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Flying After Miscarriage
Abroad and think I am having a miscarriage 11wks - quite sick but only moderate bleeding. I have a 16 hour flight (today) to get home. OK to fly home?
Be safe: If you think you're having a miscarriage I think you should get it checked out by a doctor now. Bleeding can be heavy and when up in the air you're really isolated. Plus the cabin is pressurized at 10000 feet so there's less oxygen there. I don't know how important getting home is, but I would say it's time to look at the big picture here. Hope u get some help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does flying affect a foetus 4-8weeks if one has a history of miscarriages and diagnosed with a weak cervix?
I had threatened miscarriage at ~12 wks in my first pregnancy. I am now 4 wks pregnant & will fly long distance in 2 wks (16hrs each way) Is it risky?
No, but be careful: The flight itself is not a risk to your pregnancy. However, the typical process in long flights involves you sitting for prolonged periods of time and possibly getting dehydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water and try to get up to walk every couple hours to promote good circulation through your legs and prevent blood clot formation. ...Read more
At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?
Yes: The real risk in flying is if something happens, you have to find a place to land and find medical help. It is a possible delay. There are many women who live at 7000 ft and are pregnant with no problems. Think vail, or in the rockies. Would discourage inside loops though :). ...Read more
I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges
High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more
Bleeding gone: Typically when your bleeding has turned dark brown and the cramping has subsided you are done. Can take 3 or 7 days , every woman is different. If you're concerned you can always get a vaginal ultrasound from a doctor to make sure the uterus is empty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several issues: Was she truly pregnant? Did she have then an unusual or heavy period or pass some tissue. More cramping with the passage. Is she for sure not pregnant now? Clarity would come from OB exam and perhaps ultrasound. Miscarriage is not uncommon and can be variable by timing and symptoms. ...Read more
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more
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