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Is it possible for you to become infertile after one abortion and one missed miscarriage?

Is it possible for you to become infertile after one abortion and one missed miscarriage?

In theory 'yes': But generally one uncomplicated abortion does not cause fertility problems. A thorough evaluation with a specialist is the only route to answering this question for you, but in most cases 'no.'. ...Read more

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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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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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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Non stop spotting, with clots and sometimes bleeding continuously for over 50days after D&C on 18/09/2014 for missed abortion at 8wks plz help?

Non stop spotting, with clots and sometimes bleeding continuously for over 50days after D&C on 18/09/2014 for missed abortion at 8wks plz help?

Missed abortion ?: Your OB may not have efficiently removed all of the products of conception with the first D and C, and you will likely need another look and possibly repeat of the D an C to resolve the continued vaginal bleeding. Make an appointment ASAP to see your OB to address this ! ...Read more

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My wife (rh -ve ), had missed abortion & kurittine in dec'12. But not sure that anti d injection was given. V r trying for conception. What to do now?

My wife (rh -ve ), had missed abortion & kurittine in dec'12. But not sure that anti d injection was given. V r trying for conception. What to do now?

Request records: Try and request your hospital records to see if Rhogam was given or not and notify your doctor of the results. Rh antibodies will not affect your ability to become pregnant but they could potentially affect the pregnancy itself. When you become pregnant, an antibody screen will be one of the first labs that is drawn to see if any antibodies have formed. ...Read more

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I took 600mg of cytotec (misoprostol) for missed abortion. How long should it take for products of conception to pass?

I took 600mg of cytotec (misoprostol) for missed abortion. How long should it take for products of conception to pass?

6 hours: Outside the hospital, for a missed abortion not greater than 8 weeks of pregnancy 600 micrograms of cytotec (misoprostol) swallowed by mouth should accomplish products of conception to pass within 3 - 6 hrs. If that fails a repeat dose may be considered. ...Read more

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How much pain will 600mg of cyototec for a missed abortion at 6 weeks now 7 weeks past cause? I'm scared. prescription of Vicodin be enough for pain?

How much pain will 600mg of cyototec for a missed abortion at 6 weeks now 7 weeks past cause? I'm scared. prescription of Vicodin be enough for pain?

Call the prescriber: Whoever prescribed the cyototec is responsible for being available to address your concerns. I'm not familiar with it so it is a "specialized" concern. That being said, I would predict other etiologies for your ongoing pain. With your history I would consider elements of Post Truman's Stress Disorder adding to your discomfort. ...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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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