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How common is a second miscarriage?

How common is a second miscarriage?

Not very.: Many women will experience a miscarriage - but not very many wil miscarry over and over. A first trimester miscarriage with no confirmation of a fetal heartbeat does no increase the risk for the next pregnancy. However, if you do miscarry the second time, then your risk is about 1 in 3 for the next pregnancy. A second trimester miscarriage with a confirmed heartbeat has a slightly higher risk. ...Read more

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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What are common miscarriage signs?

What are common miscarriage signs?

Cramping/bleeding: These are the usual ones but - caution - they are very non-specific. Iow if you have some cramping and bleeding it does not necessarily mean you are miscarrying; in fact, mild bleeding or spotting is extremely common in normal pregnancies. Best advice is see a doctor promptly if you're worried! ...Read more

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What are the common signs of having a miscarriage?

What are the common signs of having a miscarriage?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding and cramping in pregnancy which may result in the passage of tissue representing the lost pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common after a miscarriage to not be interested in sex?

Is it common after a miscarriage to not be interested in sex?

Not at all: A miscarriage emotionally and physically impacts a woman. She may need time to sort out feelings and often to grieve before she is ready for sexual activity. ...Read more

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What common medicines might cause miscarriage if i don't know?

What common medicines might cause miscarriage if i don't know?

Medicines: Your question is loaded. Before taking any medications during pregnancy why not ask your obstetrician or google the item or use medscape. These sources will tell you if the medication in question will abort the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are miscarriages common after the first?

Are miscarriages common after the first?

Good news: Miscarriage, unfortunately, is very common. The risk of a second miscarriage is no higher than the risk of the first, good luck! ...Read more

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How common are missed miscarriages?

How common are missed miscarriages?

Very common: Many women have miscarriages without even being aware that they are/were pregnant. Often they might experience a heavier than normal period, or their period might be delayed by a few days or 1-2 weeks. Please remember to use barrier protection to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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How common is miscarriage after a scan at 13 weeks 3 days?

Uncommon: Most miscarriages occur before 8 weeks menstrual age. After 8.5 weeks, the risk is about 2% and after 13 weeks risk drops to about 1%. This assumes that your scan at 13wk3dys was normal with no evidence of bleeding or markers for chromosomal abnormalities. Good luck! ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman to loose the baby they are carrying, through natural miscarriage?

How common is it for a woman to loose the baby they are carrying, through natural miscarriage?

Quite common: There are certainly multiple factors that can contribute to a woman's miscarriage risk (ex.: age). Nevertheless, about 25-50% of pregnancies by approximately 6 weeks from a woman's menstrual period will spontaneously end. For those women who actually know they are pregnant, roughly 15-20% will recognize they had a miscarriage. Take heart: as the weeks pass, miscarriage risk decreases markedly. ...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