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Threatened Spontaneous Abortion
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe: I tell patients that cramping & spotting early in pregnancy is common but not normal. You should be evaluated to see if it's a viable pregnancy (ultrasound). If you have a normal fetus with good cardiac activity, by definition you have a "threatened abortion." then i recommend rest and patience. If it's not a normal pregnancy, then discuss your options with your ob. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Most often we think Junior was ill and died. We usually never find why. You have my sympathy. ...Read more
Depends how high the: Bhcg was before you had the spont ab , but it should be going continuously down. ...Read more
High caffeine intake: may ^ risk for miscarriage. I haven't seen any articles that specifically link energy drinks with miscarriages though. ...Read more
Is too low AMH 2.65 ng/mL at 28 years? I need FIV? I already have am spontaneous abortion and no baby yet.
AMH not too low: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Your level of AMH of 2.65 at 28 year of age is not too low. A normal level is between 1 to 4 ng/ml. But AMH is only a rough measure of size of the remaining egg supply. There are other issues such as egg quality. I assume FIV means in vitro fertilization IVF and that you are asking if you need IVF. This is something you need to speak with a fertility doc ...Read more
I have been trying to get pregnant after a spontaneous abortion 4 years ago and have been unsuccessful. What can I do?
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