Top
10
Doctor insights on: Risk Of Miscarriage By Week

Share
Dr. Gerard Honore
1,040 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can you please describe my risk of miscarriage at 8 weeks right a possible uterine septum?

Can you please describe my risk of miscarriage at 8 weeks right a possible uterine septum?

See below: Uterine septum do increase the risk of miscarriages, but at the same time women who have septums can carry a pregnancy to full term. A , lot has to do with the degree and severity of the septum and the second with the location of the fertilized egg within the uterine cvity. ...Read more

3

3
What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

High risk: If you miscarriage between 20-23/24 weeks, before viability, there might not be anything doctors can do to save life of the twins. After 24 weeks, if something wrong with the pregnancy, doctors can likely help intervene. The risk of miscarriage depends on many factors. Any health problems you have, any health problems the babies have been diagnosed with. Or problems with placenta or uterus. ...Read more

4

4
Does a large yolk sac mean a higher risk of miscarriage? Us today, only 5 weeks 4 days, doc said a little early to see hb. Said large sac could be bad

Does a large yolk sac mean a higher risk of miscarriage? Us today, only 5 weeks 4 days, doc said a little early to see hb. Said large sac could be bad

Good doctor: Sounds like you have a good doctor. I figure he/she will repeat the ultrasound in two weeks. By that time you will see a heart beat. Around 12 to 14 weeks your doctor will send you for first screening, an ultrasound and fingerprick test. This is a screening test for chromosomal abnormalities, which can be associated with an abnormally large yolk sac. ...Read more

7

7
Whats the chance of miscarriage at 7 weeks?

Depends on many: Things: #1 is maternal age. Are you truly 42 years old? The chance can be as high as 40%. Have you had an ultrasound showing a heartbeat? The chance is then lower. There is no 'general' answer. ...Read more

8

8
What does a miscarriage look like at 1 week?

What does a miscarriage look like at 1 week?

? 5 weeks: Pregnancy is dated by the time passed since the last period. At the time of a positive pregnancy test, you are already 4 weeks pregnant. While this doesn't make sense, this is the system we use. A 5 week pregnancy loss may show up as a heavy or delayed period with or without cramping. ...Read more

9

9
At how many weeks can you have a miscarriage?

Most common <12 week: Miscarriages are most common during the 1st trimester (12 weeks). The miscarriage rate decreases once a heartbeat is observed. By definition, a miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy prior to the completion of the 20th week. ...Read more

10

10
How many weeks is a miscarriage unlikely to happen?

How many weeks is a miscarriage unlikely to happen?

As time passes: The further you are along in pregnancy the less risk of miscarriage. By 12 weeks the risk is down to 5%. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
512 doctors shared insights

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