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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Intrauterine Fetal Death

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R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg. And felt the baby moves for 2 days then I'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg. And felt the baby moves for 2 days then I'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

Talk to your midwife: There is no reason to worry, a quick visit for a fetal heart rate check will let you know if the baby is ok.
We prefer that you come n for an evaluation early, rather tan wait and worry.
Moms start feeling baby movement between 16 and 20 weeks, it may not be obviously 'baby' at 18 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

Healthy living: Congratulations. Some times, we have no answers for why things happen. You are certainly prone to "miscarriages." Assuming the Gyn evaluated you and all is fine, simply be sure to live healthy for your growing baby-eat well, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, decrease caffeine intake, take prenatal vitamins and Folic acid. Keep regular OB/GYN appts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

Fetal death: Once a fetal heart beat is heard externally using a doppler device the overall risk of pregnancy loss is approximately 1-2 %. There are many different causes and reasons for loss. ...Read more

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What is intra uterine fetal death?

What is intra uterine fetal death?

In utero demise: An intrauterine fetal death or demise is a pregnancy complication where the fetus dies in the uterus before labor occurs. It usually requires labor induction or a d & e to remove the fetus and the other products of conception from the uterus. ...Read more

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I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

Usually: This usually occurs by now. Hopefully your doctor is following you and has discussed with you the fact that you may need a D&C. This is often but not always the case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Breakdown of structu: The fetus within the intact fetal membranes is no longer nourished by the placenta (no heart pushing blood to & fro) so the structures begin to break down. They may pass as a miscarriage or need to be coaxed out by an induction or manual removal. Over time the tissue can attain a bag of soup consistency. Retained tissue can cause an infection that may kill mom (as I saw once in training). ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Fetal death: Fetal death refers to the spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death? How do I get ovr it?

I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death? How do I get ovr it?

Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Grieving is painful but necessary. Consider sharing & accepting support from family, friends, a member of the clergy or a counselor. Sometimes if a person gets stuck in their grieving process - medications to help with sleep or depression can help. Take care. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Single alive intrauterine fetus in cephalic presentation spine right lateral?

What does this mean? Single alive intrauterine fetus in cephalic presentation spine right lateral?

It=pregnancy only 1-: -fetus, not multiple as in twins or triplets. It is positioned head downwdownward with the spine, or the back Iis located 2 the right ltlaterally. This gives a lot of information 2 Ur OB. This is a normal presentation of the fetus. ...Read more

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Intrauterine low lying viable fetus at 8 weeks.172 bpm. Can travel. Can have intercourse.. pls explain?

Intrauterine low lying viable fetus at 8 weeks.172 bpm. Can travel. Can have intercourse.. pls explain?

Puts you at risk: Honestly, a low lying fetus means there is a higher chance for developing placenta previa, where part or all of the placenta lies over the cervix. There is less blood supply in the lower part of the uterus and so miscarriage chance is a little higher, as is risk for growth restriction, preterm birth, and need for c-section. Avoid heavy lifting, sex until 2nd trimester, smoking, stress, traveling ...Read more

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What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

Constipation: Whether given alone or in conjunction with other juices, the desired effect will be similar. In addition to giving more fiber, there is also an increase in the amount of fluids. The more fiber and fluids is consumed, the better the outcome in treating constipation. ...Read more

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There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does. It.mean?

There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does. It.mean?

Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the baby is breech (butt first), you will likely need a cesarean section unless you opt for an version, a procedure to flip the baby from butt to head first, then you can deliver vaginally. If you are early on the baby changes position all the time. ...Read more

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Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Painful cyst of preg: If painful to cough, that's more serious Need to see MD now not a good sign no heart beat at 5w6d
Repeat US in a week to confirm the health of the pregnancy and check for ectopic pregnancy
I only ran across once in my 40 years that she had a ectopic with a intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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U/s:single intrauterine gestation sac & fetal pole crown2rump 0.53cm 6w3d + or - a wk no yolk sac/ hb. Nxt u/s i'll be 11wk. Should I worry? Dating off?

U/s:single intrauterine gestation sac & fetal pole crown2rump 0.53cm 6w3d + or - a wk no yolk sac/ hb. Nxt u/s i'll be 11wk. Should I worry? Dating off?

A little concerning: More information needed but if a fetal pole is present and can be measured, then a fetal heart beat should seen. If there is just a gestational sac with no fetal pole, then the size of the gestational sac matters. A gestational sac that measures 18mm should have fetus with a heartbeat and if not, then a miscarriage is most probable. Good luck. ...Read more

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On the sonography report, it was notated "intrauterine gestation 17w 6d." is this the actual fetus size? Does intrauterine gestation mean time of fetus in uterus?

On the sonography report, it was notated "intrauterine gestation 17w 6d." is this the actual fetus size? Does intrauterine gestation mean time of fetus in uterus?

Yes -relax.: Intrauterine means that the pregnancy is where it is supposed to be: inside your womb. The estimated gestational age is the result of measurements of the size/weight of the fetus and is pretty accurate before 20 weeks in predicting your due date. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage? Report details: single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms, corresponding to 6+ weeks no fetal

Is this normal pregnancy or miscarriage? Report details: single intrauterine gestational sac seen measuring 2.2 cms, corresponding to 6+ weeks no fetal

A little early: It sounds like your sonogram showed a very early pregnancy. Since no baby was seen there are two possibilities - too early to see or a miscarriage where the baby did not form. The sonogram will needed to be repeated in 1 -2 weeks to find out which is correct. ...Read more

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Hi I have anechoic structure with in endometrial canal with signs of intrauterine pregnancy no yolk sac or fetal pole? Is this bad LMP was 12/29

Hi I have anechoic structure with in endometrial canal with signs of intrauterine pregnancy no yolk sac or fetal pole? Is this bad LMP was 12/29

Indefinite: Based on your LMP, you would have conceived mid February and your pregnancy would be 4-5 weeks post conception. This early in pregnancy evidence of a viable pregnancy may or may not be evident on ultrasound. However, if yolk sac & fetal pole aren't visualized, a healthy pregnancy can't be confirmed. If there's any?? ultrasound can be repeated along with HCG measurements in another week or so. ...Read more

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Anteverted, bulky gravid uterus, single intrauterine gestational sac 2.7 cm gestational age 6 weeks 6 days no fetal pole is this OK? Or a miscarriage?

Blighted ovum: A gestational sac without a fetal with a gestational age of almost 7 weeks is most likely a blighted ovum (non development of the fetus). Most likely with result is a miscarriage. If not you may need a D&C. Follow up with your gynecologist in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more

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Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Unknown: 'unknown' reasons account for majority of stillbirths, meaning a source can't be identified. After that reasons include: fetal growth restriction/problem with placenta (due to hypertension, drug use), abruption (htn, drug use), infection, congenital abnormalities, umbilical cord compromise, hydrops (rh disease), platelet problems, uterine abnormality, heart problems, amniotic bands. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to determine the death of a fetus after a miscarriage?

What do doctors do to determine the death of a fetus after a miscarriage?

See below: Most of the time doctors cannot determine the cause of fetal death. Occasionally if genetic studies are performed on the fetal tissue we may be able to give a plausible explanation as to why the woman miscarried. ...Read more

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Our wood burning stove was left open accidentally all night. Would smoke from it affect a 12 week old fetus? Cause death or miscarriage?

Should be OK: Hi. As long as the chimney is unobstructed, it should be fine. Nevertheless, be careful, and leave a window cracked somewhere so smoke is drawn up the chimney. Your baby is probably fine. Good luck with the pregnancy and delivery! ...Read more

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Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin?

Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin?

Are you referring: To fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...Read more

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What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it?

What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it?

Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?

Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?

Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled. ...Read more