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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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Do glucophage (metformin) and duphoston prevent miscarriages?

Do glucophage (metformin) and duphoston prevent miscarriages?

Possibly: They are not designed to prevent miscarriage. Someone with poorly controlled diabetes has higher chance of miscarriage and the medicine may prevent that is specific cases. But in general not designed to affect miscarriage rate. ...Read more

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Does Duphaston prevent miscarriage?

Progesterone: Yes but there is caution in its use. Go to http://doctor.Ndtv.Com/faq/ndtv/fid/11234/what_is_the_role_of_duphaston_in_pregnancy.Html. ...Read more

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Does glucophage (metformin) and Duphaston prevents miscarriages?

Miscarriage: Duphaston is a Progesterone derivative it was approved in some markets to prevent miscarriage glucophage (metformin) is useful Insulin sensitized and. Has been used to improve pregnancy outcome in patients with pcos. ...Read more

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Do all subchorionic Hermatoma's get treated to prevent miscarriage? I have a small (1x 2cm) and nothing given to me? Normal?

Do all subchorionic Hermatoma's get treated to prevent miscarriage?  I have a small (1x 2cm) and nothing given to me? Normal?

No treatment: Unfortunately, no significant treatment apart from pelvic rest, avoidance from excessive straining/exercise is available for management of subchorionic hematoma. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. My wife has been on the drug for a week. We found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. Any thoughts?

Fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. My wife has been on the drug for a week. We found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. Any thoughts?

Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well. ...Read more

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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