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Doctor insights on: Odds Of Miscarriage

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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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Chances of miscarriage after a miscarriage with chromosome abnormality?

Chances of miscarriage after a miscarriage with chromosome abnormality?

See below: After 1 miscarriage, the chances don't change...Still around 5-10% depending on the study. ...Read more

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What are the odds of miscarriage during a second pregnancy?

What are the odds of miscarriage during a second pregnancy?

Odds vary: Miscarriage rates in subsequent pregnancies range from 3-10% depending on the study. ...Read more

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Does a past eptopic pregnancy effect the chances of future pregnancies?

Does a past eptopic pregnancy effect the chances of future pregnancies?

Yes: An ectopic pregnancy is associated with a blocked or damaged fallopian tube. Many women with this problem are unable to conceive because there is no way for the egg to travel from the ovary to the uterus. ...Read more

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What the risk of twins perganancy?

What the risk of twins perganancy?

1 in 90: The rate of natural twinning is 1 in 90. The rate of natural triplets, 1 in 8000. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a second blighted pregnancy?

What are the chances of having a second blighted pregnancy?

30%: The rate of miscarriage varies depending on what studies you are reading, but the chance of another miscarriage after 1 is the same as it was before your first one: about 30%. ...Read more

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Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Twin Pregnancies : The twin miscarriage rate is 17-20% overall, but does become less frequent later in pregnancy. Nevertheless, as you already know, twin pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy, and should be under the close care of your OB provider. ...Read more

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Had two miscarriages what are the odds of having a successful pregnancy?

Had two miscarriages what are the odds of having a successful pregnancy?

Very good: It's not uncommon to have a miscarriage or two. You likely have normal fertility. After three miscarriages additional tests could be ordered. ...Read more

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What is the chance of missed miscarriage?

What is the chance of missed miscarriage?

Somewhat common: Unfortunately abnormal pregnancies that do not spontaneously miscarry before being recognized and diagnosed are fairly common. The actual reported incidence varies from study to study being reported at as lo as 2-3% and as high as 10-14%. The literature suggests that about 75% of all conceptions do not result in a viable/normal pregnancy. Most of them do miscarry, usually before being diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the chances of having another tubal ectopic pregnancy?

What is the chances of having another tubal ectopic pregnancy?

High to low?: May be anywhere depending on specifics: what are some details of your last ectopic? ...Read more

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Percent chance of miscarriage at 10 weeks?

Miscarriage odds: I am not sure there is an actual odds percentage for 10 week pregnancies that go on to miscarry, however, experientially, most pregnancies miscarry prior to 12 weeks due to genetic incompatibilities. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive pre-term births?

What are the chances of having consecutive pre-term births?

If u had a preterm: Birth u are more at risk for another one but your doc can follow u closely and check the cervix length and u can get started on im Progesterone called Makena at 16 weeks one shot each week to prevent preterm birth i follow all my pts closely with a perinatologist and we are agrressive about preventing preterm birth, please discuss with your OB and it should be a n OB doc not a midwife in your case. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive stillbirths?

What are the chances of having consecutive stillbirths?

About 1 in 16: Roughly 1 in 4 pregnancies ends sadly. So one in 1/4v1/4=1/16. A medical school classmate's wife had 4 pregnancies end too early. They later had 4 healthy kids. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a miscarriage?

What are the chances of having a miscarriage?

15-30 %: Assuming that you are an otherwise healthy patient, all pregnancies have up to a 30% chance of miscarriage in the first trimester (first 13 weeks). This is true for all women, and it is considered a normal, natural occurrence. If you get pregnant three times in your life, you may likely have one miscarriage, and two babies. ...Read more

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Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?

Dr. Is it true that after 1st pregnancy miscarriage there is a chances of having twins in next pregnancy? Taking folic acid increases twins chances?

No evidence: I had never heard this but searched and found many forums where people said they had heard this, but I could find NO research that shows this is actually true and can not think of why it would be. I did find a study showing women who got pregnant within 6 months of miscarriage had better outcomes. Folic acid does not increase chance of twins but decreases chance of miscarriage & birth defects. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive placental abruptions?

What are the chances of having consecutive placental abruptions?

10-25 %: Placental abruption, or the separation of the placenta from its site of implantation before the delivery of the fetus, averages 1 in 200 deliveries. Once a woman has suffered an abruption, the risk in a future pregnancy increases as much as 10-25%. Risk factors for abruption include maternal age, cigarette smoking, coexisting hypertension, preeclampsia and premature rupture of membranes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having cholestasis of pregnancy in consecutive pregnancies?

What are the chances of having cholestasis of pregnancy in consecutive pregnancies?

70% recurrance risk: Recurrance risk for cholestasis of pregnancy can be as high as 70% in subsequent pregnancies. There is no current therapy to lessen the risk or prevent those recurrances. ...Read more

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Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

Can use of IUD increase risk of later miscarriage?

No: Recent studies show that iud use (with currently available approved iuds) isnot related to later miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a miscarrige at 16weeks pregnant.

What are the chances of a miscarrige at 16weeks pregnant.

Lower: Most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks. After that the risk drops greatly unless you have an incompetent cervix or some other structures anomaly of the uterus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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