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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 have early periods with heavy clots, cramping and back pain. Are these signs of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms for the past one and a half weeks that mimic the symptoms when I found I was pregnant with my daughter. I was supposed to have my period tomorrow. Last week, I started with light spotting and it happened on and off for a day maybe less. Then within two days, I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, to confirm a pregnancy, you should perform a pregnancy test two weeks after having sexual intercourse. So perform a urinary pregnancy test or b-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to exclude or to confirm a pregnancy. After that get an ultrasound to evalua...  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 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 »

I had a miscarriage at eight weeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage at eight weeks. I was having mild cramps on the left side of my abdomen. I visited a doctor, and she gave me Bigspas-P, Hifolate, and Doxinate tablets. From the fifth week, I had cramps in my left leg and noticed some dark brown clots. I visited my doctor who said eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Most first-trimester miscarriages can be due to genetic abnormality (you had missed a miscarriage). To know the exact cause, I suggest doing a chromosomal analysis. However, to reduce the risk of early pregnancy failure,...  Read Full »

I have heaving bleeding with clots. Is it a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, I neither started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be a period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am going...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is essential that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. ...  Read Full »

I have a mild bleeding despite positive pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My period is delayed and I took pregnancy test after seven days and it was positive. On 9th day that is four days ago I had slight bleeding with brown blood and till now bleeding continues with mix of little and medium flow. Doctor recommended me not to continue with the pregnancy. Kin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a threatened miscarriage as it would be termed medically as the pregnancy test is positive. But,ultrasound is not contraindicated as it is necessary to localize the pregnancy and rule out ectopic pregnancy as well which can have similar presentation with blee...  Read Full »

Is echo-free lumen of urinary bladder a normal finding in an USG?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got ultrasound results in which my urinary bladder is partially filled and has an echo-free lumen.Can this be a cause for miscarriage?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. Generally, the echo-free lumen suggests urinary infection so there is an infection in your bladder and urinary infections are a very common cause of abortions or miscarriage. However, you will need two ...  Read Full »

Can cocaine affect sperm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I had one wild night where we did several lines of cocaine. I have not done it before. And now my wife is pregnant. I have read studies that cocaine use in men prior to impregnation can cause birth defects, etc. Has this one night seven to eight weeks prior cau...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your dilemma, but be assured a gap of seven to eight weeks is pretty long enough for the drug to be out of our system and cause any damage to your baby. The half life of cocaine is 15 to 50 hours in urine. It is completely excreted out of the system in les...  Read Full »

I have constant brown bleeding after miscarriage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks after a blighted ovum pregnancy. I did not take any medication, only Paracetamol. The bleeding stopped at three weeks. I had a break for a week, and last week I started bleeding again, brown, not abundantly, but constantly. I went for an ultras...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I presume that the abortion is complete, and the doctor examined you after the abortion. Thickened endometrium is common after miscarriage. It may take some time for the cycles to become regular. I suggest taking a tablet Mefenamic acid 250 mg twice daily for three days...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have a healthy baby after my wife has had three miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my wife. She is 28 years old. She has PCOD. We have been trying for a baby for the past three and a half years. My wife conceived thrice, but all the times, the pregnancy got aborted in the second month. We have checked with infertility specialists in my area....  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern regarding your wife's recurrent miscarriages. She can take these measures in the next pregnancy if she had missed any in the previous ones: Start taking Folic Acid 5 mcg once a day and tablet Ecosprin (Aspirin) 75 mcg on...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have 1.1 inch of cervix length at 16 weeks? Do I need cerclage or bed rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am 16 weeks pregnant now. My cervix is closed measuring 1.1 inch. I have heard that the length is short for me. What should be the average length of the cervix at 16 weeks? My doctor prescribed me Progesterone suppository. She has not advised me for bed rest or cercla...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cervical length should be around 1.3 to 1.5 inches at 16 weeks. But some women do not have problems in pregnancy throughout the weeks even at 0.9 inch length. On ultrasound, we need to have a full bladder (means control of urination) to measure the exact length of the c...  Read Full »

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