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Doctor insights on: How Soon Can You Have A Miscarriage After Conception

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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If you loose your baby a week after conception will you bleed like a regular miscarriage?

If you loose your baby a week after conception will you bleed like a regular miscarriage?

May not be noticed: There is minimal tissue mass in the 1 wk stage & you may not notice when it is shed. Some have speculated that as many as a third of conceptions will shed either without implantation or shortly after it occurs.

Dr. Seth Derman
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Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks.

Dr. Geoffrey Schnider Dr. Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Dr. Justin Diedrich Dr. Diedrich
Gynecology
10 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Had am miscarriage on 30th of march and had my period on 28th of april, is wellwoman pregnacare conception advicable for me to take or its too early?

Had am miscarriage on 30th of march and had my period on 28th of april, is wellwoman pregnacare conception advicable for me to take or its too early?

Go ahead and start: I think you're referring to the prenatal women's vitamin. If so, go ahead. It's safe and by now you can get pregnant again. It's advisable you begin.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Had miscarriage at 7wks then unprotected sex 8-9days later, what's the chance of conception? Is it safe this early after miscarriage? I'm 26

Had miscarriage at 7wks then unprotected sex 8-9days later, what's the chance of conception? Is it safe this early after miscarriage? I'm 26

Low: The chance that you would ovulate 8 days after completing a miscarriage is not zero, but it is low. If you're concerned you can take a pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant. There are no studies to show that getting pregnant again after a miscarriage has any bad effects on that subsequent pregnancy. Some women, however, like to have at least once cycle before they try again. Best of luck!

Dr. Victor Beshay Dr. Beshay
Fertility Medicine
16 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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Every day I drink 115-135mg of caffeine (through coffee) and occasionally 175mg. Am I at risk for a miscarriage (assuming conception has occurred)?

Every day I drink 115-135mg of caffeine (through coffee) and occasionally 175mg. Am I at risk for a miscarriage (assuming conception has occurred)?

Caffeine: Caffeine and miscarriage risk remains controversial. It is overall best to minimize your caffeine intake. Studies looking at miscarriage risk have mainly looked at higher doses than you mentioned (200-300 mg).

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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I'm miscarrying. Is there any herbal or natural remedies to ensure I expell all products of conception? Tips/advice? I do not want to have a d and c

I'm miscarrying. Is there any herbal or natural remedies to ensure I expell all products of conception? Tips/advice? I do not want to have a d and c

No: Best is to take ibuprofen, 600 mg every 6 to 8 hours. This will help with cramping and bleeding. You can always see doctor for rx for misoprostil as well. This medication helps to cause smooth muscle contractions and helps to contract uterus and expel products of conception. A lot of women use this to successfully avoid d;c. Good luck!

Dr. Michelle Jones singer Dr. Jones singer
Gynecology
34 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Awaiting to miscarry as confirmed in us am 8 wks w/ only retained product of conception seen, does miscarriage always have pain & excessive bleeding?

Yes: When a woman is having a miscarriage bleeding and pain often occur. You should however call your doctor if it last more than a day. Call your doctor if you have any concerns.... Take care

Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I am 38 years old with a amh of. 81. No problem conceiving 1st child at 34 and 2nd at 36. Miscarriage at 35 & 37. Likelihood of natural conception?

I am 38 years old with a amh of. 81. No problem conceiving 1st child at 34 and 2nd at 36. Miscarriage at 35 & 37. Likelihood of natural conception?

Hard to say: The amh level is a good predictor of how you will respond to fertility drugs and perhaps your chances of getting pregnant with treatment as well. It is not very good at predicting spontaneous pregnancy. A low level suggests waiting is not a good idea though.

Dr. Maricer Escalon Dr. Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
18 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Had d and c 2 months ago due to missed miscarriage. Results confirmed product of conception. If cancer was present would it have been detected?

Had d and c 2 months ago due to missed miscarriage. Results confirmed product of conception. If cancer was present would it have been detected?

Don't worry: Hello. I don't see any signs or symptoms related to cancer. From what I read, you had a miscarriage and a procedure without any complications or surprises. If you are worried because you have other symptoms, please ask a separate question. If not, then I see absolutely no reason to suspect cancer.

Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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If conception occurs 2-4 weeks after a miscarriage, are you at risk for another miscarriage because your uterus may not be healed?

If conception occurs 2-4 weeks after a miscarriage, are you at risk for another miscarriage because your uterus may not be healed?

No: Having one miscarriage does not increase your risk of having another one. After about two weeks, the uterus is considered ready to begin carrying another pregnancy.

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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I am 8 wks pregnant based on LMP, but think I am closer to 7 based on conception date. At my u/s, saw a yolk sac, no fetal poles. Have I miscarried?

I am 8 wks pregnant based on LMP, but think I am closer to 7 based on conception date. At my u/s, saw a yolk sac, no fetal poles. Have I miscarried?

Time will tell: Your dates may be off some, or you might have what is called a blighted ovum. Fertilization occured, the egg started to divide, but then something went wrong (very common) and a sac formed but no embryo. Most doctors will advised you that this might have occured and if you start spotting then you miscarried.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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2 pregnancies, 2 miscarriages. Recent conception date was march 18.My abdomen is growing at a very fast speed, fingers are also swollen. Normal or not?

2 pregnancies, 2 miscarriages. Recent conception date was march 18.My abdomen is growing at a very fast speed, fingers are also swollen. Normal or not?

Prenatal care: It is important that you begin your prenatal care so that you will have a doctor to guide you through the process. An exam can be done of your abdomen and fingers to determine if any evaluation needs to be done.

Dr. David Bergman Dr. Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Nancy I U.F.R. A and B of Medicine
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Questions for doctors: does conception before decreasing hgb A1c cause miscarriage or birth defects?

Questions for doctors: does conception before decreasing hgb A1c cause miscarriage or birth defects?

Hgb A1C: Poorly controlled diabetes correlating to an elevated HGB A1c has been associated with a higher risk of congenital heart defects as well as other birth defects. There is no correlation with genetic abnormalities. Good diabetic control for at least 6 months prior to trying to conceive will achieve the best outcome.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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6 weeks pregnant and had miscarriage and still product of conception left. Why im still bloated and weak? Bleeding completely gone

6 weeks pregnant and had miscarriage and still product of conception left. Why im still bloated and weak? Bleeding completely gone

Schedule visit: If you miscarried then your doctor needs to formulate a plan to remove the remaining products of conception. This can be done with surgery ro sometimes medication. Schedule follow up to clarify the plan of care.

Dr. Joseph Pena Dr. Pena
Fertility Medicine
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Would a clear blue conception indicator go down as u miscarry? In a week should the weeks have decreased?

Would a clear blue conception indicator go down as u miscarry? In a week should the weeks have decreased?

Not necessarily: If hpt identifies pregnancy as positive or negative, it determines this based on the pregnancy hormone level (HCG) above a given threshold. This threshold is relatively low to allow detection of early pregnancies. Depending on the estimated gestational age at time of miscarriage, it may take a couple to a few weeks for the HCG levels to get back down to negative as detected by hpt.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can I miscarry 7 days after conception? Also if you can would it be painful bleeding?

Can I miscarry 7 days after conception? Also if you can would it be painful bleeding?

Yes: Miscarriage can occur at anytime in early pregnancy. 7 days after conception would mean you have not missed your period yet. The bleeding would be more typical of a period.

Dr. Christina Adberg Dr. Adberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
22 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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If a person were to miscarry a month & a half after conception, would there still be heavy bleeding and cramping? And how long would it take to bleed?

If a person were to miscarry a month & a half after conception, would there still be heavy bleeding and cramping? And how long would it take to bleed?

Impossible to tell: The pregnancy can stop growing at any point after conception, but the actual bleeding and expelling can take much longer to start happening. So the amount of tissue you need to pass can be quite variable depending upon how big the pregnancy grew before it stopped. Unfortunately, that process is different for everyone, and for some it doesn't end, and they need a d;c to complete it.

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