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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


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I douched last night and woke up this morning bleeding. Can this be a miscarriage. It doesn't look like menstruation?

I douched last night and woke up this morning bleeding. Can this be a miscarriage. It doesn't look like menstruation?

Dont douche: douching isnt considered good practice for pelvic hygiene. Unless you had a positive pregnancy test or history of unprotected sex that would make you concerned for pregnancy, i wouldnt consider it a miscarriage Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Does delayed menstruation means that i had a miscarriage and I am not aware of it, as I am having fluctuations in the cycle since past one year.

Does delayed menstruation means that i had a miscarriage and I am not aware of it, as I am having fluctuations in the cycle since past one year.

Not necessarily: Delayed menstruation may occur with an early miscarriage where pregnancy has not been diagnosed. The menstrual period may be heavier and more uncomfortable if this is the case. This probably happens more often than we realize since human pregnancy overall carries approximately 50% miscarriage rate. Once clinically evident, that rate drops to 15-20%. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage (8+0) and i underwent hysterosuction (06/26/14). Is it dangerous to try to conceive without waiting the first menstruation?

I  had a miscarriage (8+0) and i underwent hysterosuction (06/26/14). Is it dangerous to try to conceive without waiting the first menstruation?

Not dangerous: While we advise to at least wait until the next normal cycle (or up to 3), quite a few people do get pregnant without waiting for the next cycle and most of them do well. ...Read more

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26 jan 2014- menstruation, a single contact on 2 or 3 february, 27 feb: beta hCG 7, 5, menstr started. Few days later beta hCG <2. Was it miscarriage?

Maybe : A bhcg of 7 is unbelievably low. Whether or not it was higher before that one cannot know. There is unlikely to be a way you can figure out with a high degree of certainty whether a miscarriage occurred or not. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago and now my menstration is black and has sand like particles and I have it for 10 days now. Is this normal?

I had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago and now my menstration is black and has sand like particles and I have it for 10 days now. Is this normal?

See an OB/GYN: 5% Acetic Acid (vinegar), 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), dilute ammonia or a paste or solution of meat tenderizer. Severe skin irritation or other skin reactions may benefit from a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment such as hydrocortisone. Some individuals may even benefit from oral steroids such as prednisone. ...Read more

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3 sudden gushes of menstural blood. Miscarried 7 weeks ago. Normal mensturation 3 weeks ago. Lost-200ml of blood. Large clots 3x4inches. Urgent?

3 sudden gushes of menstural blood. Miscarried 7 weeks ago. Normal mensturation 3 weeks ago. Lost-200ml of blood. Large clots 3x4inches. Urgent?

Go to ER: You may be having another abortion. You need to see your obgyn doctor to remove everything from your uterus from the first abortion and to determine if there is a second abortion. You should go to the er so they can take care of you immediately. ...Read more

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Low estrogen 6wks after miscarriage. Cannot self-start menses. What can I do?.

Low estrogen 6wks after miscarriage.  Cannot self-start menses. What can I do?.

May need meds: Sometimes a woman has low estrogen levels, which means the lining of the uterus won't grow as much (estrogen grows the lining of the uterus) and she is less likely to ovulate. Several hormone problems can cause this such as elevated prolactin, or starting menopause early. An evaluation is needed to know the problem so possible solutions can be individualized for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a menstrual period to become irregular after a miscarriage? Its been a little over a year and its still not back to normal...

Is it normal for a menstrual period to become irregular after a miscarriage? Its been a little over a year and its still not back to normal...

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. This would not be related to having a miscarriage over a year ago. You will need to see a doctor and ask to be tested for irregular periods. You may request testing for thyroid disease and pcos. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more


Dr. George Yang
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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