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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I've had 2 pos pregnancy tests, my dates show 9wks but i'm showing lot. My symptoms have waned. I've had 3 loses, dya think i've miscarried?

I've had 2 pos pregnancy tests, my dates show 9wks but i'm showing lot. My symptoms have waned. I've had 3 loses, dya think i've miscarried?

Ultrasound?: It sounds like you're pregnant. If you had a recent ultrasound and it showed a heartbeat, that's an excellent sign, as risk of miscarriage drops when heartbeat present. Sometimes symptoms (breast tender, for example) can wane and is not necessarily a sign of miscarriage. If you're worried, though, call your doctor and ask for an ultrasound, not unreasonable given your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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I think i had a miscarriage but im on the nuvaring and have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they were both negative. I had light pink bleeding.

I think i had a miscarriage but im on the nuvaring and have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they were both negative. I had light pink bleeding.

Why do you think so?: If you are on birth control, using it correctly, and have negative pregnancy tests...then why would you think you had a miscarriage? Irregular bleeding/spotting episodes are common, and can be red, pink, or brownish. Doesn't sound like you have any reason to worry that you had a miscarriage. Keep a calendar of irregular bleeding episodes and discuss those with your doctor if they continue. ...Read more

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I've taken 6 pregnancy tests all neg. Heavy period since 7/4 today lost a huge bloodclot? Miscarriage?

I've taken 6 pregnancy tests all neg. Heavy period since 7/4 today lost a huge bloodclot? Miscarriage?

Preg test: In all likelihood, the urine tests are accurate. However, you should see your health ace provider who can do a blood pregnancy test. Also, you should have a blood test to make sure you don't have any thyroid problems or anemia. Thyroid problems can cause menstrual abnormalities and heavy flow can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Missed miscarriage in January this year, period 4 weeks after but am now 11 days late and negative pregnancy tests? Is this normal?

Missed miscarriage in January this year, period 4 weeks after but am now 11 days late and negative pregnancy tests? Is this normal?

Re do test: It would be prudent to re do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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D&C 17th OCT for incomplete miscarriage.No period yet.Negative pregnancy tests.normal cycles usually. What could be cause? Could be pregnant?

D&C 17th OCT for incomplete miscarriage.No period yet.Negative pregnancy tests.normal cycles usually. What could be cause? Could be pregnant?

Can take time: Following a D&C it can take time to start ovulating again, and several cycles for your endometrium to build up enough tissue lining to shed as menses. However if amenorrhea (no menses) persists another cycle, see your clinician for further evaluation and management. ...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


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