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Whats the difference between an early miscarriage and a delayed period?

Whats the difference between an early miscarriage and a delayed period?

Perhaps none.: Your astute question highlights the fact that many delayed periods are in fact embryonic losses of undiagnosed pregnancies. Only a timely determination of the pregnancy hormones could substantiate this on an individual level. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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


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I hd miscarriage on 12/07,I hd unprotected sex wit my hubby on 30,31&1st on vacation, I'm Delayed period 1-2days now. Pls advice asap?

I hd miscarriage on 12/07,I hd unprotected sex wit my hubby on 30,31&1st on vacation, I'm
Delayed period 1-2days now. Pls advice asap?

Hmmm....: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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8days delayed period, pregnancy stripe shows positive, n suddenly there is bleeding.Does that mean miscarriage?My cycle is short, average 24-25days.

8days delayed period, pregnancy stripe shows positive, n suddenly there is bleeding.Does that mean miscarriage?My cycle is short, average 24-25days.

Depends: Sometimes bleeding is a sign of miscarriage, or sometimes it's a sign of early bleeding in pregnancy. You should make an appt with a doctor in case pregnancy is ectopic, as early bleeding can be assc with that as well. An ultrasound to make sure pregnancy is in uterus is best. If you keep bleeding for 4-5 days, likely miscarriage. Bottom line, get checked out to be sure and safe! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have early miscarriage or late period?

How do I know if I have early miscarriage or late period?

Pregnancy test: A positive pregnancy is the easiest way to determine if you are having a miscarriage. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between miscarriage and late period symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between miscarriage and late period symptoms?

A positive BHCG: If you were pregnant the blood quantitative beta should be + until it becomes less than 5 miu so usually you would see a low or decreasing bhcgs if you had a misc unless it was very early and the bhcg already went down to under 5 miu, your obgyn can do this test. ...Read more

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Is there any way tell the difference between a cyst or miscarriage after a + test followed by - tests late period which is irregular? ?

Is there any way tell the difference between a cyst or miscarriage after a + test followed by - tests late period which is irregular? ?

Possibly : If you are still having symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, or bleeding, then see your physician. They may recommend bloodwork and/or a pelvic ultrasound which would allow you to identify the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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21 days late period. Could this affect after miscarriage from last year November?

Not likely: No, if you have had regular periods since Nov then this is not likely due to the miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is 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 an elective interrupted ...Read more