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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 had four miscarriages in the last six months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a 14-week miscarriage two months ago and I am still bleeding with the possible retained product and have lost a lot of weight since. I had a perisac hemorrhage, which was found at my seven-week ultrasound and continued to grow with the pregnancy. I had a DNC on the day I misca...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI have gone through your case and I understand your concern. First, you should concentrate to stop the bleeding and you should be healthy enough to carry a baby. As you said you had given a birth to healthy child before so there would not be any big issue for the second c...  Read Full »

Will alcohol consumption up to eight weeks of pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor,I just found out I am eight weeks and three days pregnant. I have been drinking lightly, but six to eight weeks and two days, I drank almost daily, ranging from one beer in a day to the heaviest days being multiple jello shots. I did not know I was pregnant. Is my baby okay? I am taking pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations on your pregnancy, and I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Now coming to the fact that you were consuming alcohol as you were not aware of the fact that you are pregnant. So do not worry...  Read Full »

Can late implantation cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and have two kids. I have two questions. The first one is about taking herbal supplements in early pregnancy. I take several herbal supplements, some of which several times a day. I just found out I am about five and a half weeks pregnant. However, I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I appreciate your in-depth knowledge of the subject. For the first part of the question, you are correct up to a certain extent, cinnamon and dong Quai affect the flow of blood to the uterus, and that may cau...  Read Full »

Will heterozygous Factor-2 Mutation with clotting factors cause miscarriages?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old female with a history of four recent miscarriages in the past 11 months, two chemical pregnancies, one blighted ovum, and one miscarriage at 7.5 weeks after heartbeat not seen at the second ultrasound. I recently discovered I am heterozygous for Factor-2 Mutation, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Clotting factors 1 to 13 are normally present in our body to aid in clotting and bleeding mechanisms in case of injury. The gene that codes for these proteins are inherited from both parents, and any mutation in this will lead to changes in...  Read Full »

Does it bleed after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage ten days back, and the clot came out, but I did not get any bleeding or period after that. Is there any serious issue, or should I do any test to look for the presence of something inside? While I was pregnant, my gynecologist started Cor 3 tablet. Why did this miscar...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your ultrasound report shows that the abortion has been complete (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Only a tiny clot of 6 mm is seen in the uterine cavity. This is normal after an abortion. If the miscarriage was not induce...  Read Full »

What does positive Duffy antigen mean?

Query: Hi doctor, Are Duffy positive antigen Fy(a-b+) phenotype and Fy(a-b+) weak phenotype same? Is Fy(a-b+) caused by pregnancy? Do gynecologists or general physicians believe that Fy(a-b+) is caused by pregnancy? Does the obstetric history of G0Po mean the woman is both nulliparous and nulligravida, ind...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The Duffy antigen is expressed on the red blood cells of the person in response to inflammation. There are different phenotypes, 1) a+b+. 2) a+b-. 3) a-b+. 4) a-b-. The first three phenotypes are present in the Caucasian and Asian populations, and the fourth is ...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old female experiencing tissue discharge even a week after D and C. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female who is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 159 pounds. One week ago, I got a D&C done due to an early miscarriage where I experienced spotting-light bleeding (brown-bright red) with passing tissue for nearly eight weeks. But even one week after D&C, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is ideal for the bleeding to stop within a week after the abortion. If it were just spotting, that would also be considered normal, but as you say, there is also tissue or clots passing, which indicates there could...  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 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 a...  Read Full »

Can miscarriage cause problems in oral health?

Query: Hi doctor, I heard something yesterday, and I wanted to know if it is possible. Can having a miscarriage cause your teeth to fall out? What effects will it cause on your body? And how will it reflect on dental health? Thank you for your time.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, miscarriage does not directly cause dental problems, but hormonal changes do. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause gums to swell and enlarge with increased probability of gum and periodontal diseases. So, hormonal changes can be a culprit. If someone suffe...  Read Full »

I have high red blood cell count. Can a miscarriage or smoking be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I have just received results back from a blood test that says my red blood cell count is quite high. I am a 35-year-old female and I am a smoker (between four to seven a day). I began to get headaches, dizzy spells, nausea, fatigue, and itchiness all over the past five weeks. I do not know...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to High RBC (red blood cell) count can be due to the smoking habit. In smoking, oxygen delivery to tissue is decreased. So RBC is elevated by increased erythropoietin. Headache and dizziness in your case also seem to be due to smoking. So, it is advisable to stop smoking ...  Read Full »

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