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What do you do when you have a miscarriage?

What do you do when you have a miscarriage?

Depends: It depends on the type of miscarriage and when in the pregnancy it occurs. You should be in touch with your doctor. ...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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What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

Ask an OBGYN doctor: There are several ways doctors can evaluate. Specialists in obgyn can evaluate whether a miscarriage is happening. Subspecialists in reproductive medicine, fertility/rei, and maternal-fetal medicine can comment on potential for future problems. One place to start to gather information on healthtap is reading a guide like this one on bleeding in pregnancy https://www.Healthtap.Com/health_guide/5. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you bleed on the iud that you are having a miscarriage, even if it isn't that much blood but I am having sever cramps?

Is it true that if you bleed on the iud that you are having a miscarriage, even if it isn't that much blood but I am having sever cramps?

Not at all: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Irregular bleeding with an IUD is common and certainly does not mean that someone is pregnant or having a miscarriage. Consider chlamydia testing if you are with a new partner and the spotting is a new problem. ...Read more

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I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Various disorders: Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as 2 losses any time during a pregnancy. Factors can range from hormonal, anatomical, to hematologic clotting disorders. A majority of these factors can be corrected to have a successful pregnancy outcome. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of miscarriages?

What is the incidence of miscarriages?

12 %: Miscarriage happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities like down's syndrome. There are many other causes including birth defects, infections, hormone problems or abnormalities of the mother's uterus. ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP? AM I MISCARRYING AT 5 WEEKS?

Need information: Need more information to give answer In addition, if this is a possibility, you should be seen by your DR for evaluation ...Read more

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Why have i miscarried my baby at 5 months ?

Why have i miscarried my baby  at 5 months ?

So very sorry,: I am so sorry for your loss, and wish i could give you an exact answer. Without knowing all of the details, i can only offer possibilities. That time frame is when something called an incompetent cervix can cause losses. It can be due to weakness of the cervix from weak collagen, or previous surgery on the cervix that left it weak. If the baby died, then your doctor had to induce labor, other cau. ...Read more

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Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Miscarriage: You may no longer feel "pregnant." when you pass tissue you may feel bleeding and you usually feel crampy abdominal pain as you pass tissue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

Chromosomes/ age #1: The most likely cause of first trimester miscarriages is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. This is true for all ages but is a higher percentage as the woman's age increases over 35. This is usually a random chance event when the egg and sperm meet. Other causes are hormonal imbalance, infections, uterine abnormalities - fibroids, septum, scarring, and less often immune or clotting factors. ...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