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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

10%: Miscarriage is common. Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. Seeing a heartbeat at 6 weeks is a good sign! congratulations. ...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


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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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What does a miscarriage sac look like between 5-8 weeks, color, shape, size, texture...Etc?

What does a miscarriage sac look like between 5-8 weeks, color, shape, size, texture...Etc?

POC: Products of conception between 5-8 weeks will often have a small translucent sac measuring approximately 1 inch. Often this is surrounded by pink tan spongy tissue. Often seen with attached blood clot. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is this a definite miscarriage my levels dropped from 93004 to 80000 in 48 hours i am 8 weeks?

Most probably no: If you have no pelvic/abdominal pains and no vaginal bleeding, you are very unlikely to be having a miscarriage. A pelvic sonogram will go a long way to reassure you. At this point in your pregnancy, blood betaHCG levels are not very accurate and not useful. Trust your body and see what happens. Consult your obstetrician and sonographer. ...Read more

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5.5 weeks ago, i miscarried at 8 wks. I have regular follow up w/my ob and will see him again 1/4. I'd like to avoid d&c, what might make one necessary?

Miscariage: There are two ways to manage a miscarriage surgical management with a d and c and medical management with medication. The decision on which is the better mode of management is usually made in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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If i miscarried at 8 weeks n did it naturally at home, n the baby came out in its small bag, does that mean it had to do with the placenta?

If i miscarried at 8 weeks n did it naturally at home, n the baby came out in its small bag, does that mean it had to do with the placenta?

No: Not with placenta but more likely something wrong with way baby developing . Better to lose early than later or to deliver a badly deformed baby. It is natures way. 20% of conceptions are lost, mostly moms don't even know it. ...Read more

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I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Been trying to conceive for 8 months now. Miscarried in january this year. What should I do ?

Been trying to conceive for 8 months now. Miscarried in january this year. What should I do ?

Fertility: Infertility is defined as unprotected intercourse without conception for one year. This is based on about 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. If 32 years is your correct age, you could certainly try another 4 months; or most fertility doctors would be glad to help you anytime. ...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