Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Loss of pregnancy without any external cause before the 20th week is called miscarriage. Most women have healthy pregnancies after a miscarriage, but approximately 1 % have repeated miscarriage. You can conceive two weeks after a miscarriage, but it is advised to wait at least for three months.

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I am a 24-year-old, pregnant and not ready to start a family. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been on birth control for over four years and have regular(unprotected) sex because I thought that maybe getting pregnant was not in the cards for me. However, I just found out I am seven weeks pregnant. I am 24 years old, and while I am not a teenager, I feel I am not ready...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After the age of 21 years, a female body is capable of getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy baby. If you have no financial or personal issues, this is the right time to have your first baby and then have a gap of at least four to five years for your career. Fee...  Read Full »

I am a pregnant woman, and I have blood clot-like discharges come out. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was confirmed pregnant a few months ago, and I have given birth twice before (six and seven years ago) through vaginal delivery. I have been actively using heroin (IV) and cocaine (smoking) for eight years on and off. I have blood clot-like discharges come out.What are the steps that...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and I am sorry for your loss. Spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage, is defined as the loss of pregnancy at less than 20 weeks of gestation. On transvaginal ultrasound, there would be no remaining products of conception in the ...  Read Full »

My ultrasound report indicates irregularity in the gestational sac. Could it lead to miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am pregnant and sharing my ultrasound report with you. My early five-week transabdominal ultrasound shows an irregular gestational sac and a perfect yolk sac. There is no bleeding or pain.I have suffered from a miscarriage last year. Due to my previous losses, I am taking 400 mg Proge...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have checked your ultrasound reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) which indicates irregular gestational sac that would need monitoring. You are taking the correct medication. It can become normal. We will have to wait for two weeks and get an ...  Read Full »

When is it safe to conceive again after miscarrying at 12 weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. It has been two months now. Can I plan for the next baby and conceive now?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better if you conceive after two more months. Give a gap of four to five months after the miscarriage. The uterus will return back to its original contour in this time period. Until then, I suggest you practice contraception.  Read Full »

Would an endometrium of 7.6 mm thickness cause any problems in a future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the attached scan report of my pelvis and let me know if there is anything abnormal. This scan was done today, because I had a miscarriage nine months ago and the scan after miscarriage said that 13 mm of residue is being seen. The doctor confirmed that I need not worry a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your query I understood that you have a previous history of miscarriage and a follow up scan showed a 13 mm endometrium thickness. A 13 mm endometrium thickness is borderline, which means you may or may not have required a surgical evacuation at that time. Also...  Read Full »

What should I do to avoid miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I was five weeks pregnant. But, yesterday night there was slight bleeding. I went to my gynecologist today, who did an ultrasound and transvaginal scan. He said there is no gestational sac. What do I do now? When is it safe to get pregnant again?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your loss. Early pregnancy losses are mostly caused due to genetic problems in the baby. The right sperm has to meet the right egg to form the right embryo to sit in the right place of the endometrium. Unfortunately, in your case, either the e...  Read Full »

Does bleeding after a positive pregnancy test indicate a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for four months now. Last month, I got two positive pregnancy tests followed by some bleeding a week after the test. I bled for about a week. And this month, I also got three positive pregnancy tests. I got a positive test two days before my missed period...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? If you had bleeding, as in periods, then this is a fresh pregnancy. But, if that bleeding was minimal or just discharge, it is the same pregnancy continuing. All you can do is to get a serum beta hCG and repeat it after 48 hours. If this is a healthy p...  Read Full »

How important is cervical length in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 weeks pregnant. I have a history of miscarriage in my previous pregnancy, as my cervix was open early at 19 weeks. My cervix length is 3.5 centimeters now, and I am monitored by ultrasound every two weeks. My physician said that cervical cerclage is needed only if the cervical le...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. Your doctor has suggested and put you on the right course of action. Cervix length of less than 2.5 cm causes preterm deliveries. It takes around ten to fourteen days for the cervical length to change; hence the advice ...  Read Full »

Will thrombophilia cause pregnancy loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant and has previously had a miscarriage. After her first miscarriage, we did some follow-up blood work. I have attached the reports for your reference. I just wanted a second opinion on them if anything is indicative that this is a high-risk pregnancy and any precautions...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Having seen the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), with ANA (antinuclear antibody) positive status, this makes her a case of inherited thrombophilia where chances of intra-capillary coagulation are increased during pregnancy. The other p...  Read Full »

Where my miscarriages due to Progesterone injection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had three miscarriages after taking a Progesterone injection. The two miscarriages were chemical pregnancy and the other one was formed. But miscarriage happened. Now I am having pregnancy symptoms. My last menstrual period was 40 days back.   Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your obstetric history, it is necessary to evaluate the cause of having a recurrent miscarriage. Progesterone injection will not cause any miscarriage as progesterone is the hormone necessary for the continuation of pregnancy and it acts as a support for pregna...  Read Full »

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