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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 more
Does flying affect a foetus 4-8weeks if one has a history of miscarriages and diagnosed with a weak cervix?
Miscarriage 48hrs ago, 5.5wks preg, Rh-, in Beijing and no Rhogam avail so flying home to Melb for injection. Can only get 96hrs post event is this ok?
Better late than: It Is "better late than never" to receive the Rhogam to safeguard future pregnancies. ...Read more
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?
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 more
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
See your doctor: You need to speak to your Ob/Gyn doctor. There are many reasons you could be miscarrying. Some are treatable some aren't. But you would need a physical exam and testing by your doctor. ...Read more
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more
If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?
Varies: Most women who have repeated miscarriages do not have any obvious problems. However, some will have a structural uterine anomaly (seen on ultrasound), some will have medical problems (like lupus), some will have genetic anomalies (seen on karyotyping). See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more
Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...Read more
There may be a tests: That can help you understand why these tragedies have happened. Who can help? First, your primary care provider should be your main ally. An obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, called a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist, might be a good addition to your team. You may have already had some tests, e.g., clotting factors, but I would add chromosome testing, also. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Pain and bleeding are 2 signs of a miscarriage and can also occur in a viable pregnancy.These can also be signs of a tubal pregnancy. You need to have an ultrasound done to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus. This may also document that this is a viable pregnancy. Serial bloodwork (hcg and progesterone) aid in finding the answer if the us is inconclusive. ...Read more
I had a total of 4abortions. 2 miscarriages. Are my abortions the cause of this happening? Didn't have any complications w/ my ab.
What do you mean?: I think you are asking if having elective abortions in the past increases the risk of having a miscarriage. Elective abortions do not increase the risk of miscarriage in the future ...Read more
Pregnancy loss: Most typically mean a loss of living pregnancy during the first or second trimester. Some also consider a stillbirth in the 3rd trimester a miscarriage. Sometimes the body expels the entire pregnancy with bleeding, at other times the fetus remains in the uterus and is only detected by ultrasound or absence of the fetal heart tones. Consult your md if you have these signs. ...Read more
Usually: It is because there is something wrong with the baby. About 20% of conceptions are miscarried. Most are early. Later ones might be because there is something wrong with the cervix or placenta. Some happen without the knowledge of the woman even knowing it or that they were pregnant. ...Read more
Myths ; Facts:
There can be different causes at different stages, but most are not anyone's fault nor are they reasons to think it will happen again. Here is a really helpful website: http://www. Parents. Com/pregnancy/complications/miscarriage/causes-miscarriage/
congratulations ; best wishes. ...Read more
Hold on....: Women have died for centuries in their attempts to end their pregnancy. This is the very reason that good, safe and easy processes are in place to help you end your pregnancy. There are dedicated professionals, even in the uk, who are ready to assist you and also to protect your health and your life. Please seek out health care for this. ...Read more
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