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Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Probably not: If the baby (fetal pole) measures 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat seen, it is a miscarriage. The times when we aren't sure are if the fetal pole can't be clearly seen or if the dates are less than 6+ weeks. At that point, we might need to repeat the us in a week to be sure. Even if a miscarriage is diagnosed, you can take the time you need before doing anything about it like a d & c. ...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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Can a miscarriage cause missed periods, high TSH levels & infertility. Diagnosed hypo 6m afte mc. Only had 6 periods since 07/12 mc 6.18.12.

Can a miscarriage cause missed periods, high TSH levels & infertility. Diagnosed hypo 6m afte mc. Only had 6 periods since 07/12 mc 6.18.12.

Depends: A miscarriage can at time delay ovulation and cause the subsequent cycle to become irregular but it should not cause the periods to become irregular nor it has any affect on rising of the tsh.A miscarriage can indirectly affect fertility due to tubal damage or damage to the endometrial lining . Hypothyroidism however if not treated can cause irregular periods, miscarriage and infertility. ...Read more

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Missed period by 6weeks.Hcg 2000.Clinical pregnant test +ve.Progesterone dropped and doc told miscarry.Am worried.Wht could be reason othwr than miscarry?

Missed period by 6weeks.Hcg 2000.Clinical pregnant test +ve.Progesterone dropped and doc told miscarry.Am worried.Wht could be reason othwr than miscarry?

Still early: The low Progesterone is a particular concern for a normal pregnancy but i would not necessarily rule that out yet. Other possibilities are an ectopic (outside the uterus) pregnancy, a molar (placenta only) pregnancy, or even a twin pregnancy with the loss of one twin. There are also rare tumors that produce the pregnancy hormone. ...Read more

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Over 8 weeks late, for second period after a suspected miscarriage ( +2 miscarriages) I have pregnancy symptoms but negative hpt. Could I be pregnant?

Over 8 weeks late, for second period after a suspected miscarriage ( +2 miscarriages) I have pregnancy symptoms but negative hpt. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative 8 weeks after missed period, you are not pregnant. You may hormonal imbalance that is causing symptoms. Since you have missed two periods, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. You may consult this site for info on the topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Does a blighted ovum miscarriage affect future pregnancies?

Does a blighted ovum miscarriage affect future pregnancies?

No.: Most women have at least one miscarriage during their reproductive life. You should have normal fertility and ability to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily before conception. ...Read more

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Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Unfortunate : Unfortunate event, miscarriage is miscarriage with one or two , if you want more descriptive you can say twin miscarriage ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant twins no fetal pole. I have a bicornuate uterus & possible subchorionic hemmorage. Bleeding & cramping when active. Am i miscarrying?

Yes: You should have a heartbeat by now and fetal pole already for 10 days. So that is not a normal pregnancy. Multiple different ways to handle it (wait, medicine, d;c) depends on how you feel. ...Read more

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Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis(false pregnancy) mentally ill?

Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis(false pregnancy) mentally ill?

Psychological desire: A "false pregnancy" occurs in individuals who psychologically desire the same but in fact are not. The "ruse" is often carried on for some time to "engender empathy" from family, friends, or sex partners. When discovered to be not pregnant, a false "miscarriage occurs". The intent is sometimes marriage in the mild cases and worse in psychiatric patients. ...Read more

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Can 4cm dermoid disrupt hormones to cause recurrent miscarriage? I've just had 3rd consecutive miscarriage but had 3 previous live births.

Unlikely, but: A dermoid, usually found in the ovary, is not likely to have an impact on fertility or pregnancy. It is possible for a dermoid to develop anywhere in the body, so if the dermoid is in the uterus it could certainly affect both fertility and pregnancy (increased chances for miscarriage) ...Read more

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Age:37. Recurrent miscarriage history. Early mmc. Currently 11w6d. Fetal heart rate has been 180 since 9 weeks. Does this definitely indicate a proble?

Age:37. Recurrent miscarriage history. Early mmc. Currently 11w6d. Fetal heart rate has been 180 since 9 weeks. Does this definitely indicate a proble?

Congratulations: Congratulations on making it to 12 weeks given your history of recurrent miscarriage. It sounds like things are going well so far. There is variation in the fetal heart rate and no conclusions can be made at this point from this isolated number. ...Read more

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Does an early positive hpt indicate twins?

Does an early positive hpt indicate twins?

Not necessarily: There is wide variation in HCG levels in normal pregnancies. If your doctor suspects twins she/he can confirm that with an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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2 early miscarriages. Heartbeat seen in one, turner's diagnosed on fetus, thyroid usually high. Pregnant again. List of tests I shld do now. Dr unhelp?

2 early miscarriages. Heartbeat seen in one, turner's diagnosed on fetus, thyroid usually high. Pregnant again. List of tests I shld do now. Dr unhelp?

Pregnancy: I am so sorry for your difficulties it is very painful emotionally to miscarry Please be sure to maintain close contact with your GYN and be sure that Doctor checks your thyroid, your folic acid your B12 and you anemia count best of luck ...Read more

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At 9 weeks pregnant fetal demise happend. I read on an ultrasound report that a subchorionic hemorrhage was present. Could it have caused the misc.?

At 9 weeks pregnant fetal demise happend. I read on an ultrasound report that a subchorionic hemorrhage was present. Could it have caused the misc.?

Miscarriage..: Subchorionic hematomas are quite commonly seen in the first trimester ultrasound and are usually of little/no consequence; they can, however, increase your risk of miscarriage and fetal growth restriction/preeclampsia. I am sorry for your loss and would recommend that you take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and try to get pregnant again as soon as you feel ready to do so. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Pregnant with 5.7 weeks. transvaginal scan showed 8mm gestation sac with no fetus. had vaginal spotting but now ok. irregular periods.small clot seen?

Pregnant with 5.7 weeks. transvaginal scan showed 8mm gestation sac with no fetus. had vaginal spotting but now ok. irregular periods.small clot seen?

Miscarriage ?: It is possible there may have been a miscarriage . At this time, ultrasound would help clarify the situation ...Read more

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42 wf .miscarried at 11 wks.ultrasound showed baby stopped developing at 7 wks.panorama test was fine no genetic issues. why did happen?Devastated

42 wf .miscarried at 11 wks.ultrasound showed baby stopped developing at 7 wks.panorama test was fine no genetic issues. why did happen?Devastated

Not your fault: About 25% of the pregnancies are lost spontaneously, many due to chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo and many others for which a cause can not be ascertained. There was nothing you could have done. I am sorry for your loss. May He bless you with good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Lmp 8/7/15. US 9/23 showed 6w6d fetal pole (9mm), 7w3d GS (21 mm), no HB detected. Dr. said I miscarried. Too soon to assume definite fetal demise?

Lmp 8/7/15.  US 9/23 showed 6w6d fetal pole (9mm), 7w3d GS (21 mm), no HB detected.  Dr. said I miscarried.  Too soon to assume definite fetal demise?

Miscarriage: Unfortunately, there are several different criteria for diagnosing a miscarriage, and one of them is a fetal pole measuring more than 7 mm without a heartbeat. It appears that this pregnancy meets that criteria. Usually this is a pregnancy that was chromosomally abnormal, and this is nature's way of taking care of the problem. But you can always choose to wait longer and do another ultrasound. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, found out I have chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis,how likely is miscarriage?

8 weeks pregnant, found out I have chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis,how likely is miscarriage?

Not from that: These are rather minor germs located physically separate from the new fetus. Multiple layers of membranes separate it fro these agents. They can be treated by agents that do not harm the baby and cured long before any bad outcome is present. Some people miscarry for a variety of reasons, but this would not be the first choice as a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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