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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...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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If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

Clarification?: Are you still pregnant or have you had a miscarriage? Older recommendations to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before attempting another conception have only been shown to increase infertility risk without preventing any complications. Nowadays, it is recommended that you may resume sexual activity as soon as you feel like it. If you are sill pregnant, ask your obstetrician if sex is safe. ...Read more

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What is a spontaneous abortion?

What is a spontaneous abortion?

Loss of fetus: If there is no obvious cause of miscarriage, or aborting a fetus, then it is 'spontaneous'. Much more common than most think, 20% of all pregnancies. This is important to know, because women often think it is their fault, or feel guilty, or think they won't get pregnant again, or become anxious or depressed. It's not your fault, it is common (most first trimester), doesn't decrease chance next. ...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 (clomiphene) 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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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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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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If I take herbs is it possible ti have a spontaneous abortion?

Not likely, but: Though it is not likely, it depends on what herbs, dosage of herb. When giving history to any physician, always include over-the-counter meds, herbs, supplements, vitamins. Whether prescribed by a physician or not, they are all chemical, all drugs, all have some affect (positive or negative or both) on the body. Don't take anything 'extra' outside of what your doc ok's. ...Read more

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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

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What is spontaneous abortion i was 13 weeks with no complications and was told the baby was doing great leas than 24 hours of losing him was this a mc?

What is spontaneous abortion i was 13 weeks with no complications and was told the baby was doing great leas than 24 hours of losing him was this a mc?

Yes: Miscarriage and spontaneous abortion are the same. Spontaneous abortion is the medical term. Miscarriages are quite common, but less so at 13 weeks. It is difficult to see what causes these so soon after an exam. I tell my patients that with a miscarriage, there is something wrong with the pregnancy, and that this is natures way of ensuring you have a healthy baby. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spontaneous abortion?

What is the treatment for spontaneous abortion?

Observation or D&c: An early pregnancy loss (6-8 wks)can be observed closely and often a complete miscarriage will ensue in the 2-4 wks. Antibiotics are usually not needed for a natural course. In some cases, a simple dilation and curettage (D&C) of the uterus can remove the pregnancy. A brief course of antibiotics is needed. ...Read more

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


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