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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 during pregnancy with large clots a definite sign of miscarriage? I had heavy bleeding with large clots for a few hours. I soaked through 4 pads in an hour. The bleeding has subsided to about the amount of a normal period. Because it has

Is heavy bleeding during pregnancy with large clots a definite sign of miscarriage? I had heavy bleeding with large clots for a few hours. I soaked through 4 pads in an hour. The bleeding has subsided to about the amount of a normal period. Because it has

Hello. : Hello. I am answering this six days after you wrote it. I hope you are ok at this time. The information you provided did not state how far along you are in pregnancy. If you soaked four pads in an hour, this is not mild spotting. This may well be a miscarriage. It can be defintively determined by an ultrasound, a serum HCG (to see if levels are dropping or rising), or if products of conception are identified. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is a hemmorage or normal clot and tissue during miscarriage? Not filling a super pad in an hour or less.

How do I know if it is a hemmorage or normal clot and tissue during miscarriage? Not filling a super pad in an hour or less.

Hemorrhage: refers to profuse,heavy, blood loss which causes soaking and dripping pads- this is a true emergency. A miscarriage can vary in intensity and flow. When in doubt get examined at the ER. ...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?

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

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