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Doctor insights on: Chemical Pregnancy Miscarriage Blood Clots

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Had sex 18 dy ago. Some pregnancy symptoms. Bleeding&fleshy long tissue dropped out of vagina last night&blood clots. Could it be miscarriage?

Had sex 18 dy ago. Some pregnancy symptoms. Bleeding&fleshy long tissue dropped out of vagina last night&blood clots. Could it be miscarriage?

Bleeding: Less likely especially if you didn't miss your period. If you're in doubt, do pregnancy test. In case of miscarriage, it would still be positive. If you're still having symptoms, see a doc. ...Read more

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Having all the signs of a miscarriage cramps, back pains, weakness, heavy bleeding and blood clots, is so why did the pregnancy test give a positive?

Having all the signs of a miscarriage cramps, back pains, weakness, heavy bleeding and blood clots, is so why did the pregnancy test give a positive?

May happen: It takes a while for the pregnancy test to become negative after a spontaneous miscarriage. If your bleeding is heavy such that you are changing a pad every hour or so, your should let your OB/GYN know. ...Read more

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It's a week after my period. Having light spotting with some small blood clots negative pregnancy test. What can this mean? I had a miscarriage before.

It's a week after my period. Having light spotting with some small blood clots negative pregnancy test. What can this mean? I had a miscarriage before.

Likely normal: Variation. There are variations in the menstrual flow, what you described seems to fit in that. You may wish to take oral iron supplements to avoid becoming anemic from the extra blood loss. If the irregularity lasts more than two periods, it would be prudent to see your doctor. If you could get pregnant, please take pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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Last yr since pregnant 5th wk, blood clot found sometimes every 10 to 15 days, miscarriage at 13th wk. Need to check anything for safe next pregnancy?

Last yr since pregnant 5th wk, blood clot found sometimes every 10 to 15 days, miscarriage at 13th wk. Need to check anything for safe next pregnancy?

13 wk Miscarriage: This was probably an abnormal fetus and your likihood for a repeat event is small. See your doctor for a preconceptual bvisit along with your partner to determine genetic risks. ...Read more

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Last yr 1st pregnancy since 5th wk, big blood clot found every 10-15days, miscarriage at 13th wk. Possible antiphospholipid? Tsh4.69 last wk. Help!

Last yr 1st pregnancy since 5th wk, big blood clot found every 10-15days, miscarriage at 13th wk. Possible antiphospholipid? Tsh4.69 last wk. Help!

See details: The TSH level is normal. Usually clotting analysis is done if there is a second miscarriage. If you are that concerned, have the blood testing done. ...Read more

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Could being 6 Days late then bleeding, Blood clots and bad cramping be a chemical miscarriage?

Could being 6 Days late then bleeding, Blood clots and bad cramping be a chemical miscarriage?

Take a test: You could take a pregnancy test and see if it positive. A pregnancy test will still be positive if someone is having a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Passing large blood clots five days before period. Could this be an early miscarriage?

Passing large blood clots five days before period. Could this be an early miscarriage?

It is possible: But u should see your gyn asap or a gyn as u need an exam, blood work to r/o preg and other hormones and to check your hb level, and a pelvic ultrasound to check the uterus and ovaries, and you may possibly need an in office hysteroscopy to look at the endometrium and an endometrial biopsy and once your doc knows what the cause is then there are different treatment options. ...Read more

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How long does a miscarriage last and does bleeding and blood clots always mean something bad at 12 weeks?

How long does a miscarriage last and does bleeding and blood clots always mean something bad at 12 weeks?

Retained products: What you described suggests retained products of conception. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist to ascertain if you need a dilatation and curettage.
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I'm having blackish brown discharge in 5th day of my miscarriage, after is lightened up upto 3 days after passing blood clots and blood is it normal?

I'm having blackish brown discharge in 5th day of my miscarriage, after is lightened up upto 3 days after passing blood clots and blood is it normal?

Yes: Typically, "blackish brown" discharge means old blood and is not worrisome. Bright red blood in between normal menses is always worrisome, as well as after miscarriage. ...Read more

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Could I have a miscarriage in january because I have been spotting ever since and I release some major blood clots in january and once again in april?

Irergular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are trying to conceive the schedule a visit. Schedule a visit to see if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Are blood clots or a DVT common after a miscarriage?

Are blood clots or a DVT common after a miscarriage?

No: Uncommon. Your doctor may work you up to see if there are underlying causes for forming a dvt. ...Read more

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Is having rib pain/back pain & big blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Is having rib pain/back pain & big blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

??: Need more info, such as menstrual cycle, missed periods, pregnancy test, ... So, if presuming that you are/were pregnant, then the above symptoms are certainly concerning for a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I am having a few small blood clots a day after my period ended. Is this a miscarriage?

I am having a few small blood clots a day after my period ended. Is this a miscarriage?

No: The fact that you had a period means that you aren't pregnant. It sounds like the body is just expelling a bit more tissue and blood. ...Read more

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I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if I able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

I have heavy bleeding with large blood clots also wonder if I able to still conceive my age is 34 no children right now one miscarriage.

Heavy menses: You may want to consult your doctor concerning your heavy menstrual cycles. Medical conditions such as fibroids or polyps can cause heavier and longer menstruation and may interfere with pregnancy and cause infertility. ...Read more

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3/9 brown spotting 3/10 brown spotting into moment of red blood then back to spotting 3/11 spotting into red blood & clots Prd or early miscarriage?

Need more info: Did you miss a period? If you missed a period by more than 4-5 days and a pregnancy test was positive, it would be an early miscarriage, otherwise it is likely to be a normal variation in the cycle. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
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Is it safe to take Cefdinir and Methylpredisone during an irregular menstrual? I am passing very large blood clots after a miscarriage 3 months ago.

Is it safe to take Cefdinir and Methylpredisone during an irregular menstrual? I am passing very large blood clots after a miscarriage 3 months ago.

Unrelated: Antibiotics and steroids would not be prescribed for an irregular menstrual cycle. If they were prescribed for something else by a doctor then the decision to use them would not be altered based on the status of the menstrual cycle or based on a miscarriage a few months ago ...Read more

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Is it ok to be bleeding from a natural miscarriage 2 weeks after I passed big blood clots?

Not unusual: This is a very common side effect after miscarriage and can last up to 1-2 months. Make sure you are not anemic or having symptoms of anemia (light headedness etc.). Otherwise, follow up with your physician and consider a repeat quantitative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in oct 12, I bleed 2 weeks after. A few months after I started having brown blood clots which are still continuing?

I had a miscarriage in oct 12, I bleed 2 weeks after. A few months after I started having brown blood clots which are still continuing?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Horrible cramping pain, so bad I couldn't get out of bed. Huge blood clots, heavy bleed. Is it a miscarriage?

Horrible cramping pain, so bad I couldn't get out of bed. Huge blood clots, heavy bleed. Is it a miscarriage?

May be: It not feasible to know with certainty. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, usually due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. Often the only manifestation is a delayed heavy period. The term chemical pregnancy is some times used for this situation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe cramping, some blood clots and heavy bleeding. Is this a miscarriage?

What to do if I have severe cramping, some blood clots and heavy bleeding. Is this a miscarriage?

Bleeding & Pregnant: If you've had a documented positive pregnancy test this could be a miscarriage based on the symptoms you're describing. Immediate consultation with your ob/gyn is warranted to determine this and to ensure that it is not an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage. Now they are saying I have blood clots in my uterus and want to do another d&c is this a normal option?

I had a miscarriage. Now they are saying I have blood clots in my uterus and want to do another d&c is this a normal option?

D ; C: It would be advisable. Retained tissue or blood in the uterus following a miscarriage sets up a chance to get an infection there. ...Read more

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For two weeks Iv been having heavy bleeding n blood clots I fill a pad up within 45 min to a hr no cramping just discomfort did I have a miscarriage?

For two weeks Iv been having heavy bleeding n blood clots I fill a pad up within 45 min to a hr no cramping just discomfort did I have a miscarriage?

Urgent!: You need to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. It doesn't matter wether it's pregnancy loss or another cause, such blood loss not only makes you anemic but lowers your resistance to infection. See your doc now! ...Read more

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I am experiencing heavy bleeding with huge blood clots cramping and lower back pain. Can this be a sign of miscarriage?

I am experiencing heavy bleeding with huge blood clots cramping and lower back pain. Can this be a sign of miscarriage?

Yes: Sometimes a woman can miscarry without actually missing a period, since you didn't mention your period, I'm going to assume this might be the case with your question. Blood clots can mean miscarriage, can also mean excess estrogen or excess progesterone. Back pain often accompanies when there is a lot of blood going through the cervix or passage of clots. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more