 10-15% risk of miscarriage with every preganancy while women in their 40s have a 30-40% risk of miscarriage with every pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more