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 spotting with watery mucus mid-cycle after a miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have a regular menstrual cycle. But since the last four months, I noticed spotting mixed with watery mucus in the mid of the cycle. I was put on birth control pills a year back, but I still got pregnant and had a miscarriage six months back. After two months of my miscarriage, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel your weight is the biggest issue here. Try to reduce your weight by avoiding junk food, red meat, etc. Try having a high-fiber and protein-rich diet and doing regular exercise. As ...  Read Full »

We had a TORCH test after miscarriage. Can you explain the reports?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but a miscarriage occurred. We consulted our gynecologist and he suggested we have a TORCH test. The result of TORCH was rubella IgG 270.30 and IgM 0.42, and CMV IgG 118.60 and IgM 0.26. We are unable to understand the report. Is this hike in the valu...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From the short history, I feel the reason for the miscarriage is her weight. TORCH ( toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex and HIV) are all the infections which we can contract anytime in life from our childhood. They may be...  Read Full »

Is it reasonable to look into arcuate uterus for miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am trying to conceive for almost a year. In this time, I have had three miscarriages at 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 5 weeks respectively. With my last pregnancy, I was also on Baby Aspirin 75 mg and Progesterone 400 mg. But, it did not make any difference. I have b...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the MRI picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it does not appear to be an arcuate uterus. Arcuate uterus generally has fundal depression from outside. It neither appears to be a septum. Just ostia are deep seated giving appearance o...  Read Full »

My sister's scanning done in the tenth week shows no heartbeat. Does this mean a missed abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister was ten weeks and five days pregnant. The fetal heart rate in the fifth-week scan was 148 bpm, but in the tenth week of scanning, no heartbeat was found in the scanning report. The doctor diagnosed missed abortion. Kindly suggest me a solution.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly send me the scanning report so that I can give you a proper diagnosis. I would suggest getting another scanning done by an expert. In case of an absent fetal heartbeat, it could be a miscarriage. You can get urgent intervention eith...  Read Full »

I had bleeding and cramping only for two days after my miscarriage. Is it safe for me to have sex now?

Query: Hello doctor,I was 4-weeks pregnant, and I had a miscarriage last week. The bleeding and cramping lasted only two days, and I feel better now. Is it safe for me to have sex now?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you would send me detailed gynecology, medical, and drug history. Four weeks of pregnancy is too early and needs to be excluded properly. Have serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or blood pregnancy test ( twice with intervals of 48 ho...  Read Full »

-I had a miscarriage due to placenta abruption and blood clots. What could be the reason for blood clots?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a late miscarriage at 22 weeks and four days due to placenta abruptions because of blood clots. Do you know what might have caused the blood clots? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me a description of detailed obstructive gynecology medical and drug history. Many reasons, such as medical complications like coagulation disorders, autoimmune antibodies (antiphospholipid antibody, lupus autoantibody), poor placentation due to high blood p...  Read Full »

My report shows retroplacental haemorrhage.I have a prior history of miscarriage.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Black colour bleeding started at 16th week. Since then black bleeding occurs occasionally. On the USG report done on 27th November it showed a mild retroplacental haemorrhage. The growth and movement of the fetus is normal. Today some bright red...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your history and bleeding on and off from the 16th week, and now at 24th week of gestation, you are presented with an old and mild retroplacental hemorrhage over the anteriorly placed placenta grade 1 maturity. (as per attached reports). One needs to unders...  Read Full »

What is causing frequent miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had four miscarriages in a row. One had a subchronic hematoma. Is there a reason for this or a way to stop? I have given live births but now I cannot keep a child. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent miscarriages need to be investigated actually. You had live births but now had four consecutive miscarriages. It is better to have a thrombophilia screen and products of conception needed to be send out for histopathology to check any chromosomal, congenital, st...  Read Full »

Kindly check the blood report after miscarriage and explain.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 25 years old, had a miscarriage a few months back. She lost a lot of blood for a week or two and continued a little less for up to a month total. Her OBGYN doctor and her PA did not give her Iron supplements at the time. This month she had her physical and they did the bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hematology picture is typical of iron deficiency anemia with typical low serum ferritin stores and high MCV values. She has been rightly prescribed Iron supplement by the gynaecologist and should continue it for a month and then repeat her iron profile. Bone marrow...  Read Full »

Is my period heavy and thick due to miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for two months, and now, I have got my periods. It is very heavy, thick like a mucus and the flow is continuous. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the type of bleeding you are getting. Get one ultrasound pelvis done to see the cause.I suggest you tablet Meftaris (Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid) for the time being to reduce blood loss. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take m...  Read Full »

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