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How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had miscarriage symptoms & b4 my u/s i seen a clear blob on my pad. My results showed no baby in the sac could that have been the fetus?

Yesterday i had miscarriage symptoms & b4 my u/s i seen a clear blob on my pad. My results showed no baby in the sac could that have been the fetus?

No: In early miscarriage the baby generally dies 2 weeks before any symptoms and is mostly resorbed before any tissue(which is the placenta) passes. It is very rare for even pathologic reports to mention fetal tissue. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage nov 10 i was supost to be 11 weeks they did a u s said it look like 5 6 weeks and that i was gonna have a natural miscarriage whil?

I had a miscarriage nov 10 i was supost to be 11 weeks they did a u s said it look like 5 6 weeks and that i was gonna have a natural miscarriage whil?

Well: The pregnancy likely stopped evolving at 5-6 weeks though you were 11 weeks pregnant, these usually pass on their own, Misoprostol at 800 mcg vaginally can speed things up but at 5-6 weeks it doesnt always come at once leading to heavy bleeding and a d@c. Don't worry, ask about misoprostol, look it up, and get some pain medication to expedite. Sorry for your bad news. ...Read more

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2 prev. Miscarriages. Now 5+4 weeks. Hcg @ 4 +4=86. 5 days later=404. Any dr's seen healthy pregnancies with these low #'s?

2 prev. Miscarriages. Now 5+4 weeks. Hcg @ 4 +4=86. 5 days later=404. Any dr's seen healthy pregnancies with these low #'s?

Yes: The normal range of HCG in early pregnancy is very wide. More important is the rise in the HCG level. We expect it to rise by 66% every 48 hours. Yours seems on track. Best to continue to follow the hcgs and have an ultrasound in about 1 week. ...Read more

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Miscarriage 5 days ago, 2 wks. preg. Mild bleeding only one day, next day u/s showed some fluid, dr. said normal. Will body pass all of it naturally?

Miscarriage: at that point t will most likely all be passed if not all ready. The fetus will be very small at this point. I hope this answers your question ...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


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