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What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

See below: Though most pregnancies do miscarry in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, statistically 13 weeks is not uncommon for a woman to miscarry. ...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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No rhogam shot after miscarriage in 2006. Just had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in nov. 2012. O neg. Bloodtype. Could this be related to not receiving shot?

No rhogam shot after miscarriage in 2006.  Just had a miscarriage at 13 weeks in nov. 2012. O neg. Bloodtype.  Could this be related to not receiving shot?

Unlikely: This is an unlikely cause. However, there are blood tests the doc can run on you to see if you have been sensitized in any way to the rh factor due to that earlier event.It is a test that is often performed early in pregnancy, so it may have been part of your 2nd pregnancy workup but never discussed (if it was negative). ...Read more

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I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

Painful periods: There are many options for dealing with painful periods. It is not likely to be directly related to a miscarriage 6 months ago. Your obgyn can do an evaluation and discuss the many options to improve this problem. ...Read more

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Is there a way to have a natural miscarriage at 13 weeks?

Is there a way to have a natural miscarriage at 13 weeks?

Miscarriages can: occur at 13 weeks. However, I believe you may be asking if you can abort your fetus naturally at 13 weeks. If that is the question - then the answer is that there is no safe way to accomplish this on your own. ...Read more

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

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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Why do some websites report miscarriage risk drops significantly at 12 weeks while others say 13 weeks? Which is correct?

Why do some websites report miscarriage risk drops significantly at 12 weeks while others say 13 weeks? Which is correct?

Before 12 weeks: I and others have published data which show that if a pregnancy is viable and normal at 10 weeks, the risk of miscarriage is less than 5%. Most abnormal pregnancies will miscarry prior to this time, or have abnormalities at the time of the 10 week ultrasound. ...Read more

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How long will a natural miscarriage take? When should all the bleeding pass? 6week old fetus, carried to 13 weeks

How long will a natural miscarriage take? When should all the bleeding pass? 6week old fetus, carried to 13 weeks

A week: At 6 weeks gestation it should take about a week after passing the products of conception for the bleeding, which should be of a tapering off nature, to completely stop. If that is not the case, a transvaginal ultrasound may help to determine, if there are retained products that could get infected and cause sepsis, a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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My cycle is now 5 days late. HPT shows an extremely faint positive. should the line be darkening by now. Also, I Miscarried dec @ 13 weeks. ?

My cycle is now 5 days late. HPT shows an extremely faint positive. should the line be darkening by now. Also, I Miscarried dec @ 13 weeks. ?

Repeat the test: A faintly positive pregnancy test should be more strongly positive in 3-5 days in a normal pregnancy. One miscarriage does not increase the risk of a second one. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...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