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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:55 pm

Hey all, :D
Can someone give me the exact definition of miscarriages?
How is it caused? does it happen naturally or are there any artificial methods?
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:42 pm

I believe there is not a single cause, but multiple. It does occur naturally sometimes..
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:33 am

What is miscarriages? Is it like abortus?
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Postby Poison » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:19 pm

Often, miscarriages are because of some diseases. Can be thought as the nature's protection for having healthy individuals. But this is not always the case. The exact reason can not be found. It is natural. If you ask about "abortion", it is artificial.

For exact definition, you can say "Loss of pregnancy".
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:24 am

I have to tell you that it is different between "abortus" and "abortion" ;)
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Postby bearhug » Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:39 am

You'd be surprised how common miscarriages are. My sister had one and she is a perfectly healthy person. I've grown up around nurses and apparantly alot of women have miscarriages when they are young, especially on their first try. The menstrual cycle is different in every woman and I wonder if an irregular cycle plays a role in miscarriages.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:20 am

The level of estradiol really contributes on miscarriage :)
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Postby Poison » Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:31 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:I have to tell you that it is different between "abortus" and "abortion" ;)


I know the difference. I think I couldn't explain it clearly. I mean, if you are talking about ( I was answering the authors's question) loss of pregnancy with your decision,artificially, that is abortion.
I used the word correctly, not referring to miscarriages.

I was talking about the diseases in the baby, not the mother. Plus this is one of the reasons, not the only reason.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:58 am

Ok, understood :)
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Postby Squawkbox » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:51 pm

Most miscarrages occur because the baby isnt viable and couldnt survive because of events which happen during fertilisation or because its getetic code is flawed. Most miscarrages also occur during the first few days of pregnancy even before the mother knows shes pregnant-which is probably a blessing.
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Postby atypical10 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:08 pm

A miscarriage is pregnancy lost before 20 weeks. It could be caused by thyriod disease, choromosomal abnormalities, diabetes.
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Postby LilKim » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:06 pm

I used to work in a laboratory that dealt with trying to determine why spontaneus abortions (miscarriages) happened.

Basically, the ob/gyn would send us an entire fetus or a part of it. I've probably looked at 3,000 and after a while I got to the point that I can look at fetal structure (morphology, tissue and chorionic villi) and tell if something was wrong!

When we performed further analysis .... 99.99999% of the aborted fetuses that looked abnormal were in fact GENETICALLY abnormal (too many/few chromosomes, loss/Gain of DNA fragments, gain of entire chromosomes)

And approx. 40% of those that appeared normal indeed had non-viable genetic changes.( too many/few chromosomes, loss/Gain of DNA fragments, gain of entire chromosomes, large and small translocation, single gene loss/gain)

Of course there clearly is a subset of diseases that are difficult to diagnose in a clinical lab ... and because of the resolution of our clincal studies it is very possible that were were not able to accurately diagnose a genetic problem (a lethal one).

From my personal experience ... I strongly believe that "misscarriages" are nature's way of "getting-rid" of something that's "sickly" or "non-viable" ...

(OF COURSE!!! there are other reasons why misscarriages DO happen ... but the VAST majority is due to genetic incompatibilitly)

the rule of thumb??? If a woman has more than 3 miscarriages there is a SERIOUS posibility that genetics underly the problem ... therefore, wife and husband should speak to a geneticist ... who will be able to determine if that's the problem and determine a next-step towards a solution. (ie. in-vitro fertilization.. ). This situation is generally NOT completely hopeless... cuz the technolgy is availiable to help .. (i've worked veryy closely with a leading doctor in New York City and seen HUNDREDS of sucess stories!!!)

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