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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I m in a lot of pain after my miscarriage a couple days ago and my dr your fibroids are shrinking. How long is this sever cramp last?

I m in a lot of pain after my miscarriage a couple days ago and my dr your fibroids are shrinking. How long is this sever cramp last?

Usually not long: Fibroids don't usually cause a lot of cramping after a miscarriage. Other causes of the severe pain should be sought. Make sure you're not having any elevated fever, chills, or abnormal vaginal discharge. Intrauterine infection should be ruled out by your physician if this continues. Occasionally bladder infections can present in this manner also. ...Read more

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I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

Watery period: If this is the first time this has happened, it may be. Pregnancy may be hard to prove if you miscarried because PT may be negative by now. Ovarian cysts may be shown on ultrasound, especially if you continue to have pain. Recommend birth control if you are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why do I feel mild cramps everymonth after my early miscarriage back in july? . It last for 1-2 days on my 14days

Why do I feel mild cramps everymonth after my early miscarriage back in july? . It last for 1-2 days on my 14days

See below: It sounds as if you're experiencing anovulatory cycles. These are usually self-limited. If they persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took 2 hpts and both were "+"! .Digital test said I'm approx 4-6wks. Experiencing frequent lower abdo cramps, is it normal? (miscarried last yr)

I took 2 hpts and both were "+"! .Digital test said I'm approx 4-6wks. Experiencing frequent lower abdo cramps, is it normal? (miscarried last yr)

Congratulations!: Lower cramping can be normal and abnormal. I hate that answer, but, early growing pains can be crampy and miscarriages can cramp. There is a 15 percent miscarriage rate so I go with glass half (85 percent) full and think you are just having growing pains. See your OB a get checked. If you are less than 6 weeks, won't be much to see but blood tests might help in monitoring. ...Read more

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How long would u cramp after an early miscarriage?

Cramping: Usually cramping subsides significantly after the products are expelled, however, there may be some cramping until the bleeding stops. This can be from 3-4 days up to 2-3 weeks and longer if the remnants are trapped in the uterus. So if you are still trickling a week after miscarriage, call your doc. He will need to make sure you pregnancy hormone goes back to 0. ...Read more

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How long should you expect cramping following a miscarriage after all bleeding has stopped 3+ days ago?

How long should you expect cramping following a miscarriage after all bleeding has stopped 3+ days ago?

Yes: Just because the bleeding has stopped, it does not mean the miscarriage has completed. There could be more bleeding and cramping to follow. Make sure you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a miscarriage of triplets & am having bad cramping how long do you go through a miscarriage with the pain before you are back to normal?

I am having a miscarriage of triplets & am having bad cramping how long do you go through a miscarriage with the pain before you are back to normal?

A week or two: This depends on how far along you are. If this is a very early pregnancy, then the cramping and bleeding of a miscarriage can be nothing more than like a heavy period. However, if you know you have triplets, that means you're probably into it at least a couple of months, which means your body is going to need to expel all of those products of conception. If it worsens, go back to your gyn to check. ...Read more

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I'm cramping on one side I feel discomfort like my cycle comes on and my cycle was on the 20 of October I had an miscarriage of last year please help?

I'm cramping on one side I feel discomfort like my cycle comes on and my cycle was on the 20 of October I had an miscarriage of last year please help?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage last April 2014 and I found that I am pregnant 08/15/2015 I am about 5 weeks my last period was 08/15/2015. So I am having cramps?

I had a miscarriage last April 2014 and I found that I am pregnant 08/15/2015 I am about 5 weeks my last period was 08/15/2015. So I am having cramps?

Doesn't compute: If your period started 5 days ago on 8/15, either you aren't 5 weeks pregnant (your last period would have started 5 weeks ago not 5 days ago) or the bleeding is not a period. It could be a threatened miscarriage or an implantation bleed. Cramping could be part of a normal period, a threatened miscarriage, or due to the stretching of the pregnant uterus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Miscarried 29 days ago last month today is 9and I startdd bleeding blood clots bad cramps am I miscarring r is this the beginning of my new cycle?

Miscarried 29 days ago last month today is 9and I startdd bleeding blood clots bad cramps am I miscarring r is this the beginning of my new cycle?

Probably your period: Best way to define this situation is by doing a quantitative blood pregnancy test. If negative, it will be consistent with your menstruation. If the test is positive you should repeat it and get an ultrasound done. Of course all these under your ob- gyn supervision. ...Read more

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Miscarried at 18 weeks last Saturday and I had light bleeding since. No D&C. Now have light contraction-like cramps that come ang go. Should I worry?

Miscarried at 18 weeks last Saturday and I had light bleeding since. No D&C. Now have light contraction-like cramps that come ang go. Should I worry?

18 wk Miscarriage: I would be concerned that there still might be tissue in your uterus. This also could just be normal postpartum contractions. As retained tissue is a potentially life threading condition causing bleeding and infection this needs to be ruled out. An ultrasound will do so. Please get evaluated today. ...Read more

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I miscarried. 4 weeks later I had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps??

I miscarried. 4 weeks later I had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps??

Miscarriage: Remember that even though you miscarried you were pregnant. It usually takes a few months for a women's periods to become normal again after pregnancy. The first period is usually pretty heavy as the endometrium is overgrown at that time. Be patient things should normalize. If they don't by 4-6 months after your D&C, see your doctor for an evaluation. I'm sorry for your loss, best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I have anovulatory cycle when I have a regular periods that last 4-6days, have cm. But present cramps during ovulation eversince I miscarried july12?

Can I have anovulatory cycle when I have a regular periods that last 4-6days, have cm. But present cramps during ovulation eversince I miscarried july12?

Should be ovulating: Regular periods mean you're ovulating regularly - try using an ovulation predictor kit (opk): test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. First morning urine is not as accurate. Try the ovuquick brand if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a + ve test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. See a rei specialist if 2 miscarriages or not prego within a year. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps when I stand too long during early pregnancy is this a sign of miscarriage?

Why do I have cramps when I stand too long during early pregnancy is this a sign of miscarriage?

Unlikely: This is extremely common and is unlikely a threat of miscarriage. Spend more time off your feet and drink lots of water. If you have cramping with bleeding call your doctor. ...Read more

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Am I miscarrying IV been light bleeding for 6 days and have just started cramping in the last day but my hCG levels are still going up?

Pregnancy bleeding: It's not possible to tell what is going on from the information you gave. Many women bleed in early pregnancy and go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. If the HCG is still going up, things may be normal. We usually like an increase of at least 66% every 48 hours. Once you get past 7 weeks from the period, ultrasounds are very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test this past Thursday, the results were positive but last night I started bleeding a little with cramping am I miscarrying?

I took a pregnancy test this past Thursday, the results were positive but last night I started bleeding a little with cramping am I miscarrying?

Maybe: It is possible that this is the beginning of the miscarriage process, however, it is not uncommon for women to bleed early in the pregnancy and go on to have a full term normal delivery. Go see a OB MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am miscarrying at around 3 weeks preg. I had a d&c with my last preg and got preg again before I had a period. Bleeding, cramps are severe. Concern?

I am miscarrying at around 3 weeks preg. I had a d&c with my last preg and got preg again before I had a period. Bleeding, cramps are severe. Concern?

Call your GYN: In addition to this being a new pregnancy, it could also be retained products left from the D&C or maybe even an ectopic pregnancy. Most of us have answering services if we delivery babies as well. Call the office today and relate your symptoms. At the very least an HCG level and CBC need to be done. ...Read more

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9weeks and a day pregnant last week I had spotting now this week no bleed but really bad cramping. I've 2 miscarriages before. Is my fetus ok?

9weeks and a day pregnant last week I had spotting now this week no bleed but really bad cramping. I've 2 miscarriages before. Is my fetus ok?

Please call your OB: If u were my pt would do an ultrasound in my office as if u are 10 weeks should see a 10 week fetus with a normal rate htbeat, no reason to wonder. ...Read more

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July 29 lmp, hCG @ 5w5d 138 hCG @ 6w 80. No cramping/clots passed. Guaranteed miscarriage? How long to wait before medical intervention (d&c)?

July 29 lmp, hCG @ 5w5d 138 hCG @ 6w 80. No cramping/clots passed. Guaranteed miscarriage? How long to wait before medical intervention (d&c)?

Dropping hcg: A decreasing BHCG is consistent with a miscarriage. At such a low number surgery is not likely to be needed. Since this was over 1-2 months ago you can check a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then miscarriage has resolved on its own ...Read more

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Hi, I had two miscarriages this year the last one was in May. My second period is late but I have bad cramps pms and occasional pink spotting when wip?

Hi, I had two miscarriages this year the last one was in May. My second period is late but I have bad cramps pms and occasional pink spotting when wip?

Pregnancy test: If you have been having unprotected sex, it would be prudent to do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My last period took place on 2/2/15. I had sex 2/3/15. I started bleeding dark and heavy yesterday with heavy cramps. Is this a miscarriage?

My last period took place on 2/2/15. I had sex 2/3/15. I started bleeding dark and heavy yesterday with heavy cramps. Is this a miscarriage?

Guideline: If your periods are usually regular with cycles of about 28 to 30 days, ovulation would occur around Feb. 16. Since sperm survives no more than 5 days, pregnancy would be quite unlikely although not impossible. I feel that your obgyn can advise you best, however especially if your menstrual cycles are very irregular. ...Read more

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19 week miscarriage in january. Last period on 3/15.Ttc on 3/18.Spotting and cramping then passed 3 inch brown tissue no bleeding after. Miscarriage?

Miscarriage: It does sound like a possible miscarriage. I know how frustrating this can be when you are ttc, and when you have more than one miscarriage, it is best to consult with your gynecologist to evaluate you for possible "antibodies, " such as the so called "lupus anticoagulant (which is a misnomer, but that's what it's called), " which can interfere with fetal development. ...Read more

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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more