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I was taking Zoloft (sertraline) when i had 3 miscarriages could this have been the cause? All tests were fine.

I was taking Zoloft (sertraline) when i had 3 miscarriages could this have been the cause? All tests were fine.

Yes, it is possible.: According to a study published in a canadian study of more than 5, 000 women, there was an association between taking antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) such as paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, and zoloft, and an increased risk for miscarriage. But researchers caution that this association does not imply a cause-and-effect relationship. ...Read more

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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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Don?T understand how can I tell if i miscarried?

Don?T understand how can I tell if i miscarried?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will oeder an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...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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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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What happens if i don't get a rhogam shot after miscarriage?

What happens if i don't get a rhogam shot after miscarriage?

RhoGAM: If your blood type is negative, and don't receive the rhogam, you may reject the next fetus, if you become pregnant with a blood type positive baby ( if your partner is blood type positive). ...Read more

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6 weeks after my miscarriage and still haven't had a period why?

6 weeks after my miscarriage and still haven't had a period why?

Hormones: I tell women it can take 6 to 8 weeks to have a cycle that's normal following a miscarriage. Sometimes the lining has to build all the way back up again, in order to have something to bleed from. At this point i wouldn't worry. Likely time will give you your answer. If after another 2 to 3 weeks you still haven't had a cycle consider consulting your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I want to have a miscarriage and I can't see a doctor what should I do!

I want to have a miscarriage and I can't see a doctor what should I do!

Best to see Dr. but: I don't know why you can't see a doctor. Even if you are young you should be able to go to Planned Parenthood. The safest choice is RU486 which is 95% effective within the first 50 days of pregnancy. Certain herbs can also be effective but should not be tried if more than 6 weeks since conception- see http://www.sisterzeus.com/Abortif.htm But I strongly urge you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had 3 abortions and 1 miscarriage and now i can't get pregnant why can't i get pregnant?

I've had 3 abortions and 1 miscarriage  and now i can't get pregnant why can't i get pregnant?

Need evaluation: This is impossible for any doctor here to answer without much more information. When you say you can't get pregnant, how long have you been trying? It takes an average of 6 months ; is not of concern unless you have been trying for a year. If that is the case you should see a good ob/gyn doc to have a thorough evaluation to determine why; but with a history of 4 pregnancies you have good odds. ...Read more

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My second sonogram showed the baby didn't grow much after 2 weeks...could it be a miscarriage? ?

My second sonogram showed the baby didn't grow much after 2 weeks...could it be a miscarriage? ?

Not sure: 2 weeks is a short time and may not show much do to variability in the way measurements are taken. Before anything can be said about the pregnancy, I suggest you get a follow up sono. Caveat, if the heart is beating normally, a miscarriage is not likely. ...Read more

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How do you know if you may have had a miscarriage if you didn't get tested for pregnancy prior to it?

How do you know if you may have had a miscarriage if you didn't get tested for pregnancy prior to it?

Difficult to know: It would probably be hard to prove. If you had missed several periods, then there is a chance. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I take my Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and sleepaids at night. Can't sleep will the insomnia go away in time.

I take my Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and sleepaids at night. Can't sleep will the insomnia go away in time.

What sleep aids?: I don't know how long you've been on zoloft, (sertraline) or what sleep aids mean. Sleep disturbance is often part of depression, and improves as depression remits. Zoloft (sertraline) requires at least 4-6 weeks -- and often longer -- to show its effects. Risperdal is an antipsychotic and not really a sleep aid; can help with psychotic depression or bipolar. Your own psychiatrist will be better able to answer you on this. ...Read more

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I can't conceive after my miscarriage, in last December. I am trying and getting frustrated. How can I conceive fast?

I can't conceive after my miscarriage, in last December. I am trying and getting frustrated. How can I conceive fast?

Patience: Nature cannot be rushed. If you are young and healthy try to relax and let your body do its thing. If is not considered "infertility" until you have been trying to get pregnant for a year. In the mean time, make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins, eating right, avoiding smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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I miscarried 4 months ago and I have a lower segment fibroid. I haven't menstruated after miscarriage. Is it normal?

I miscarried 4 months ago and I have a lower segment fibroid.  I haven't menstruated after miscarriage.  Is it normal?

No: That is not typical. I would definitely recommend seeing your doctor to be evaluated to make sure there is no scar tissue ion the uterus preventing periods. ...Read more

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Light pink when I whip myself and haven't had a period since my miscarriage about 6week ago and it stop after a few hours?

Light pink when I whip myself and haven't had a period since my miscarriage about 6week ago and it stop after a few hours?

Not unusual: I assume you meant to type "wipe" not whip If so then some irregular bleeding or spotting is common following a miscarriage. Your regular menses should return within 3 months of the miscarriage. Please see you gynecologist if your menses does not return or if you have any pain. ...Read more

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My period came 4 days early, its been heavy and extremely uncomfortable which isn't normal for me. Could I be miscarrying?

My period came 4 days early, its been heavy and extremely uncomfortable which isn't normal for me. Could I be miscarrying?

May be: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you may be going through a miscarriage. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My friend is pregnant and she doesn't have the funds to get an abortion. She wants to have a miscarriage. What should she do?

My friend is pregnant and she doesn't have the funds to get an abortion. She wants to have a miscarriage. What should she do?

Planned Parenthood: Planned parenthood is a great resource for low income women to get their health needs met. You can do a internet search to find the closer one to your location. ...Read more

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I need pregnancy, recently I have 3 miscarriage i don't no y is this i need baby i want to b pragnant what cause of my miscarriage?

I need pregnancy, recently I have 3 miscarriage i don't no y is this i need baby i want to b pragnant what cause of my miscarriage?

Genetic issues: The miscarriages are caused by two main problems. # 1 genetic combinations by the sperm and the egg that are incompatible with life. # 2 the cervix has been unable to hold onto the pregnancy. Ask your md to determine which of many causes have occurred in your case. ...Read more

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I'm on 100mg zoloft (sertraline). I don't feel depressed anymore unless its a bad day, but I still worry constantly. What can I do?.

I'm on 100mg zoloft (sertraline). I don't feel depressed anymore unless its a bad day, but I still worry constantly. What can I do?.

See a psychiatrist: Though ssris like zoloft (sertraline) can help some with anxiety (in addition to depression), some anxiety doesn't respond. The options include (1) switching medication, (2) adding an anti-anxiety medication, (3) starting psychotherapy for anxiety/depression (e.g. Cbt), (4) or all of the above. I'd suggest getting a referral to psychiatry to discuss specifics of treatment options. ...Read more

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My husband takes Zoloft (sertraline) 100mgs once daily. We read that he can't ingest Tryptophan. Does this include turkey, as well?

Small amount: Small amounts of food containing tryptophan should be ok - the risk is more theoretical. Zoloft (sertraline) is known as an SSRI medication which in combination with a deficit in tryptophan metabolization can cause illness. Stay away from large amounts of tryptophan containing foods but otherwise he should be ok! ...Read more

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If Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg for 2 months didn't work at all for severe sa and reactive depression, will 100mg be supposed to work ?

If Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg for 2 months didn't work at all for severe sa and reactive depression, will 100mg be supposed to work ?

Zoloft (sertraline) tx: Sa? Is that sad (seasonal affective disorder)? It looks like you have both depression and post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd). Zoloft is a good choice for ptsd. If you have significant ptsd sympotms or typical depressive symptoms that may well respond to the higher dose of zoloft. However, atypical depressive and sad symptoms often respond to a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion). Discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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I've had 3 miscarriages and only ever conciebef while on the pill. I'm 31 and haven't been able to have a baby yet. What could this mean?

I've had 3 miscarriages and only ever conciebef while on the pill. I'm 31 and haven't been able to have a baby yet. What could this mean?

Many things possible: There are many causes of recurrent miscarriages, such as genetic disorders (like a chromosomal abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), anatomic causes (such as a malformed uterus), and environmental causes (like smoking). Anyone who has had 3 miscarriages should have a full evaluation by an ob/gyn. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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5.6 weeks saw HB @85bmp, hCG @7555. 2 days ltr, hCG @8200. Is this an impending miscarriage? Dr. said lvls don't dbl after 1,500... help!

5.6 weeks saw HB @85bmp, hCG @7555. 2 days ltr, hCG @8200. Is this an impending miscarriage? Dr. said lvls don't dbl after 1,500... help!

Concerning: HCGs don't always exactly double every two days. However the rise in your case is minimal. The possibility of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the tube) exists. Follow up with your provider for an ultrasound. Today ectopics can often be treated medically, without surgery, if caught early enough. ...Read more

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I've had a miscarriage last august at 5 weeks, eversince I've had severe dysmenorrhoea and couldn't get pregnant again, should I be worried?

I've had a miscarriage last august at 5 weeks, eversince I've had severe dysmenorrhoea and couldn't get pregnant again, should I be worried?

See your OB/GYN: I suggest you have a consultation with your OB/GYN and discuss your concerns. He/She will probably order blood test and maybe a pelvic ultrasound. You should discuss timeing of intercourse to make sure you are trying around your fertile time. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If the miscarriages isn't missed, how does it work? Do the hormones make the body bleed and thus expel the foetus or does the baby die first?

If the miscarriages isn't missed, how does it work? Do the hormones make the body bleed and thus expel the foetus or does the baby die first?

Can be both/either: Miscarriages can occur due to a lack of hormonal continued support(progesterone) or a genetic defect in embryo differentiation that signals that the pregnancy is not viable which initiates the bleeding/rejection fetal process known as a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I'm 26. Healthy. 3 miscarriages in a year all at 5-6 weeks. The doctor doesn't think anything is wrong with me. All my blood tests are normal?

I'm 26. Healthy. 3 miscarriages in a year all at 5-6 weeks. The doctor doesn't think anything is wrong with me. All my blood tests are normal?

Early miscarriage: Early miscarriages during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy are very common. Many are never recognized as pregnancy, and are often thought to be just a late pregnancy. Following a miscarriage, it is recommended that a woman wait 3-6 months before getting pregnant again. Given the history of 3 miscarriage within a year, I recommend waiting at least 12 months to allow your body time to recover. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more