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Has anyone gone through IVF and had a miscarriage around 14 weeks?

Has anyone gone through IVF and had a miscarriage around 14 weeks?

Not uncommon.: Ivf pregnancies are notoriously high-risk for complications, including early pregnancy loss. The most likely explanation for a 14-week loss is genetic and/or anatomical anomalies in the fetus - it is nature's way to deal with major anomalies incompatible with healthy life. Other etiologies are possible but less likely - talk with your physician! ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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I had two failed IVF and everytime first test came positive and second came negative. Can u plz tell me the reason for miscarriage?

I had two failed IVF and everytime first test came positive and second came negative. Can u plz tell me the reason for miscarriage?

I wish I could...: Frequently we do not know the reason for very early miscarriages like this. It is certainly something you will want to discuss with your Reproductive Endocrinologist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am42wf.Just had a miscarriage at 11wks.US showed baby's age of only 7 wks.Had panorama test,all was normal,it was a boy.Feel devastated.Try IVF?

IVF ASAP: If you want to do IVF you need to begin the process immediately as many IVF programs have an age limit of 43 or 43 at which time the program is no longer available. ...Read more

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Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Depends: With few eggs or low quality eggs pgd may give you the answer but unless good quality genetically normal embryos are available the result may not help this can be complicated and requires very individual counseling. ...Read more

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Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

No: My answer is really predicated on my moral beliefs. Preimplanation genetics allows you to choose which baby to keep...The others basically get aborted. While i can certainly appreciate the desperation that recurrent losses can cause, i can't personally participate in that kind of activity. On a purely scientific level, it works fine. I just can't on a moral level. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from heartburn after my miscarriage 3 weeks ago. It was a ivf cycle. Can this cause heartburn I had d&c?

I'm suffering from heartburn after my miscarriage 3 weeks ago. It was a ivf cycle. Can this cause heartburn I had d&c?

Should not: Pregnancy can cause heartburn due to the hormonal changed but after the pregnancy is over this should not still be an issue. Try some over the counter heart burn treatment like Nexium (esomeprazole). If it does not resolve consider seeing a primary care doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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I just did IVF a week ago and not I have lower left side pain that goes down my leg. Is thus normal ? Should I be worried of a miscarriage?

I just did IVF a week ago and not I have lower left side pain that goes down my leg. Is thus normal ? Should I be worried of a miscarriage?

Call your doctor: It is too early for miscarriage but you could be having a complication. Ivf has a very low complication rate but problems can still occur and can sometimes be serious. Please call your doctor. S/he may want you to come in for an evaluation. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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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