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What is a missed abortion ?

What is a missed abortion ?

Form of miscarriage: A missed abortion is a miscarriage that hasn't quite happened yet-- no bleeding or cramping. The early developing fetus has died and has no heartbeat or has failed to develop. This is usually diagnosed on an early ultrasound. Management options include surgical or medically induced evacuation of the uterus or expectant management to see if your body will expel the pregnancy on it's own. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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I just had a "missed abortion"as per the ob gyne report.I didn't have any bleeding or pain whatsoever.Wat cn b d cause?

I just had a "missed abortion"as per the ob gyne report.I didn't have any bleeding or pain whatsoever.Wat cn b d cause?

See below: Although with missed abortions, the cause won't be founf, the most common causes are genetic mistakes at the chromosomal level that are incompatible with life. ...Read more

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Iam third day on cyctic tab 400 for treat missed abortion 10 wk. Gestational c/o heavy bleeding about 2 liter with clot blood no abd. Pain?

Iam third day on cyctic tab 400  for treat missed abortion 10 wk. Gestational  c/o heavy bleeding about 2 liter  with clot blood no abd. Pain?

Seek help asap: If you've truly lost 2 litters of blood and it's been three days, you need to be seen by a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is being passed appropriately. You may need an aspiration procedure performed. ...Read more

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Hello, I had done tiffa scan on Oct 1 4 impressions result was missed abortion as I am not satisfied vit the report can I get it done next day Pl sig.

I don't know: I'm not sure what determines that in India.Tiffa scans are known as Ultrasounds in the states and are very safe in pregnancy or at any time since there is no radiation exposure.The question here would be insurance coverage or patient's willingness to pay and the doctor's willingness to order it.Another alternative would be quantitative HCG levels 2 or 3 days apart.With a missed abortion they fall ...Read more

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My wife has put 2 cytalog tablets in her vagina as adviced by doc. C had missed abortion. Now c is having extreme pain. Pls suggest any relief measure?

My wife has put 2 cytalog tablets in her vagina as adviced by doc. C had missed abortion. Now c is having extreme pain. Pls suggest any relief measure?

It hurts : That medication is designed to make her have contractions so that she will pass the tissue inside her uterus. Ibuprofen may help ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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What is a missed abortion ?

Form of miscarriage: A missed abortion is a miscarriage that hasn't quite happened yet-- no bleeding or cramping. The early developing fetus has died and has no heartbeat or has failed to develop. This is usually diagnosed on an early ultrasound. Management options include surgical or medically induced evacuation of the uterus or expectant management to see if your body will expel the pregnancy on it's own. ...Read more

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I am suffering from repeated missed abortion for 2 times. I am trying to understand what is the root?

Many causes: The most common cause of first trimester abortions is chromosomal abnormalities. Mother nature has a very rigid system in place that makes sure that even the tiniest issues early on lead to termination of pregnancy. You will need an OB - gyn evaluate you for causes including advanced age, prior hx of stds, underlying medical conditions, etc. ...Read more

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I had two abortions. 1st in 5wks & 2nd was missed abortion, only 10 wks instead of 17 wks. why happening like this and wht i'd do to avoid this?

I had two abortions. 1st in 5wks & 2nd was missed abortion, only 10 wks instead of 17 wks. why happening like this and wht i'd do to avoid this?

Genetic causes: The most common reason is a genetic and chromosomal combination that is incompatible with sustained life. If you have a 3rd pregnancy loss there are some thing that can cause this problem that are not genetic and can be tested. ...Read more