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I have recurrent miscarriages and am preparing to see a new doctor. What medical history information should I get from my family that would helpful?

I have recurrent miscarriages and am preparing to see a new doctor. What medical history information should I get from my family that would helpful?

Genetic : Some family information is important. You want to know about any genetic.Disorders. You would want to know about any family history of mental retardation. Also you want to know about any infertility or anyone else having recurrent miscarriages. And it is important to know at what age your mother went through menopause. That information may not be useful but it may be important. ...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


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When do miscarriages occur?

When do miscarriages occur?

Anytime: Misacrriages can occur from hours after conception until hours before birth. ...Read more

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How can u tell if you miscarried?

How can u tell if you miscarried?

Varies: Sometimes it is obvious, many times it is not. Most women have some amount of bleeding during early pregnancy due to implantation and they may think they have (or are) miscarried. The best way to tell for sure is with an ultrasound and sometimes by following serial HCG levels in the blood. ...Read more

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How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

You may not know: You can know you have miscarried if you pass and can recognize pregnancy tissue, or if you have a positive pregnancy test that becomes negative after heavy bleeding. Simple heavy bleeding does not necessarily mean you have miscarried. Your physician can also sometimes tell by exam or sonogram. ...Read more

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Are miscarriages common after the first?

Are miscarriages common after the first?

Good news: Miscarriage, unfortunately, is very common. The risk of a second miscarriage is no higher than the risk of the first, good luck! ...Read more

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How do I really know if I have miscarried?

Testing: Depending on the situation, we use blood beta-hcg hormone levels and/or ultrasounds to determine if a miscarriage has occurred. ...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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How is it possible to know if you have miscarried?

How is it possible to know if you have miscarried?

Ultrasound.: Only a targeted ultrasound examination (transabdominal and/or transvaginal) can tell if your pregancy is ongoing or not. ...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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Instead of miscarrying again, how successful are surrogates?

Successful: Surrogacy is very successful. Its not a perfect solution because it is expensive and comes with the baggage of dealing with another woman who is now the mother of YOUR child. Some outsource surrogacy to places like the Philippines. Infertility specialists in the US can also arrange it. Best wishes! ...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