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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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Fetus died at 6 wks.Been 6 wks. If you had to choose between getting a D&C or waiting to have a natural miscarriage at home. Which would u pick? Why

Fetus died at 6 wks.Been 6 wks. If you had to choose between getting a D&C or waiting to have a natural miscarriage at home. Which would u pick?  Why

Not equal choices: Although the choice is yours , the two options are not equal (if I understand the info you gave:) if you mean it has been 6 weeks waiting for a miscarriage of a 6 week pregnancy then D&C is clearly your best option. Expectant management ("waiting" ) is fine for a period of a few weeks, but after 6 weeks the risk of infection and bleeding is unacceptably high. Not equal choices. Good wishes ...Read more

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Medical management miscarriage 2 weeks ago. 2.9cm remaining tissue. Prescribed antibiotics and told to wait 2 more weeks. Will it come out naturally?

Medical management miscarriage 2 weeks ago. 2.9cm remaining tissue. Prescribed antibiotics and told to wait 2 more weeks. Will it come out naturally?

Missed AB: Are you bleeding? Sometimes the tissue is expelled, resorbed, simply remains. Two weeks is appropriate to wait to rescan and see what is happening as long as you do not develop symptoms such as fever or chills. ...Read more

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Had natural miscarriage at 5wk5d doc says I should wait one cycle before we try again do you agree? Lmp was 1/26, mc started 3/7 and due to o 3/21-3/2

Had natural miscarriage at 5wk5d doc says I should wait one cycle before we try again do you agree? Lmp was 1/26, mc started 3/7 and due to o 3/21-3/2

Wait a month: Truthfully you may not even ovulate on the day you predict after a miscarriage. Sometimes it can take a month to fully resolve your pregnancy such that you begin cycling again. I would wait and in the meantime take prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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I just had a miscarriage but the sonogram shows everything is still inside.How long I can wait till I clear up myself naturally before doing surgery?

I just had a miscarriage but the sonogram shows everything is still inside.How long I can wait till I clear up myself naturally before doing surgery?

Varies: The standard treatment of a missed miscarriage is a procedure called a dilation and currettage (d&c). In some instances, medication can also be used and there is also the option of waiting. In a british study of 85 women who chose to wait, only 25% miscarried completely on their own. 43% had an incomplete miscarriage & the rest opted for a d&c. Talk to your doctor about your situation & options. ...Read more

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How to have a natural miscarriage?

How to have a natural miscarriage?

No can do: If there were a way to have a "natural" miscarriage we would not need abortion clinics. There are medications which can induce abortion without surgery, but these are medications, not natural products or herbs. ...Read more

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How can you get a natural miscarriage?

Get support from MD: While about 10 percento of pregnancies miscarry, activities will not bring on a "natural miscarriage". You need to talk to your physician or your gynecologist about care during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I have a natural miscarriage ?

Natural?: If you have had unprotected sex there is the morning after pill but short of that, further interventions other than a medically overseen abortion is potentially dangerous to you and the fetus. You should seek medical attn to discuss this issue further. Natural abortions occur when there is a genetic abnormality or functional issue with the fetus which is usually incompatible with life or gestation ...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