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Danville, KY
A 27-year-old female asked:

Early pregnancy went to er heard hb bleeding and blood clots how to tell the difference between miscarriage and clots?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Very difficult : And would require a microscope. An easier way is to measure the pregnancy hormone, hcg, in the mother's blood and then measure it again 2-3 days later. If pregnant, it should increase (usually doubles every 3 days in early pregnancy). Also, depending on how many weeks pregnant (at least 4-5 weeks), transvaginal ultrasound may show evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy.
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