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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

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


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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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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

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What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

Chromosomes/ age #1: The most likely cause of first trimester miscarriages is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. This is true for all ages but is a higher percentage as the woman's age increases over 35. This is usually a random chance event when the egg and sperm meet. Other causes are hormonal imbalance, infections, uterine abnormalities - fibroids, septum, scarring, and less often immune or clotting factors. ...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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Just had a miscarried today would I need a d&c? I was only six weeks.

Just had a miscarried today would I need a d&c? I was only six weeks.

Maybe: If you have passed everything, have minimal cramping, and more importantly, minimal bleeding, you do not. However, if your bleeding is uncontrollable, you will need a d&c. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriage?

What causes miscarriage?

Usually: It is because there is something wrong with the baby. About 20% of conceptions are miscarried. Most are early. Later ones might be because there is something wrong with the cervix or placenta. Some happen without the knowledge of the woman even knowing it or that they were pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes a miscarriage?

What causes a miscarriage?

Myths ; Facts: There can be different causes at different stages, but most are not anyone's fault nor are they reasons to think it will happen again. Here is a really helpful website: http://www.Parents.Com/pregnancy/complications/miscarriage/causes-miscarriage/ congratulations ; best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am i having a miscarriage?

Why am i having a miscarriage?

So sorry: Sorry to hear of your pregnancy loss. Most early miscarriages are caused by the genes of the egg and sperm not creating a combination that works to form a baby. The body knows that this is not working and a miscarriage occurs. If this is your first miscarriage, you have no higher chance than anyone of it happening again. Talk with your doctor if bleeding is unusual or other concerns occur. ...Read more

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What are signs of a miscarriage?

What are signs of a miscarriage?

None, cramps, bleed: If your doctor saw fetal heart tones one time and then did not with the follow-up ultrasound, then you have, unfortunately, miscarried. Cramping and vaginal bleeding are the most common signs of a miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are all signs of a miscarriage?

What are all signs of a miscarriage?

Cramps and bleeding: Some signs of a miscarriage include severe cramping and heavy vaginal bleeding. Some women pass clots and tissue. However, it's possible to have these and not miscarry. It's also possible to have a failed pregnancy but with none of these signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a miscarriage?

What are the signs of a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, abdominal cramps, fever, weakness, back pains. ...Read more

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I am having signs of a miscarriage ?

I am having signs of a miscarriage
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Miscarriage: You need a pelvic ultrasound and pelvic exam to confirm what is going on. Go to an er or your ob's office. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a miscarriage?

Cramping/bleeding: The most common signs of a miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester of pregnancy. A miscarriage can be confused with an ectopic pregnancy. If the cramping is predominantly on the left or right side of the lower abdomen, you should see a doctor to rule out an ectopic. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more