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Dr. James Lin
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Miscarriage (Overview)

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 pregnancy- right or wrong.


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After miscarrying several times & getting two abortians what are yout chances of being unfertile young ?

After miscarrying several times & getting two abortians what are yout chances of being unfertile young ?

Depends: Given a history of recurrent miscarriage, one's prognosis for a live birth depends on: - current age of woman - results of evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss assuming woman is <40 years old and evaluation is normal, chance of live birth with next pregnancy is ~65-70%. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Miscarriage (Overview)

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 pregnancy- right or wrong.


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Coping with a Miscarriage (Checklist)

See your Doc to make sure you are medically OK
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Keep perspective. 1 in 5 pregnancies end in a miscarriage
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Its probably not your fault. Making a human is complex
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Grieve. You've had a death in the family. It takes time to grieve
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What causes miscarriages?

What causes miscarriages?

See Web MD link: The following link has good information on miscarriages and their causes. You can copy and paste it into your web browser. http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/pregnancy-miscarriage. ...Read more

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I don't have insurance but I think I might be miscarrying. What should I do?

I don't have insurance but I think I might be miscarrying. What should I do?

Miscarriage: There is no specific treatment for miscarriage. Some bleeding during early pregnancy is common. If it is persistent, it may result in miscarriage and there is nothing that doctors can do to prevent it. Thus, while i realize that you are probably very anxious, the best thing is to just wait and see what happens. If the bleeding persists, you will know it is a miscarriage with a blood test (hcg). ...Read more

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Miscarried at 5 1/2 weeks. Do I have to wait three months before trying again or could i start again at anytime sense it was fairly early on?

Miscarried at 5 1/2 weeks. Do I have to wait three months before trying again or could i start again at anytime sense it was fairly early on?

Anytime: There's no data to show that waiting three months has an effect on next pregnancy. Eat healthy, get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, be at a healthy weight and exercise are the best ways to make sure you're in good shape to get pregnant again. I typically tell patients to wait at least one menstrual cycle, but again, there's no evidence that you need to wait. Fingers crossed for you! ...Read more

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Is it possible that I miscarried and didn't know it?

Is it possible that I miscarried and didn't know it?

Yes: If a miscarriage occurs very early in pregnancy, it may appear to be a longer, crampier and heavier menstruation than usual, especially if you are a few weeks late. ...Read more

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Do miscarriages typically happen over a couple days or all at once? If it varies, do you have a percentage? Thanks

Do miscarriages typically happen over a couple days or all at once? If it varies, do you have a percentage? Thanks

Varies: Typically, a woman will start spotting and cramping. This will be followed by passage of tissue along with blood clots after which pain and bleeding subside. This process can take place in an hour or two but may last up to 1-2 days. Sometimes, a woman will continue to bleed because she does not pass all of the pregnancy tissue in which she may need a d&c. ...Read more

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I've had numerous miscarriages. Could there be something wrong?

I've had numerous miscarriages.  Could there be something wrong?

Yes see a specialist: A woman who's had two or more miscarriages needs testing to look for a cause, by a rei specialist if trying to conceive or by an ob/gyn if pregnant now. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, male or female genetic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more

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What things causes miscarriages?

What things causes miscarriages?

Many things: Making a human being is very complicated. Sometimes something goes wrong. When your body recognizes the problem, you have a miscarriage. One of the most common problems is a genetic abnormality in the growing embryo. Other causes are recreational drug use, toxin exposure, trauma, maternal illness, infection...Best wishes! ...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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Spontaneous Abortion (Definition)

Spontaneous abortion is also known as Pregnancy loss. Spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous death of a growing fetus. It is also ...Read more