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A 19-year-old female asked:

in order to have a miscarriage do you have to have bleeding and bad cramping as symptoms?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No : Many times miscarriages are diagnosed by sonogram in patients who have no symptoms at all, .

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A 24-year-old member asked:

I have been bleeding for a month after miscarriage. Should I go to the doctor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: After a pregnancy loss most patients will bleed. The length of time is variable from a few days to a few weeks. The normal menses should then resume. On occasion the bleeding continues, this may be a sign of retained tissue and should be investigated. The md will do blood tests, examination and ultrasound. If tissue is present a D&C or meds may be needed.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Well i'm bleeding bad now do u think in having a miscarriage ?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Miscarriage: Do a home pregnancy test. If pregnant (or even if not pregnant), you should see a doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long after bleeding from a miscarriage do you start a period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Varies: But it can be up to 6 weeks.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long after the sac passages from a miscarriage will there be bleeding?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
At the same time.: When the products of conception are passed/expelled, vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal cramping are expected.
Dr. David Lemme
Dr. David Lemme commented
Family Medicine 35 years experience
The bleeding or spotting after a miscarriage may last up to a week or so, but should be progressively lighter each day. If bleeding has not resolved within this time, or if you develop increased pain or a fever, you should see your doctor.
Jul 9, 2012
Vinton, VA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you have a miscarriage without any bleeding?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unusual: You may bleed like a heavy period and actually be having a miscarriage. Rarely will the pregnancy just be absorbed by the body. If you have missed a period and have a positive pregnancy test, you need to see a doctor.

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