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Dr. Seth Derman
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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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I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
512 doctors shared insights

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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Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Various disorders: Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as 2 losses any time during a pregnancy. Factors can range from hormonal, anatomical, to hematologic clotting disorders. A majority of these factors can be corrected to have a successful pregnancy outcome. ...Read more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Tip)

Coping with a Miscarriage

Know that one miscarriage does not decrease your chances of having a normal pregnancy. ...See more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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What is the incidence of miscarriages?

What is the incidence of miscarriages?

12 %: Miscarriage happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities like down's syndrome. There are many other causes including birth defects, infections, hormone problems or abnormalities of the mother's uterus. ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP? AM I MISCARRYING AT 5 WEEKS?

Need information: Need more information to give answer In addition, if this is a possibility, you should be seen by your DR for evaluation ...Read more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Checklist)

See your doctor to make sure you are medically all right
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Keep perspective. One in five pregnancies end in a miscarriage
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I'ts 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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Why have i miscarried my baby at 5 months ?

Why have i miscarried my baby  at 5 months ?

So very sorry,: I am so sorry for your loss, and wish i could give you an exact answer. Without knowing all of the details, i can only offer possibilities. That time frame is when something called an incompetent cervix can cause losses. It can be due to weakness of the cervix from weak collagen, or previous surgery on the cervix that left it weak. If the baby died, then your doctor had to induce labor, other cau. ...Read more

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Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Miscarriage: You may no longer feel "pregnant." when you pass tissue you may feel bleeding and you usually feel crampy abdominal pain as you pass tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
1,040 doctors shared insights

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