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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...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 any pregnancy. ...Read more


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What is a spontaneous abortion?

What is a spontaneous abortion?

Loss of fetus: If there is no obvious cause of miscarriage, or aborting a fetus, then it is 'spontaneous'. Much more common than most think, 20% of all pregnancies. This is important to know, because women often think it is their fault, or feel guilty, or think they won't get pregnant again, or become anxious or depressed. It's not your fault, it is common (most first trimester), doesn't decrease chance next. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spontaneous abortion?

What are the tests for spontaneous abortion?

Testing for cause (s): Many possible causes. Recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your discharge is still a frothy white color almost a year after a spontaneous abortion?

What does it mean if your discharge is still a frothy white color almost a year after a spontaneous abortion?

Should get tested: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What is spontaneous abortion I was 13 weeks with no complications and was told the baby was doing great leas than 24 hours of losing him was this a mc?

What is spontaneous abortion I was 13 weeks with no complications and was told the baby was doing great leas than 24 hours of losing him was this a mc?

Yes: Miscarriage and spontaneous abortion are the same. Spontaneous abortion is the medical term. Miscarriages are quite common, but less so at 13 weeks. It is difficult to see what causes these so soon after an exam. I tell my patients that with a miscarriage, there is something wrong with the pregnancy, and that this is natures way of ensuring you have a healthy baby. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spontaneous abortion?

What is the treatment for spontaneous abortion?

Observation or D&c: An early pregnancy loss (6-8 wks)can be observed closely and often a complete miscarriage will ensue in the 2-4 wks. Antibiotics are usually not needed for a natural course. In some cases, a simple dilation and curettage (D&C) of the uterus can remove the pregnancy. A brief course of antibiotics is needed. ...Read more

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Bleding and cramping only-- could this be spontaneous abortion?

Bleding and cramping only-- could this be spontaneous abortion?

Maybe: I tell patients that cramping & spotting early in pregnancy is common but not normal. You should be evaluated to see if it's a viable pregnancy (ultrasound). If you have a normal fetus with good cardiac activity, by definition you have a "threatened abortion." then I recommend rest and patience. If it's not a normal pregnancy, then discuss your options with your ob. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of spontaneous abortion in first month?

Bleeding/Cramps/Expu: Most common symptom is vaginal bleeding, that can vary from light spotting, brownish discharge or heavy bleedin. Bleeding may come and go over many days. It is followed by cramps and expulsion of the product of conception as spontaneous abortion is completed
if there is bleeding only, at this stage it is called threatened abortion. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms to recognize signs of spontaneous abortion?

Miscarriage: Bleeding and cramping are symptoms of a miscarriage. A miscarriage is nature's way of ending something that wasn't going to be normal. ...Read more

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If I take herbs is it possible ti have a spontaneous abortion?

Not likely, but: Though it is not likely, it depends on what herbs, dosage of herb. When giving history to any physician, always include over-the-counter meds, herbs, supplements, vitamins. Whether prescribed by a physician or not, they are all chemical, all drugs, all have some affect (positive or negative or both) on the body. Don't take anything 'extra' outside of what your doc ok's. ...Read more

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Does BV cause spontaneous abortion?

Does BV cause spontaneous abortion?

BV: I don't believe any solid evidence to support that. ...Read more

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What can cause a spontaneous abortion of one twin?

What can cause a spontaneous abortion of one twin?

Many things: Most often we think Junior was ill and died. We usually never find why. You have my sympathy. ...Read more

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How long after a spontaneous abortion does the pg hormone dissipate?

Depends how high the: Bhcg was before you had the spont ab, but it should be going continuously down. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking cans of Monsters to cause spontaneous abortion?

Is it possible for drinking cans of Monsters to cause spontaneous abortion?

High caffeine intake: May ^ risk for miscarriage. I haven't seen any articles that specifically link energy drinks with miscarriages though. ...Read more

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Is too low AMH 2.65 ng/mL at 28 years? I need FIV? I already have am spontaneous abortion and no baby yet.

Is too low AMH 2.65 ng/mL at 28 years? I need FIV? I already have am spontaneous abortion and no baby yet.

AMH not too low: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Your level of AMH of 2.65 at 28 year of age is not too low. A normal level is between 1 to 4 ng/ml. But AMH is only a rough measure of size of the remaining egg supply. There are other issues such as egg quality. I assume FIV means in vitro fertilization IVF and that you are asking if you need IVF. This is something you need to speak with a fertility doc ...Read more

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I was two days late and had a very heavy period. Was this a spontaneous abortion?

2 days late: A delay of menses by 2 days followed by a heavy period it is not possible to know if you conceived. So you cannot know if this was a spontaneous abortion. ...Read more

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Does a doctor always do a d & c on u after a spontaneous abortion?

Depends: Most of the time residual contents from a spontaneous abortion are removed by the ob, a d&c. But each case is different. Your OB will decide. Trust him/her. ...Read more

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If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

Clarification?: Are you still pregnant or have you had a miscarriage? Older recommendations to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before attempting another conception have only been shown to increase infertility risk without preventing any complications. Nowadays, it is recommended that you may resume sexual activity as soon as you feel like it. If you are sill pregnant, ask your obstetrician if sex is safe. ...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