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Can You Have A Miscarriage And Not Know It
Yes: You may have a miscarriage without ever knowing it. You may have a heavier than normal period or some cramping followed by bleeding. Please consult your physician for proper birth control and testing for STD's. Unfortunately I diagnose STD's in young people your age on a regular basis. Please protect yourself from an unplanned pregnancy and a sexually transmitted disease! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
My dr confirmed I miscarried based a blood test, I have the paper work but I don't understand how he knows, it doesn't show my hcg levels?
See below: Ms. Kathryn 440: You have two related questions. It would be better to talk to your doctor for explanation. Blood HCG needs to be higher than 25 to diagnose pregnancy. It is not clear how a urine pregnancy test told you that you are 2-3 weeks pregnant. You may repeat the urine pregnancy test, be sure to follow the instructions for the test carefully. Better would be to see your doctor for a repeat blood test and if needed an ultrasound examination. ...Read more
Sort of: A blood test can detect the HCG hormone 7-10 days after a woman ovulates, and before she has even missed a period. She can then go on to have a normal period. We often call this a 'biochemical pregnancy' because the test is positive, but it was too early to see anything on sonogram. While this technically could be a miscarriage, it probably happens more often than we know. ...Read more
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