Missed Abortion

Missed abortion, otherwise called missed miscarriage or silent miscarriage, is when the fetus is lost but the placenta and embryonic tissue are still present in the uterus. The symptoms include vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, fluid and tissue discharge, and absence of pregnancy symptoms.

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Is gradual decrease of HCG level a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, mother of two healthy children, and pregnant for the third time. My LMP was 13th of last month and had only had intercourse only twice in the last three months. In the last month, I had intercourse only once before three to four weeks before having a positive pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your history, it is a missed abortion and not miscarriage. And it is just a single pregnancy only. Let me explain in detail. Normally pregnancy increases along with an increasing level of BhCG (beta chorionic gonadotropin). If HCG levels are decreasing, that m...  Read Full »

How to confirm abortion after taking abortion kit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse on the 11th. My menses date was on 26th of the same month, but I missed my menses. I had a pregnancy test after eight days and it was positive. I took the first set of abortion pills on the same day at 6:30 PM. At 10:30 PM, I started to have bleeding and the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you have not mentioned the name of the pills or the pack that you have taken for medical abortion. From the set of pills, I understand that you have taken two pills at 6.30 PM and then a second set of Misoprostol pills at 10 AM after 16 hours. This is a wron...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and had been spotting everyday with no fetal heartbeat in USG. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks and three days pregnant. I have been spotting every day for almost two weeks. I have not been bleeding heavy or had any blood clots or tissues. I went for my USG three days back and they were unable to find any heartbeat. Kindly advise if we should still stay positive...  Read Full »


Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. I know you are anxious but to be honest, the likelihood that this will be a miscarriage is very high. By at least six weeks, there should already be a heartbeat on the ultrasound. We usually give at least two more weeks to repeat the scan espe...  Read Full »

Does absence of fetal heartbeat on ultrasound confirm abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is six weeks and five days pregnant. In the fourth week, she got pain in the stomach and back. So, there were two ultrasound reports. The first was taken in five weeks and six days where the gestational sac was 2.33 cm with no heartbeats found. The second ultrasound was six w...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks mostly look like a missed abortion. Usually by six weeks or later, the heartbeat appears on the scan provided. You seem to have regular periods. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-d...  Read Full »

How long do I have to wait to get pregnant, after a missed abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive from past six years. A year back I had a laparoscopy for tube bend. My reports show the length of the uterus is 82 mm. Gravid uterus reveals one gestational sac with an embryo, CRL is 10 mm, which corresponds to the gestational age of seven weeks and six days i...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry about the loss, but let me assure you one thing, you will surely get pregnant again. It is not just to console you, but if you got pregnant before, irrespective of the result, you will get pregnant again. Let me explain what and why is missed abortion. A healthy ...  Read Full »

I did not bleed after taking Misoprostol. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I started bleeding heavily after taking Mifepristone. It was not regular periods but thick blood clots, which lasted for a day. On the next day, I inserted a Misoprostol in the vagina, as I will be taking one tablet after every 12 hours (in total four tablets). After the first tablet, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mifepristone is a hormonal pill which will dislodge the embryo from the uterus, that is the embryo will be will be free from the walls of the uterus after 48 hours. Having four tablets of Misoprostol 200 mcg orally or vaginally at a time is simple...  Read Full »

Fetal ultrasound failed to detect heartbeat. Has the child been aborted?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's last period date was two months ago. After one month, we came to know through blood tests that she is pregnant. She had her first ultrasound 10 days ago and the baby is fine at five weeks and five days with a heartbeat of 114. But for the last three to four days, she saw som...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If a repeat ultrasound shows no heartbeat then she has experienced a missed abortion. This means that after the arrival of the heartbeat, the heart has stopped and the fetus is no more alive and not growing. The bleeding is nature's way of aborting the non-developi...  Read Full »

Baby has a heartbeat of 110 bpm.Is there a chance of abortion?Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. The doctor diagnosed that the baby has a heartbeat of 110 bpm and there is a chance of abortion. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the heartbeat is present, though it is 110 bpm which is less, we cannot definitely say that the heartbeat of the fetus would stop. But a close follow up and repeat scan is required after a week to keep a watch on the heartbeat of the fetus. Missed abortion a co...  Read Full »

How long does it take for the endometrium lining to grow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  Read Full »

What are the possible types of miscarriage during initial days of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,What type of miscarriage is possible during the first six weeks? What are the expected symptoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the first six weeks of pregnancy, if one bleed with cramps then it may be due to threatened miscarriage whereby one should seek immediate medical consultation. This stage can be reverted to normal pregnancy. If one experience some tissue along with clot of blood...  Read Full »

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