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Doctor insights on: What Causes You To Have A Miscarriage

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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

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 your on depo, can it cause you to have a miscarriage?

If your on depo, can it cause you to have a miscarriage?

Potentially: Depo is a form of birth control so while on it your chances of becoming pregnant are low and the medicine can cause problems for a pregnancy. A prior history of depo use should not affect miscarriage in the future. ...Read more

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Can mold in your house cause you to have a miscarriage?

No.: Few infectious pathogens can cause a miscarriage, specifically listeria (from uncooked foods), herpes and torch infections. Mold in your house is not a known causation of miscarriage. ...Read more

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What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

See below: Though most pregnancies do miscarry in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, statistically 13 weeks is not uncommon for a woman to miscarry. ...Read more

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Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Listeriosis can.: Other than listeria monocytogenes, rare ascending intrauterine infections (staphylococcus aureus, gram negative bacilli, or some gram positive cocci) can cause septic abortion. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have BV could it cause me to have a miscarriage?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have BV could it cause me to have a miscarriage?

Unlikely.: Bv (bacterial vaginosis) in some scientific studies has been found to be associated with preterm labor (going into labor too early). This does not mean that if you have BV you definitely will have a miscarriage. Talk with your ob. Normally your OB will prescribe you a medication which will eliminate your BV infection and reduce your risk of preterm labor. ...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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Seth Derman
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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