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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?

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 more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

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 more

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How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

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

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Looking for answer to how do I know i miscarried?

Looking for answer to how do I know i miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...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