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Dr. Seth Derman
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Spontaneous Abortion (Definition)

Spontaneous abortion is also known as Pregnancy loss. Spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous death of a growing fetus. It is also known as a miscarriage.


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Are there symptoms to recognize signs of spontaneous abortion?

Are there symptoms to recognize signs of spontaneous abortion?

Miscarriage: Bleeding and cramping are symptoms of a miscarriage. A miscarriage is nature's way of ending something that wasn't going to be normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Spontaneous Abortion (Definition)

Spontaneous abortion is also known as Pregnancy loss. Spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous death of a growing fetus. It is also known as a miscarriage.


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Symptoms of spontaneous abortion in first month?

Symptoms of spontaneous abortion in first month?

Bleeding/Cramps/Expu: Most common symptom is vaginal bleeding , that can vary from light spotting, brownish discharge or heavy bleedin.Bleeding may come and go over many days.It is followed by cramps and expulsion of the product of conception as spontaneous abortion is completed if there is bleeding only, at this stage it is called threatened abortion. ...Read more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Tip)

Coping with a Miscarriage

Know that one miscarriage does not decrease your chances of having a normal pregnancy. ...See more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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I miscarried 5 weeks ago, I was 13 weeks pregnant, complete spontaneous abortion. I had a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks later. Can I be pregnant?

No: Two weeks after a spontaneous abortion is too soon to be pregnant. If you are having unprotected sex and miss your period due in about 2-3 weeks, then you may wish to do a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spontaneous abortion?

What are the tests for spontaneous abortion?

Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes. Recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid challenge test for low egg supply. Ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram (hsg) for uterine septum, polyps or fibroids. Blood work for abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal issues. Sperm test. Chromosome tests, maybe. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more

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Coping with a Miscarriage (Tip)

Coping with a Miscarriage

Most spontaneous abortions occur because there was something the matter with the baby. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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What does it mean if your discharge is still a frothy white color almost a year after a spontaneous abortion?

Should get tested: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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