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Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Yes it can: You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound exam of the uterus to determine why you are bleeding so. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are miscarriage signs before vaginal bleeding occurs ... is it the same as pregnancy signs?

What are miscarriage signs before vaginal bleeding occurs ... is it the same as pregnancy signs?

Signs of miscarriage: Often there are no signs before the bleeding and cramping starts. But depending how far along you are, any pregnancy symptoms that you may have been having, may go completely away. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause you to have vaginal bleeding during the entire 9 months of pregnancy & not cause a miscarriage?

Can fibroids cause you to have vaginal  bleeding during the entire 9 months of pregnancy & not cause a miscarriage?

Not usually: Fibroids are more likely to cause pain than bleeding in pregnancy. Other causes of bleeding such as a placenta too close to your cervix, bleeding from your placenta, a shortening cervix or cervical infection would be more common and need to be eliminated as the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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Hcg levels are 535.0 but started having vaginal bleeding. Now on day two of bleeding. Possible miscarriage?

Hcg levels are 535.0 but started having vaginal bleeding. Now on day two of bleeding.  Possible miscarriage?

Always possible: Always possible however bleeding is common in pregnancy. Bleeding and cramping is more worrisome. You also have to watch for signs of ectopic pregnancy which can have similar symptoms. Best to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage happen without vaginal bleeding ?

Can a miscarriage happen without vaginal bleeding ?

Yes and no: Miscarriage is not a precisely defined term; most refer to bleeding that leads to pregnancy loss, so in this sense "no.' On the other hand it is perfectly possible for a pregnancy to fail (baby dies) and not have any bleeding for a good while. best wishes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PID that resulted in a miscarriage a year and a half ago. I now have sudden vaginal bleeding between my period. Should i worry?

I was diagnosed with PID that resulted in a miscarriage a year and a half ago. I now have sudden vaginal bleeding between my period. Should i worry?

I would be concerned: Bleeding in between periods can be hormonal, due to birth control, due to pregnancy just to name a few. For your case , history of PID and especially if you have pain with this vaginal bleeding its recommended you see your doctor or go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had abnormal vaginal bleeding and was told it was fibroids, period has not yet come, what should I do? Took pregancy tests, negtv female 24 black

Had abnormal vaginal bleeding and was told it was fibroids, period has not yet come, what should I do? Took pregancy tests, negtv female
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Common : It is common to have irregular heavy periods. It is more common when you have fibroids. Missing your cycle is also common. Irregular periods are most common when the fibroids invade the uterine cavity called the endometrium. The symptoms of abnormal bleeding are often caused by other problems as well including polyps, hormonal changes, infections (chlamydia) and cancer of the cervix or uterus. ...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


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