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A miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy spontaneously ends during its early stages because the fetus cannot survive on its own. Miscarriages are usually to blame for many early pregnancy issues and there are several reasons that can cause a miscarriage to occur. To learn more about miscarriage and what causes it, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.
If a woman has missed a period but a pregnancy test shows negative, could she still be pregnant? If so, what can be taken to have a miscarriage?
Generally, when a woman has a negative reading on a pregnancy test, it is doubtful that she is pregnant. If a woman's period is only a week late, a blood test to check for pregnancy is considered more reliable than a home pregnancy test. Miscarriage is a term used to describe an abortion that has occurred naturally. When a woman wants to cause a miscarriage, the act would be called an abortion. Generally, there are two options for an abortion and both options require the assistance of a doctor. The first option is to take the abortion pill RU 486 which must be prescribed by a doctor. The second option is to have the abortion done surgically by a gynecologist. Basically, there isn't a pill that a person can take or a procedure that they can perform to induce a miscarriage without the assistance of a doctor. Many times, a missed period is a sign of other problems not associated with pregnancy. Below is a list of the possible issues could cause this: 1) Ovarian hormone dysfunction 2) Thyroid hormone abnormalities 3) Stress, anxiety, emotional disorders 4) Sudden weight loss or gain 5) Excessive physical activity 6) Hyperprolactinemia
How much blood is lost during a miscarriage?
If a woman is having a miscarriage, there is usually nothing that can prevent it from happening. The amount of blood lost will vary from person to person. In some cases, a doctor may draw a blood count at the onset of a miscarriage to evaluate the amount of blood loss. Very often, there will be heavy bleeding with clots and cramping which may continue for a few weeks. However, a woman may want to seek medical attention if she were bleeding excessively or were feeling light headed due to tremendous blood loss. If this is the case, calling an ambulance or asking a friend or neighbor to drive to the hospital would be safer.
What is an internal miscarriage in the uterus?
When a woman has a miscarriage that takes place within the uterus, it is called a missed miscarriage/abortion. However, if the miscarriage occurs after 20-24 weeks of pregnancy, it would no longer be termed a miscarriage but rather a fetal death in utero. The first sign of this condition is usually an absence of movement of the fetus. Fetal death can then be confirmed with an ultrasound. Labor will usually begin soon after or within several weeks if the death occurs within the seven month period. If the fetus remains in the womb for several weeks, there is usually a higher risk of bleeding issues. If labor hasn't begun within three weeks, most doctors will induce labor. However, in many cases, most women will begin labor on their own and deliver the dead fetus prior to the three weeks.
Will a pregnancy test still say positive after a miscarriage?
In most cases, a pregnancy test will show a positive reading for weeks after a woman has miscarried. For this reason, an at home pregnancy test isn't considered reliable. It is better for a woman to have a blood test done to detect hormone levels which will offer more of an accurate assessment. Generally, it takes two blood tests with a 48 hour gap to determine whether the pregnancy is going well. Based on the results, a doctor may schedule an ultrasound either immediately or only if other symptoms such as pain develop. A majority of pregnancies go full term without any issues. However, some pregnancies are prone to issues that generally result in a miscarriage. If you are undergoing a miscarriage or have questions or concerns about one, ask an Expert for medical insights and assistance. They can offer information both quickly and affordably based on your case history.
Recent Miscarriage Questions
There. In July I missed a period and on August 2nd it
Hi there. In July I missed a period and on August 2nd it started. It became very heavy with clots. I have PCOS. My doctor put me on prometrium 200mg once a day and the bleeding got worse so on day three he put me on Aygestin 5mg once a day for ten days.
In day 5 I stopped bleeding but it started again on day 6. On day 10 the bleeding stopped and one day off the Aygestin I started to spot pink and by day three was in a full blown period much heavier than normal. Today is day four and the cramping which I never
have is so bad I feel like I'm in labor. The bleeding is also tremendous. I went to the doc today who did an ultrasound and everything looked ok but I do have a very thick lining. He prescribed me three days of METHYLERGONOVINE which I have started tonight.
He also mentioned a lot of time Aygestin isn't used due to the severe cramping once you're off of it. He did prescribe ibuprofen and Norco for the cramping but I feel like ever since I took the METHYLERGONOVINE I'm in even more pain. Is this medicine used
frequently for abnormal uterine bleeding?
My doctor told me that my miscarriage risk at 40 is 40%.
My doctor told me that my miscarriage risk at 40 is 40%. I'll be 6 weeks pregnant tomorrow. When does this risk decrease? At the same rate as a woman in her 20s or 30s? Back then I was told that as long as we saw a heartbeat on ultrasound, my miscarriage
risk dropped to 2%. Is this the same in your 40s? Or am I not out of the woods until closer to the 2nd trimester? I feel so blessed right now to have conceived but 40% is such a high number looming over me.
How much coffee can u drink per day while pregnant? I'm 13
How much coffee can u drink per day while pregnant? I'm 13 weeks and I drink one cup of decaf latte in the morning and one cup of tea at night. Is this okay? What happens when one drink too much caffeine?
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