Miscarriage, also known as abortion or pregnancy loss, is the death of the unborn baby inside the mother's womb. The reasons may vary from genetic to maternal infection. It mostly occurs in the early weeks of gestation.

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I am eight weeks pregnant and have had morning sickness for the past two weeks. Now I am not having any morning sickness. Is it because of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am eight weeks pregnant and have had morning sickness for the past two weeks. But today, when I woke up, I felt a bit sick, and it went away quickly. I threw up half an hour back, but I am not feeling sick. Should I be worried about this? Am I having a miscarriage? Kindly help. Thank yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are concerned about the absence of morning sickness and are worried about whether it could be a sign of miscarriage. Morning sickness and vomiting in pregnancy are due to the hormone beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). The level of this hormone ...  Read Full »

Pregnancy test had two mildly visible lines, but it is now negative.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex six weeks ago and my period was late for two weeks. I used the first PT when my period was five days late and it has two lines but it is not that visible. After three days, I tried again and it is already negative. Up to the two-weeks late period, all PT are negat...  Read Full »

Dr. Natalie Chaitan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An initially positive pregnancy test that later becomes negative can happen with very early miscarriages. Such miscarriages can occur with little or no initial blood loss. These are termed chemical pregnancies, as they are lost before they attach to the womb and befo...  Read Full »

How long is it safe to wait to normally deliver a dead fetus after 26 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister is 26 weeks pregnant, and today they found that the baby's heartbeat has stopped. It has already been more than 12 hours since the baby passed away, but the doctors are waiting for normal delivery. My sister has a fever now. Is it safe to wait? The doctors are trying to convin...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your sister's loss. Please do not worry about the treatment that is going on. Your doctor is doing the right thing. I know all of you are mentally disturbed about the loss, but this is the right thing. This is the tough part to explain to the mother...  Read Full »

I experienced a pregnancy loss recently, and my bleeding has not stopped yet. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, The bleeding after my pregnancy loss has not stopped. The previous reports show there was RPOC, and now my TVS is normal. There seemed to be a slight hormonal imbalance and I was taking Dronis 30 and Tranexamic acid. The bleeding has started again and does not stop. Kindly help me resolve...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see the endometrial thickness. If required, dilatio...  Read Full »

Why is my girlfriend's delayed period blood light red with a lot of blood clots?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend got her period ten days late, and her period blood had a lot of blood clots and was light red. She is afraid that she might have had a miscarriage. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Your girlfriend either had a delayed menstrual period with heavy blood loss or had an abortion. I suggest tablet Paracetamol 500 mg. Also, a consultation with a gynecologist is necessary to clean up the uterus and...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret my nuchal translucency scan report?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant. My nuchal translucency report read 'small linear septum noted along the left lateral aspect of gestational sac synechia, and no fetal part is seen near the septum.' What does this mean? Is it a critical problem? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not inside the fetus. This will not harm the fetus. If this has not troubled your pregnancy till now, it should not trouble you in future also. But, if it troubles, then it might lead to a miscarriage. Nothing can be done for the same at present. Thanks. For mor...  Read Full »

We found our fetus with no heartbeat in the first trimester and worried about the consequences. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is now 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant. She started to bleed three days back and felt little cramps. We had our first early trimester scan and they said that they are unable to detect fetus heartbeat. They arranged for another scan in some 15 days. She is taking Pregnacare Folic acid....  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is 8 weeks and 5 days gestation as of today and still there has been no heartbeat or a fetal pole, then it is likely to be an anembryonic gestation or a chemical pregnancy with just the gestational sac. If the fetal pole and the heartbeat have not arrived t...  Read Full »

I am a pregnant woman, and I have blood clot-like discharges come out. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was confirmed pregnant a few months ago, and I have given birth twice before (six and seven years ago) through vaginal delivery. I have been actively using heroin (IV) and cocaine (smoking) for eight years on and off. I have blood clot-like discharges come out.What are the steps that...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, and I am sorry for your loss. Spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage, is defined as the loss of pregnancy at less than 20 weeks of gestation. On transvaginal ultrasound, there would be no remaining products of conception in the ...  Read Full »

After a miscarriage, why do I not bleed and only have thick brown discharge during periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old. I had a miscarriage and abortion a year back. After that, I started to have periods regularly every 26 days. But I do not have bleeding. I have only thick brown discharge two drops in a day and it lasts for two days. Usually, I use to have heavy periods for five to six d...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After D&C (dilation and curettage) abortion, scar tissues or adhesions are formed inside the uterus. It is referred to as Asherman syndrome. The majority of women have this syndrome with few periods or absence of periods. Sometimes, in men...  Read Full »

Is it safe to reduce Gestone injection after the fetal heartbeat is heard?

Query: Hi doctor,I am six weeks and three days pregnant with the help of IVF, and it is frozen embryo transfer on day 20. My doctor suggested reducing Gestone injection frequency from daily to alternate days when heartbeats were checked after the sixth-week scan. And to continue oral Duphaston and vaginal ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Once the fetal heartbeat is seen, it is safe to reduce the progesterone injections, as now the placenta will start producing its progesterone. You still have oral and vaginal progesterone to support it, but excess progesterone can cause nausea and...  Read Full »

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