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What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause (s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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 is the definition or description of: recurrent pregnancy loss?

Recurrent miscarriag: The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone, polyp in the uterus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

What is the treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss?

Treat the cause (s): Recurrent pregnancy loss is 2 or more miscarriages. Baby Aspirin 81mg a day + Heparin or enoxaparin for antiphospholipid antibodies or blood clotting disorders. Surgery for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Treat thyroid or prolactin hormone issues. Ivf if diminished ovarian reserve. Pgd maybe, definitely if chromosome translocations. See reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

What are some ways of coping with pregnancy loss?

HELP organization: This is a wonderful organization, help after neonatal death, that has been good to many of us. I think pregnancy loss is a place where people who haven't experienced it really don't understand. They often say the wrong things in the wrong way and the help people really get it. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

What are the tests for recent pregnancy loss?

Testing for cause (s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Probably: Diabetes during pregnancy can be a problem or not depending on how closely the diabetes is controlled. Generally, the better the conrtol the better the outcome. Since there was hyperglycemia, it probably was related to the loss. One should realize, however, that pregnency losses can happen in women who do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

Don't know for sure: No good evidence yet that endometriosis is a cause of recurrent miscarriage (2 or more losses). Endo. May affect embryo implantation, which affects getting pregnant not staying pregnant. Auto-immune antibodies (antiphospholipid antibodies or apa) are more common in women with endometriosis even with no losses. Apa cause some cases of recurrent miscarriage. Need big studies to find if linked or not. ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get pregnancy loss?

Both: Both....But remember if there was something you could do to make yourself loose a pregnancy, there would be no need for abortion clinics. I say this because my patients tend to blame themselves. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

I'm 21 and used to have 30-35d cycle. But had a loss at 20w for ic. Af is regular but cycle is 28-30d. Can cycle length change after pregnancy loss?

Normal periods: Normal periods come every 21 to 35 days. Since you are perfectly in the normal range then there's no reason to think that you have actually had a change. You're having normal. So there's no reason to be concerned. The pregnancy loss would not be an issue. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that predict pregnancy loss?

Are there symptoms that predict pregnancy loss?

Pain. Bleeding: Pelvic pain, bleeding. Cramps, passing of clots and tissue from vagina. ...Read more

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How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

How can you survive after more than one pregnancy loss?

Being emotionally st: It is emotionally devastating
spirituality, prayers, belief in god helps
also theory of karma belief helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy loss?

Pregnancy loss: Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result in miscarriage or stillbirth. ...Read more

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How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

How soon are you allowed to try again after pregnancy loss?

1 month or longer: After one miscarriage, it's best to wait a month; there is some evidence of a higher chance of another loss in the first month. After two or more miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to look for causes before you get pregnant again. After one loss you should see an rei if it took a year or more to conceive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend any resources about coping after pregnancy loss?

Meditation: Meditation, prayers beleif in god, spiritual beliefs
believe in karma theory
making yourself strong. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Has anyone ever experienced 3rd unintentional pregnancy loss like this?

Pregnancy: Sorry for your losses. I have had few patients that have gone thru similar incidents, did well with psychotherapy & referral to ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Pregnancy loss prevention site?

Good overview here: Good overview here: http://bit. Ly/jywgzb - dr kutteh "wrote some of the book" on recurrent pregnancy loss (2 miscarriages or more). One study helped find the right treatment for a common immune cause of pregnancy loss (antiphospholipid antibodies), another showed that tests should be done after 2 miscarriages not 3. See reproductive endocrinology / infertility specialist for tests and prevention. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend any treatment for coping after pregnancy loss?

Support & find cause: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available: OB or fertility clinic can give recommendations. Support from others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically, see a fertility specialist (rei) for possible causes of miscarriage and testing options. 2 losses is recurrent miscarriage, not 3. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

Yes, variable: Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life. I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses. ...Read more

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What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss? Is 2 months normal?

What's a normal time frame a person can lactate after pregnancy loss? Is 2 months normal?

Varies: There is no set “normal” time. Factors include the gestational age at the time of loss, body weight, other medications and your natural ability to lactate. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and my husband is 31. What is the average time for a healthy couple to conceive after a pregnancy loss? When should consult if nothing happen?

At least 6 mos: It takes an average couple 3 months to get pregnant. I would not seek help until at least 6 months, though up to year is still considered normal. Because there is a high risk of miscarriage again if get pregnant too quickly most docs will recommend waiting 2 months after the miscarriage before trying. ...Read more

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My Wife is experiencing pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

My Wife is experiencing pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

GYN MD needed: Your wife needs to see a GYN MD to sort out the source of the pelvic pain and determine the cause of the pregnancy loss if possible. ...Read more

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How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

Not easy; seek help: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available & your fertility clinic can give recommendations. Some connect with others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically - talk to your md about possible causes for miscarriage and testing options, we usually offer miscarriage testing with 2 losses. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy loss at 22, weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

I had a pregnancy loss at 22, weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

Pprom: Sorry to hear of this. The causes of PPROM are varied. But as soon as your have your first period you can try to conceive again because you will be at your most fertile. Since we don't know the cause of the PPROM I cannot guess if it may happen again. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune blood tests & antiphosopolipid usually recommended for later pregnancy loss & not for 2 early mc (6 weeks & 8 weeks)? Should I get em

Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
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APS and pregnancy: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is associated with pregnancy loss in both early and late pregnancy as defined by 1) > 3 unexplained, consecutive pregnancy losses 1 unexplained fetal death > 10 weeks of pregnancy. In each case, the pregnancy loss related to the anatomic, hormonal or chromosomal abnormalities should be excluded first before the test is sent. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and have low-Lying placenta, what causes this? Is a risk for pregnancy loss or life? Thanks

I am 26 weeks pregnant and have low-Lying placenta, what causes this? Is a risk for pregnancy loss or life? Thanks

See OB/GYN: Sometimes the fertilised egg attaches itself inside the lower part of your uterus. This means that the placenta will develop in a low-lying position.
This can continue to stay there and put you at risk for bleeding called placenta praevia. However sometimes the placenta corrects itself. Your doctor will likely check ultrasounds to ensure you will do well during pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does pcos cause more pregnancy loss than normal condition? What are my chances to keep this baby if I never had pregnancy loss before?

Increased risk: Hi!
there is an increased risk of pregnancy loss associated with pcos, but it is small. Your chances of carrying a pregnancy once you conceive are quite good 90+%
good luck!
dr brown. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Question?: Not sure what your question is here. Is or isn't there a fetal heart beat. If there is a heart beat, for right now there is a viable pregnancy. Please clarify your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

The definition of recurrent pregnancy loss is 3 miscarriages. The chance of a miscarriage with any pregnancy depends on your age but average is 20%. Doctors will investigate possible causes after 2 or 3 miscarriages. Possible causes include abnormal embryo, low Progesterone, polyp in the ...Read more


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