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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Miscarriage At 20 Weeks Pregnant

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Want to know the cause of a miscarriage at 20 weeks, ic or water infection, my sac bulged down at that time and im 13weeks pregnant now, really scared.

Want to know the cause of a miscarriage at 20 weeks, ic or water infection, my sac bulged down at that time and im 13weeks pregnant now, really scared.

You need an OB: You need to sit down with an obstetrician and review your history in detail and try to determine if your prior loss is due to cervical insufficiency, a "weak" cervix. If it is, you may be a candidate for a Cervical Cerclage. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and have had dark to light brown discharge on and off all day. I've had 2 miscarriages before and seen this kind thing before!?

Be seen tonight: Brown spotting at 20 weeks most of the time is nothing to worry about, but sometimes it is a signal of the cervix opening without labor. Best to get it checked out. Call your doctor and get seen tonight. ...Read more

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Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Somewhat: Most weight is usually gained during the 3rd trimester (weeks 29-40). You have already gained 19#. Check with your doctor and watch how much you are eating. ...Read more

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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

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and having severe cramping during the night. No bleeding, but I've miscarried before and I didn't bleed then either.

See your OB Doctor: You have had a misscariage before and should see your obstetrician asap or go to the er and get it checked. ...Read more

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Pregnant in 2nd trimester. Can sex/orgasm cause miscarriage? Bled twice while with husband. Does it mean we sld stop havin sex/orgasm till baby comes?

Pregnant in 2nd trimester. Can sex/orgasm cause miscarriage? Bled twice while with husband. Does it mean we sld stop havin sex/orgasm till baby comes?

Pregnancy and sex: Sexual intercourse in pregnancy is acceptable in all normal gestation and do not cause miscarriage. There are some instances where intercourse is discouraged in pregnancy such as preterm labor, bleeding, placenta previa, weak cervix, preterm rupture of membrane. Your doctor need to confirm the location of your placenta and evaluate your cervix as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?

At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?

Yes: The real risk in flying is if something happens, you have to find a place to land and find medical help. It is a possible delay.

There are many women who live at 7000 ft and are pregnant with no problems. Think vail, or in the rockies.

Would discourage inside loops though :). ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: You're asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Diagnosis: Diaper rash cream would not cause a miscarriage but it is not likely to help much in an adult. A better choice is to have your Obgyn evaluate the area and see if infection is present. External prescription itch creams are available ...Read more

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How could I have had a miscarriage in the toilet and didn't know I was pregnant? No signs at all.

How could I have had a miscarriage in the toilet and didn't know I was pregnant? No signs at all.

Miscarriage: Early miscarriages in pregnancy are actually common, and often happen before women know they are pregnant. The only sign may be a heavier than normal period, or one that is longer than usual with more cramping. ...Read more

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What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy??

What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy??

Watch for bleeding: A possible miscarriage is characterized by any type of vaginal bleeding, with or without cramping in a woman with a positive pregnancy test. If this happens you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs of a miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant.

Miscarriage signs: Signs of miscarriage can be wide and varied. They may include abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, or vagina bleeding. Some people may become dizzy or light-headed. Consult with a physician if you feel you may be miscarrying. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Not necessarily.: Cramping in early pregnancy can be normal as the uterus begins to grow and expand. Cramping with bleeding can be a cause for concern. I'd recommend a exam and possible ultrasound if the cramping increases. Hydration is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated week 4 of pregnancy? Can it be a sign of a miscarriage?

Is it normal to be bloated week 4 of pregnancy? Can it be a sign of a miscarriage?

Probably not: Some bloating is common in early pregnancy, and is due to hormonal changes. It's unlikely to be a sign of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your pregnancy hormones to drop at 11 weeks. No signs of miscarriage besides that.

Is it normal for your pregnancy hormones to drop at 11 weeks. No signs of miscarriage besides that.

Normal: HCG levels reach a peak at the end of first trimester, so it is normal to see a drop after 11 weeks.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby and a happy new year!
I hope that for the sake of your and your baby's health you are under the care of a doctor and getting pre-natal care. ...Read more

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I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?

I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?

Probably Normal: As long as it is coming down it is not from a new pregnancy, because in that case it will be going up. It can take anywhere from 9 days to 35 according to American Association of clinical chemistry but it may take longer in some cases depending on how late in pregnancy was the miscarriage and how high hcg level was at the time of miscarriage. Why did the doctor ordered HCG level after miscarriage? ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound today I'm 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and the heartbeat was 90bpm is this a sign of a pending miscarriage? Or is it normal?

I had an ultrasound today I'm 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and the heartbeat was 90bpm is this a sign of a pending miscarriage? Or is it normal?

Not likely: While borderline slow this as a sole finding is likely not significant. You should however follow up with your OB and a follow up ultrasound will likely be obtained. ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy after a miscarriage if you haven't have your first period?

What are signs of pregnancy after a miscarriage if you haven't have your first period?

Back to School: Wow. Perhaps you are in need of a lesson in how your body works. Once the HCG hormone level decreases then your ovaries can reset and begin ovulation for the next cycle. You have already been told here today that this can take weeks to months to be healthy. Conception occurs if there is sperm ready to meet the ovulated egg at the next cycle. Sperm take one to five days to reach this egg. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a miscarriage? Are there signs? (8 weeks pregnant)

How do I know if I have a miscarriage? Are there signs? (8 weeks pregnant)

Bleeding: Bleeding, cramping, termination of morning sickness symptoms--if relevant, are some signs. Sometimes, none of these symptoms may be present (e.g. Missed abortion). ...Read more

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Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Is it possible to see blood during first 2 months of pregnancy or is it a sign of miscarriage?

Yes to both: Seeing blood before 8 weeks is worrisome but its not always a miscarriage. Sometimes there is bleeding as the placenta grows and expands its blood supply inside the uterus. If you have bleeding, its best to have it checked out. Everything may well be ok and then you can sleep better at night! ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage in april & got pregnant again on the first try I'm 9 weeks nervous about my ultrasound. No signs of an mc this time should I be ok?

Had a miscarriage in april & got pregnant again on the first try I'm 9 weeks nervous about my ultrasound. No signs of an mc this time should I be ok?

Odds in your favor: Your age and having had a previous miscarriage increase your risk of having another miscarriage, but the chance of having a normal pregnancy this time is 60% or higher. If the 9 week ultrasound turns out to be normal, the risk of miscarriage drops to1 %. ...Read more

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White discharge after miscarriage, what does that means, can it be a sign of pregnancy?

White discharge after miscarriage, what does that means, can it be a sign of pregnancy?

Discharge: Color of vaginal discharge during normal menstrual cycle can be clear to white-ish depending on phase of menstrual cycle. You should take a pregnancy test if you think there is possibility of being pregnant. Signs and symptoms are not the most reliable way to know if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have been bleeding for 1 month now is this a sign of miscarriage?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have been bleeding for 1 month now is this a sign of miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Is a possibility. It is not normal to have bleeding for a month especially if you are pregnant. Please make an appointment with an obstetrician. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more