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Doctor insights on: What Causes Miscarrages

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Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

You bet: If a pregnant lady had poorly controlled epilepsy and experienced a generalized convulsive seizure, a miscarriage could readily occur. ...Read more

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What can cause hCG levels to rise after miscarrage?

Retained placenta: If the miscarriage is incomplete, the placental tissue remaining in the uterus can continue to grow and will producer hcg. The level could rise. That person needs to see an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I am ttc & takin vitex wen shud i take it, i read u shud only take upto ovulation as it can cause miscarrage? How long will it take to work this way?

I am ttc & takin vitex wen shud i take it, i read u shud only take upto ovulation as it can cause miscarrage? How long will it take to work this way?

Don't take vitex: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women who are trying to conceive. We don't know if it is safe to take vitex when you're pregnant either. So you shouldn't take it when ttc, but if you are already taking it and conceive stop it with a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Can kidney infection cause miscarrage?

Yes it can: Any infection in your body increases risk of miscarriage/preterm labor. Even with asymptomatic (no symptom) bacteruria (bacteria in urine) should be treated during pregnancy to reduce risk, kidney is a much more serious infection and should be promptly and aggressively treated asap. Please consult doc--do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more