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I'm back :( *update*

Hi ladies. I hate to say it, but I'm back. Another missed miscarriage.

I'm going to ask my doc to send me to a specialist. I've had one healthy child, then three miscarriages in a row. Two of them were missed miscarriages where the baby probably died around 6 weeks.

What should I ask? What tests should they do?

Update:

I wanted to pop in and say that my miscarriage is now complete. It's a real relief, actually. I had contractions on and off for about 12 hours, which was starting to worry me. I was pretty sure the placenta separated after about 4 hours, with all the blood and pain, but nothing else came out. Finally I gave birth yesterday afternoon. The bag of waters never broke, and the baby (in the amniotic sac) stayed attached to the placenta, so that's why it took so long (it was pretty big all together like that).

Anyway, I went to emerg after so they could check that it was complete and they took the baby and tissue for testing. Everything looks good and my HCG is already down to 3000 (yeah!). Hopefully we'll be able to figure out what is wrong soon.

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oh hon. I am so very very sorry. I am just heartbroken for you. Sad Your doc should do tests after a third loss. I don't know what testing though, since I have not had much done. I think my ob mentioned being tested about a clotting disorder that can cause miscarriages. Just ask your doc lots of questions as to what you can do, and such. Please kup, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sad

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I am SO sorry about your losses. I'm in a very similar boat: had a healthy baby, and then multiple m/c's. It's such a horrible, horrible ordeal.

I'm afraid I can't remember what all the test were for, after my 3rd m/c. I just remember that it was simple: a number of blood sampling tests, and urine tests.

I hope you find the answers you're looking for. Keep the faith!

Please keep writing in. We all care, and we're going to help you through this.

Big Hugs,
Nicole

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Thanks girls. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Has anyone gone on BCP after a miscarriage? I was thinking of doing that for a month to try and reset my hormones.

I've decided that, in addition to asking for a specialist, I'm going to ask my doc to check my thyroid function, check for diabetes and check for antiphospholipid syndrome (which is easily fixed with aspirin and heparin). That should at least check for some easy solutions. Other than that, I'm not sure there is much we can do other than try again.

I'm just stuck here in the waiting boat. I'm having lots of cramps and bleeding since last night, but still no baby. I really hope the baby comes soon. Tomorrow is the EDD of my first angel. How weird is that?

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I don't know about bc after a miscarriage, but they say it takes 3mo for your body to adjust to bc, so I don't know if one month would do much, ya know. Definitely ask the doc. I'm glad you have some things to ask the doc to test you for as well. I'm sorry that you are just waiting right now. Hugs! Did your doc give you a time you need to miscarry by before going to the d&c? I'm sorry that your first angel's edd is falling on an already difficult time. Sad

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Oh no! I'm really, really sorry to see you here Sad I was really hoping the best for you this time!

The only thing I can think that you might want to test is your hormone levels. I don't remember what your chart looked like, but if your LP was less than 12 days, you might have low progesterone, which can prevent proper implantation. That was definitely the case with my last m/c. (The baby stopped growing at 6 weeks and I found out at 11 weeks.) In any case, I'd stay off bc until you see the specialist in case they do want to check your hormone levels, ovulation, etc.

Again, I'm truly sorry. I hope you can get this figured out.

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sorry, hit the wrong button...posted too soon

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I am so sorry to hear about this most recent loss. I have also been in this same boat. I now have 2 healthy children, but also have 4 angels up in heaven. After my 3rd loss they did a whole battery of tests. It seems like they drew a million viles of blood. They did not find anything that seemed to be causing the miscarriages. So the next time we tried I took a baby aspirin each day and they also started me on progesterone. I don't know if that's what did it or not, but I didn't miscarry that next pregnancy. I'm sure they have a typical battery of tests they run, but I've heard others mention the thyroid and hormone problems often.

And I don't really know much about the bc, sorry. I hope that the tests can offer you some answers. Take time to heal and we're here if you need us.

Sabrina

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re: pg ment

did you have an ultrasound with your mc you knew about?

i had a mc at 7 weeks the first time i was pg. this time, i went for a u/s at 8 weeks and the dr diagnosed me as having a bicornuate uterus which is a birth defect that the uterus didn't properly fuse during development. there is only a 55-65% chance of fetal survival with the diagnosis (25% chance of preterm birth). it is rare but a possibility. when i had my mc i was at a not so good hospital with no insurance and didn't receive the best treatment. they told me the whole most mcs are unexplained and there's nothing we can tell you crap. my dr this time said more than likely the baby the first time implanted in the improperly formed part.

i'm not saying that's the issue because it is rather rare. but, awareness of possibilities can help. and i'd like people to be aware that there are other causes besides hormone levels and the regular simple things that are tested for. and i'm not saying that just because that's the problem i have someone else will have it too.

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I'm so sorry and my heart goes out to you.

I also have a unusual shaped utuerus which makes me really have a high risk for m/c. Mine is a T-shape and I think the statistics for me loosing a baby is something like 70%.

I know you had a successful PG in the past, however severa women with abnormal shapes have too. To find out the shape there are a few different tests that can be done. HSG, MRI, and then a little more invasive hysteroscope and laprascopy which I think is the most invasive.

One other things is if you had a c-section with your PG is that something could have healed into the wrong spot and cause a misformation. My mom had this where her uterus fused to surrounding tissues and they didn't find it until after 2 m/c and then finally an ectopic when they needed to do surgery and saw it. After that she had my sister successfully. We are 9 years apart.

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