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What are my odds of miscarrying? At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w. The heartbeat was 131. There was debris in the sac with the baby

What are my odds of miscarrying?  At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w.  The heartbeat was 131.  There was debris in the sac with the baby

Be Optimistic!: Most likely reason is incorrect dates. So just accept that you were really 6 wks and get on with your life. Was there any bleeding prior to the ultrasound? If not then i would not characterize your pregnancy as threatened. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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What are the odds of having a miscarriage after hearing a heartbeat?

Can't predict: Hearing a heartbeat means the fetus is alive when the heartbeat is heard. This does not necessarily mean that the risk of a miscarriage is significantly decreased. On the other hand if a heart beat isn't present then miscarriage becomes much more possible or probable. Not sure what the actual miscarriage rate is. ...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 can I do to increase my odds of having twins after a miscarriage?

Nothing: If you have a family history of twinning, it is more likely, but otherwise, no , not possible to increase your odds short of fertility drugs. ...Read more

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I got pregnant 9 years after having tubes burned and miscarried, are the odds still high of me gettin pregnant again?

I got pregnant 9 years after having tubes burned and miscarried, are the odds still high of me gettin pregnant again?

Yes can happen 1.3 %: Failure of tubal sterilization is well known , as tube get reanalyzes spontaneously then odds are pretty high to get pregnant , also varies with technique , reported incidence per 1000 cases with clip 36.5 , unipolar electric coagulation 7.7 , bipolar 56.5 , taking part of tube out 7.5 ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more