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Vancouver, WA
A 42-year-old female asked:

Miscarriage 10 days ago, no bleeding for 3 days, why is pregnancy test still positive?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Takes days to weeks: After miscarriage occurs HCG does not disappear from womens body right away.The level falls back to zero in few days to few weeks.Hcg(human chorionic gonadotropins) is what is detected in urine to detect pregnancy.
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