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Doctor insights on: Miscarriage Risk By Week Chart

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I have 6 miscarriages & one 27 weeks death, need advice?

I have 6 miscarriages & one 27 weeks death, need advice?

There may be a tests: That can help you understand why these tragedies have happened. Who can help? First, your primary care provider should be your main ally. An obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, called a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist, might be a good addition to your team. You may have already had some tests, e.g., clotting factors, but I would add chromosome testing, also. ...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's the chance of miscarriage at 7 weeks?

Depends on many: Things: #1 is maternal age. Are you truly 42 years old? The chance can be as high as 40%. Have you had an ultrasound showing a heartbeat? The chance is then lower. There is no 'general' answer. ...Read more

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What does a miscarriage look like at 1 week?

What does a miscarriage look like at 1 week?

? 5 weeks: Pregnancy is dated by the time passed since the last period. At the time of a positive pregnancy test, you are already 4 weeks pregnant. While this doesn't make sense, this is the system we use. A 5 week pregnancy loss may show up as a heavy or delayed period with or without cramping. ...Read more

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At how many weeks can you have a miscarriage?

Most common <12 week: Miscarriages are most common during the 1st trimester (12 weeks). The miscarriage rate decreases once a heartbeat is observed. By definition, a miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy prior to the completion of the 20th week. ...Read more

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How many weeks is a miscarriage unlikely to happen?

How many weeks is a miscarriage unlikely to happen?

As time passes: The further you are along in pregnancy the less risk of miscarriage. By 12 weeks the risk is down to 5%. ...Read more

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After a 14 week miscarriage, when can I start trying again?

After a 14 week miscarriage, when can I start trying again?

Yes: But would wait at least a month or two to get the hormones back to a normal state and can can try again. ...Read more

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Why is my wife having miscarriage in two week please help us?

Why is my wife having miscarriage in two week please help us?

Unfortunately, there: Is nothing that can be done in the process of a miscarriage. It doesn't mean she will keep having them, chances are, if she miscarries, that the next pregnancy will be normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much pain would you feel for a miscarriage @ 5-6 weeks, where would the pain be?

How much pain would you feel for a miscarriage @ 5-6 weeks, where would the pain be?

Pain varies: Pain from a miscarriage is similar to the type of cramping pain with periods but usually much more intense. ...Read more

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How to recover after miscarriage (7 weeks 3 days)? Any special food for quick recovery?

How to recover after miscarriage (7 weeks 3 days)? Any special food for quick recovery?

Don't rush it: Recovery after a miscarriage is not just physical; there is an emotional loss also. The woman needs care and time to grieve. In general she needs a healthy diet, with proteins, veggies, and fruits -- and lots of love and support. Depending on her state, professional counseling may be needed also. By the way -- heavy smoking or exposure to 2nd hand smoke is not healthy for either of you. Be well. ...Read more

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Should there be a confirmation of no tissue left after a natural miscarriage (6 weeks)?

Possibly: Some doctors will get an ultrasound after a miscarriage to confirm uterus is empty, but it's not required. I tell my patients if they are worried I'm happy to scan them, but if their bleeding has ceased, they can also just wait until they have their next cycle typically in 3-6 weeks. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does a miscarriage sac look like between 5-8 weeks, color, shape, size, texture...Etc?

POC: Products of conception between 5-8 weeks will often have a small translucent sac measuring approximately 1 inch. Often this is surrounded by pink tan spongy tissue. Often seen with attached blood clot. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after miscarriage. Cant I start agin for a baby. It was a miscarriage at 6 weeks?

Wait one cycle: I usually advise patients to have at least one normal menstrual cycle before trying again. That's all you need. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any otc medications that will cause a spontaneous miscarriage? I am under 5 weeks.

Are there any otc medications that will cause a spontaneous miscarriage? I am under 5 weeks.

Not over the counter: You are referring to medical abortion. These medications are not available over the counter. They require a prescription. Each state has slightly different guidelines and rules regarding medical abortion. ...Read more

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Is this a definite miscarriage my levels dropped from 93004 to 80000 in 48 hours I am 8 weeks?

Most probably no: If you have no pelvic/abdominal pains and no vaginal bleeding, you are very unlikely to be having a miscarriage.
A pelvic sonogram will go a long way to reassure you.
At this point in your pregnancy, blood betaHCG levels are not very accurate and not useful. Trust your body and see what happens. Consult your obstetrician and sonographer. ...Read more

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I have a miscarriage of 7 weeks. Do I need to go to d&c mandataorily or can I take any pills?

It all Depends: What is your doctor advising you to do? If there is no retained products and your menstrual cycles have returned I doubt that you would need a d & c. But, I am not there on the ground working with you. ...Read more

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1 miscarriage-6 weeks + 1 chemical-4 weeks. Chance of miscarrying again? What could cause this?

Multiple AB: This is a common. Chances of a third miscarriage are in the 20 - 25% range. Chance alone is the most common cause with 15% of first pregnancies ending in miscarriage. Other: ovulation disorder (D.O.), chromosomal D.O., autoimmune D.O., uterine shape malformation, coagulation D.O. Diminished ovarian reserve and unknown cause. Be careful: lots of unproven testing and treatment out there. Gd luck. ...Read more

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I was between 6-7 weeks and had a miscarriage how long do we need to waite to start to try again? .

Wait a month: Your fertility is actually high just after a miscarriage. However if you get pregnant immediately the miscarriage risk maybe higher. You may wish to consider waiting for the second cycle. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a miscarriage again? I'm 6 weeks and I had a miscarriage two cycles ago

Low: Your risk of miscarriage at your age is about 1 in 8 pregnancies. Since you recently had one it is a little higher about 1 in 6 pregnancies. Check with your doctors office about blood tests - the blood pregnancy test should double every 3 days if all is well. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage a week ago and d&c after that. When can I get back to exercising abdominalsand my back?

I had miscarriage a week ago and d&c after that. When can I get back to exercising abdominalsand my back?

As you can tolerated: If you r not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want. It has been a week and so you should be fine at this point. If u r still having pain or excessive bleeding, then don't force it. Check with doc if too much pain/bleeding still because of possible infection! .
Good luck to you! ...Read more

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3 1/2 weeks ago I naturally miscarried and for two weeks now I've had some pretty bad cramps, Is this bad?

3 1/2 weeks ago I naturally miscarried and for two weeks now I've had some pretty bad cramps, Is this bad?

Probably not: However, if all the pregnancy tissue did not pass, the uterus may be trying to expel further tissue. An ultrasound of the contents of the uterus should help. ...Read more

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I think I miscarried at six weeks but I only bled for four days. How would I know if I was still pregnant.

I think I miscarried at six weeks but I only bled for four days. How would I know if I was still pregnant.

See Dr.: You need to see a dr. And get routine periodic evaluations which may include blood work such as "quantative b-hcg test" which can serially give a number, allowing the dr to know if he levels are decreasing, etc. You also want to assure you have a vaginal exam to see if you indeed did miscarriage and if any further medical treatment would be required. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just had a 10th week miscarriage, d&c. How should I take care of my body in a healthy way, any do's and don'ts?

Eat properly/exercis: Eat a well balanced diet, exercise regularly, have safe sex and if you do not want to get pregnant use birth control.Laugh enough daily, avoid stress, have good friends, spend good time with your family and friends.
And last and not the least get a good night sleep at least 7 hours daily. ...Read more

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I have miscarried baby measures 5 week I am now at what would have been 9 week. How long is it safe to carry a non living baby.?

I have miscarried baby measures 5 week I am now at what would have been 9 week. How long is it safe to carry a non living baby.?

Need a plan: I am sorry to hear about the miscarriage. The next step is to develop a treatment plan with your doctor. Generally options include waiting for it to pass naturally, surgical removal via a D and C or taking medication to help the medication pass. There is not a set amount of time scientifically proven to determine how fast the miscarriage must pass. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks free trying for 2 years this was 5 months ago and we are trying for another but nothing has happened.

I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks free trying for 2 years this was 5 months ago and we are trying for another but nothing has happened.

Fertility evaluation: If you have been trying to get pregnancy for more than 12 moths without success then it is time to see a doctor for a fertility evaluation. If you are saying that you were able to get pregnant 5 months ago then most likely your doctor will advise you to continue trying. ...Read more

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I took 3 ibproufen on friday, they say it can cause a miscarriage within about a week? I'm a little more than 2 months. Should I be worried?

Not likely: Ibuprofen isn't recommended during the third trimester for several reasons. Most important, it may cause a passage in the baby's heart to close prematurely, possibly leading to heart or lung damage or even death. One dose early on is probably safe but obviously not recommended. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage may 11th. Levels got down to 22 two and half weeks ago. Then last week went up to 33 now today 40. What could be the cause?

Tissue: There could still be some tissue from the pregnancy in the uterus. Not always fetal tissue, it could be placental tissue as well. It's very important that you see and be followed by your doctor regarding this as there are some cancers that act like pregnancies after a miscarriage and you would need to seen and treated for this. Be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. I had a natural miscarriage 2 weeks before. Today dr told me that try for a baby only after 3 months? Why this 3 month time? Please explain.

Dr. I had a natural miscarriage 2 weeks before. Today dr told me that try for a baby only after 3 months? Why this 3 month time? Please explain.

Why didn't you ask: Your doc when your doc said that, I assume he wants you body and hormones to get back to normal before trying some docs say 2 months some say 3. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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