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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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

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 »

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

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 condit...  Read Full »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

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

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 type of miscarriage is possible during six weeks 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

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 »

Why did my second ultrasound show an empty embryonic sac?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of two kids. My last period was before 69 days. I am worried and I took a urine pregnancy test before 20 days. It showed me a positive result. I have my usual pregnancy symptoms. Last week, I had some spotting in chocolate color. I took my ultrasound before five days. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Prem

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You may have a missed miscarriage. This occurs due to defective embryogenesis. Due to your age, your ovum may have meiotic dysfunction causing multiplication errors. Just wait for a week and repeat your ultrasound scan.   Read Full »

I am bleeding during pregnancy. Could it be due to sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old woman. I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant as per USG report. Four days ago, I have had a little bleeding with pain. It was mucus type blood and dark brown colored. I went to a local gynecologist for seeking medical treatment. He advised me to take Duphaston 10 mg tablet twi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Truly speaking, any form of bleeding in pregnant state is risky and needs consultation. An ultrasonography is appropriate here, but you need another scan at 7 weeks or 2 weeks later to know whether you are having any viable fetus or not.  Absence of fetal heartbeat or...  Read Full »

What is the chance of nonviable pregnancy with positive HCG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female with no known health conditions. I recently became pregnant (spontaneous conception). I approximate that I conceived on 19th June. I had a transvaginal ultrasound done on 23rd that only revealed an empty gestational sac measuring 6 weeks and 4 days. I was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would advise you to repeat your scan after one week as your beta HCG has been progressively increasing. If you still have just the sac and no pain or bleeding, you can go for medical management to terminate. Then it will be a missed abortion. TVS (transvaginal scan...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for continuous missed abortion and IUGR?

Query: Hello doctor, I am married for over three years. In these three years, I had five miscarriages. First three times I had miscarriages in the second and third month (due to missed heart beat of the baby) then in the fourth time I had the termination of pregnancy in the sixth month (due to low amniot...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Learning from your history, you are a case of recurrent pregnancy loss with three continuous abortions (missed abortion) in the first three pregnancies but you had a fourth naturally conceived pregnancy which lasted for six months and was terminated for severe IUGR (...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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