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Is it true that stress, fright, and other emotional distress could cause a miscarriage?

Is it true that stress, fright, and other emotional distress could cause a miscarriage?

Posible but unlikely: While extreme and severe physical and mental stress may contribute to pregnancy loss, the more common day-to-day stress is unlikely to result in pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to have a miscarriage from straining to poop i've already had 4 miscarriages so i was just concerned I am almost a month late and I am getting constipated and having to stain so i just wanted to know if straining could cause a miscarriage

I : I am so sorry that you have gone through four miscarriages. No, straining will not cause a miscarriage, but if you are having painful periods you could use a glycerin suppository to help. Or you can also go to a pharmacy and ask for a safe stool softener, telling the pharmacist that you are pregnant. Good luck to you with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

Hard to determine: You need to be closely monitored by an OB. Pregnancy outcome is determined by several factors affecting the body simultaneously and misinterpreting the process may bring unnecessary stress. ...Read more

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Is there something that could cause multiple miscarriages after already having one child?

Is there something that could cause multiple miscarriages after already having one child?

Many causes possible: Many possible causes of miscarriage exist. You have more chance of another success than multiple miscarriages with no child. With 2 or more miscarriages we look for low egg supply, uterine problems like polyps or fibroids, abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal problems. Genetic tests if needed. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist for tests & treatment. ...Read more

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What things causes miscarriages?

What things causes miscarriages?

Many things: Making a human being is very complicated. Sometimes something goes wrong. When your body recognizes the problem, you have a miscarriage. One of the most common problems is a genetic abnormality in the growing embryo. Other causes are recreational drug use, toxin exposure, trauma, maternal illness, infection...Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had 3 miscarriages in a row. What could be the cause of this?

You need to : Have a detailed and frank talk with your on about this topic. Sometimes there are identifiable causes and sometimes not. ...Read more

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Could have being underweight caused my miscarriages?

Could have being underweight caused my miscarriages?

Only if unhealthy: Being underweight in its self is not a barrier to pregnancy if otherwise healthy. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Watch all medications including Advil and Aspirin while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If significantly underweight talk to your physician about good nutrition. No smoking or alcohol. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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What list of tests could be helpful now (I'm going for my DnC in 3 days) & after the DnC that would help investigate the cause of 2 early miscarriages?

What list of tests could be helpful now (I'm going for my DnC in 3 days) & after the DnC that would help investigate the cause of 2 early miscarriages?

Miscarriages: The limit of what I can put in this response is not enough but I found a good link on the internet you can check out. http://www.mainlinefertility.com/specialties/repetitive-miscarriage/ ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage may 11th..Levels got down to 22 two and half weeks ago..Then last week went up to 33 now today 40..What could be the cause?

Tissue: There could still be some tissue from the pregnancy in the uterus. Not always fetal tissue, it could be placental tissue as well. It's very important that you see and be followed by your doctor regarding this as there are some cancers that act like pregnancies after a miscarriage and you would need to seen and treated for this. Be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are things that would cause you to have a miscarriage?

What are things that would cause you to have a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Most are result of chromosome problems which make it difficult for fetus to survive. Other causes are alcohol/drug abuse, environmental toxins, hormone probles, infection, obesity, smoking, diabetes in mother, immune system problems, problems with mother's reproductive organs. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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