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how to tell if i am having a miscarriage?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Miscarriage: Usually associated with cramping, heavy bleeding and passage of tissue. See your gyn if you have the above.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Need more info: It is difficult to say without more information. However, if you are concerned, it is best determined by bloodwork, examination, and evaluation by a doctor or midwife. A question like this is too important and really needs the right answer by a trained clinician.
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Bleeding and Pain: Most women with a miscarriage have bleeding and painful cramps. They will bleed heavily and pass a lot of tissue and blood clots. An ultrasound will confirm it. Blood test can also help.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about the symptoms after a miscarriage?

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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See below: Bleeding and cramping are the most common symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a period after miscarriage?

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends: If you are healthy, not anemic and have a first trimester miscarriage, you may have your menses within 4-6 weeks. If it is further along and you end up lactating, it may take a little longer.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can you tell difference between a miscarriage and period?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Pregnancy test: Without a positive blood or urine pregnancy test, it is nearly impossible to tell a miscarriage from a period, and most docs would assume it is just a period.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about a misdiagnosed miscarriage?

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Will try: Sometimes there is a slow growth of your pregnancy or your dates may not be accurate. These 2 situations can hastily tell a physician that you may be miscarrying. However, waiting a little bit will usually clarify the condition. Most doctors will wait a few weeks before planning any action and so it does not happen.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to know if I have a miscarriage!! help!!?

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Dr. Katherine Whiteley
Specializes in Family Medicine
Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately after the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. If there is abnormal bleeding, passage of tissue, abdominal cramping etc. then it is usually best to see a doctor. They can do an ultrasound, pregnancy hormone level and make sure there isn't an emergency like an ectopic pregnancy. At home if you had a pregnancy test that was positive and turns negative then there was a loss

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