Miscarriage

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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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 Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 less t...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 marr...  Read Full »

Can I still be pregnant if my hCG levels dropped?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a positive pregnancy test, and my hCG was 130. Then, I bled with small clots and had cramps for about an hour. When I went for blood work again, the hCG level came down to 9. They said I am either miscarrying or has lost it. I was about 3 to 4 weeks pregnant. The bleeding was not he...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put forth a few facts. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone produced by the fetal cells. The level of hCG doubles every 48 hours. So, if the level was 130 mIU/mL, after 48 hours, it should be more than 260 mIU/mL. If the level falls, then it just m...  Read Full »

I had miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy in the last six months. Is it endometriosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recently trying to get pregnant and in the past six months, have had a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. I am wondering if there is a chance I have endometriosis. I am wondering this because I have no other risks/causes that could have caused the ectopic. There is no chance I co...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, the only problem I feel is the problem which could happen to the tube. Your history of having a tubal pregnancy and severe pain during sex, that is dyspareunia, means that there is some problem which is happening around the uterus ...  Read Full »

I have a history of miscarriages and now my UPT is positive. Can taking hCG injection help me?

Query: Hello doctor, My lmp was on five months ago. I was spotting for three days during my lmp and got a positive strip test after seven days. My beta hCG level on the day of a positive result was 126, and after two days, it was 125. I am being told that I will get periods in two weeks but told to continu...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately what your doctor has said is right. Spotting in early pregnancy is normal. But a fall or no rise beta HCG is a poor sign. Beta hCG is a hormone produced from fetal tissue. At a level of 25 mIU/mL urine test is positive it doubles in 48 hours. So if the ...  Read Full »

I had a miscarriage and would like to know the possible cause and how to avoid them?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a miscarriage at 5th weeks before a month. I did a pelvic ultrasound, and the doctor said everything was fine. I would like to know the possible cause and how to avoid them? As I am ready to try for a baby again.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First trimester miscarriages are very common, and mostly they are due to underlying abnormalities in the baby which are not diagnosed on ultrasound, and the most common cause is chromosomal abnormalities. So nothing to worry about and you can try for your next baby ...  Read Full »

Is low hCG level a sign of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, Before a week I went to the hospital and I found out that I was pregnant with a hCG level of 23. The next day, I started getting cramps on my lower right side stomach. Four days later, I got two transvaginal ultrasounds and nothing was found in the uterus, or anywhere else. So I was s...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me give you a few basic facts about beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is produced from fetal tissue. Once it reaches a level of 25 mIU/mL, it is detectable in the urine test. A normal rate of rising of beta hCG is double in 48 hours. This doub...  Read Full »

Why am I not conceiving after miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old and I miscarried last year at 14 weeks. I still have not conceived. Should I try a medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was it a missed abortion or a spontaneous miscarriage? Do you have kids now or this was the first pregnancy?  Read Full »

Is brown discharge during pregnancy a reason to panic about miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female, who is 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I take Gestofit 300 once daily and Fertigyn 5000 twice a week. I am on complete bed rest. I get a slight amount of brown discharge occasionally. Should I panic about miscarriage? I am afraid because I had two miscarriages, one...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 6 weeks 4 days, you can have a scan, if it is still not done, to confirm the fetal heartbeat, as the baby's heartbeat only can confirm the health of the baby and to see the decidual reaction. Brown discharge only means that it is old blood and implantation bleedin...  Read Full »

What causes very high hCG levels in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I had two miscarriages around 9 and 8 years ago. My last 6-7 periods were heavy and had a lot of pain. A lot of my family members had fibroids. So, I thought the same in my case too. Two months back, I got my last period, and as usual, it lasts 5-7 days, 28-29 days cycl...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. I feel sorry about your loss. It is most likely a molar pregnancy (benign tumor developing in the uterus) because hCG levels are quite high (human chorionic gonadotropin) and it is inside the uterus. Most l...  Read Full »

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