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How can I know if I am having a miscarriage?

How can I know if I am having a miscarriage?

Cramping, bleeding: Around 1/5 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, according to some. The exact proportion is unknown. Some of the signs of threatened miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. Friends and family may try to counsel or console. However, if there's passage of tissue (fetal or placental), an obgyn provider should be seen to confirm whether a miscarriage is underway or is complete and to advise what to do next. ...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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My dr confirmed I miscarried based a blood test, I have the paper work but I don't understand how he knows, it doesn't show my hcg levels?

My dr confirmed I miscarried based a blood test, I have the paper work but I don't understand how he knows, it doesn't show my hcg levels?

See below: Ms. Kathryn 440: You have two related questions. It would be better to talk to your doctor for explanation. Blood HCG needs to be higher than 25 to diagnose pregnancy. It is not clear how a urine pregnancy test told you that you are 2-3 weeks pregnant. You may repeat the urine pregnancy test, be sure to follow the instructions for the test carefully. Better would be to see your doctor for a repeat blood test and if needed an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am having a miscarriage?

How do I know if I am having a miscarriage?

Signs of miscarriage: Loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks is called miscarriage, mostly occurring in the first 13 weeks. Warning signs of having miscarriage are: brown or red bleeding;passing of tissues with clot like material through vagina as well as white- pink mucus;sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy;true, painful contractions every 5-20 minutes;back pain. Immediately consult your obgyn or go to the er. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a miscarriage?

How to tell if I am having a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Usually associated with cramping, heavy bleeding and passage of tissue. See your gyn if you have the above. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am having a miscarriage?

Sxs/ eval: Symptoms of miscarriage can include vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, pelvic cramps & back discomfort. To accurately assess for a miscarriage a serum HCG level, pelvic ultrasound and pelvic examination will provide the physician with necessary information. ...Read more

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I learned that I am having a miscarriage I chose to let it pass naturally, how long does it normally take?

I learned that I am having a miscarriage I chose to let it pass naturally, how long does it normally take?

Natural miscarriage: It's impossible to say. Most often, there will start some spotting moving on to a full miscarriage within 2 weeks but sometimes it can take quite a bit longer. I've seen women not miscarry for even 2 months after a diagnosis of a missed abortion is made. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine if I am having a miscarriage?

Wine: This is an odd question. Having a miscarriage is not fun why would want to drink wine while this is happening? ...Read more

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I am having a miscarriage, bleeding has slowed up but the loss is disgusting, smells so bad! ... ?

Call your OB: the odor is quite concerning. this might be a septic abortion (miscarriage) and you most likely need antibiotics. ...Read more

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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. 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