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i previously had a miscarriage and now im 8 weeks pregnant,im so scared that it is going to happen again,i get stomach cramps and feel thats it is going to happen,also im 8 weeks and look about 5 months is this normal?x


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replied May 11th, 2009
Miscarriages and polyhydramniosis



The reason for the previous miscarriage might have been helpful. Reasons for miscarriage might be of anatomical or physiological origin. If the anatomy cause is not removed, another miscarriage might easily happen due to the same reason. The cause for pregnancy is different in different periods of the pregnancy. So, data about what week you had the miscarriage might be useful for further diagnostic procedures.
If you think that your belly is bigger then it should be, then you might want to visit your gynecologist for ultrasound. One of the most often reasons for increased belly size is polyhydramnios. Polyhydramnios is a condition when an excess amniotic fluid is present in the amniotic sac. The amniotic fluid is expected to be more than 2000 ml in this condition. Many reasons might cause polyhydramnios, some of which include: maternal diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal or neurological abnormalities in the fetus.
But first, polyhydramnios has to be confirmed by your gynecologist using ultrasound scan.
Meanwhile, try not to worry too much because your previous miscarriage might have made you too sensitive to any changes of your body and what you interpret as oversized belly might be actually quite normal size. It can not be told without further measurements by your gynecologist.


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