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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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Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Having : Having a long, heavy period is typical when you haven't had a period for a long time. This happens when a woman doesn't ovulate regularly. This can happen when a person has gained or lost weight, has a hormone imbalance, or is getting close to menopause. Not having regular periods also puts a woman at risk for a uterine pre-cancer or cancer. Consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to protect against a pre-cancer or cancer. ...Read more

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Is it a period if I only bled for 3 days after a miscarriage 6wks ago.Bled for two weeks with medical miscarriage. Had cramp on 2/28 & bleeding 3/5.

Could be: The first period after a miscarriage is often a little off from the usual. Monitor over the next few months and see and obgyn if things are not back to normal. Consider starting birth control if you are not wanting to be pregnant right now. ...Read more

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Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more

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Got my periods 7 days late could I have miscarried ?

Got my periods 7 days late could I have miscarried ?

Yes, possible: It is possible that in the setting of a late period and then the onset of bleeding, that you could have experienced a miscarriage. You can actually sort this out by checking a pregnancy test. If it is positive, then schedule a visit with your ob/gyn to sort out what happened. ...Read more

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Is a miscarriage like a period?

Is a miscarriage like a period?

Pregnancy Bleeding: So the difference between the two is really the establishment of a pregnancy. If you're pregnant and you pass the pregnancy (embryo/fetus with the uterine lining) then that's a miscarriage. If you're not pregnant and you pass the uterine lining then it's a period. Either way, the passage of a significant amount of blood/tissue means the end of a cycle. If you're pregnant and bleeding, see an md. ...Read more

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Would a miscarriage count as a period?

No: A miss is not a period , u can miss before the time of the missed period called a subclinical miss. ...Read more

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Would a miscarriage count as having a period?

Would a miscarriage count as having a period?

NO: A miscarriage is not a period, some women can have a miscarriage before the time of their next period, that is a very early one of course, sometimes called a sub clinical misc. Because sometimes the person may not have realized she was pregnant. ...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