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Doctor insights on: Heavy Bleeding During Miscarriage

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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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Is heavy bleeding a miscarriage?

Is heavy bleeding a miscarriage?

Are you pregnant?: If you are pregnant and having vaginal bleeding, this could be a sign of a miscarriage. If a sensitive pregnancy test (especially a blood test) is negative then i would look for other causes. ...Read more

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Could a miscarriage happen without heavy bleeding?

Could a miscarriage happen without heavy bleeding?

Yes: Usually, there will be the passage of "gestational tissue", however that can occur without heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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I miscarried on monday and im still having heavy bleeding and passing clots how long will this last?

I miscarried on monday and im still having heavy bleeding and passing clots how long will this last?

Miscarriage: If the bleeding is getting lighter, it will likely resolve over the next few days. If it is as heavy or heavier than on Monday, you could have retained products of conception (meaning the miscarriage is not complete). You would need to see your gynecologist to determine if this is the case, and to take care of it if it is. ...Read more

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Had heavy bleeding which has stopped. If I miscarried would my cervix would still be closed? I am 6 weeks and 2 days along.

Had heavy bleeding which has stopped. If I miscarried would my cervix would still be closed? I am 6 weeks and 2 days along.

It could look closed: At six weeks along the products of conception aren't very big. If you had heavy bleeding then there is a good likelihood that you miscarried. To be sure whether you miscarried or not you could get a pelvic ultrasound which may show a gestational sac. You might also get a quantitative hCG to give some idea of whether you have a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding with clots 7 days after a blastocyst transfer, is this a miscarriage?

Heavy bleeding with clots 7 days after a blastocyst transfer, is this a miscarriage?

Overall,: Not a very good scenario and this information should be conveyed to your treating physician very soon. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is too much with medical management of miscarriage? How can I measure it? I've passed embryo, heavy bleeding.

How much bleeding is too much with medical management of miscarriage? How can I measure it? I've passed embryo, heavy bleeding.

Count pads/tampons: It is normal to have a little heavier bleeding after a miscarriage, but excessive blood loss can be dangerous. If you bleed much heavier than a normal period for more than 2 days, then you should see a healthcare provider and have your hemoglobin checked to make sure you are not getting anemia. You can estimate the amount of bleeding by keeping track of the number of tampons or pads that you use ...Read more

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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


Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more