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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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Why do some websites report miscarriage risk drops significantly at 12 weeks while others say 13 weeks? Which is correct?

Why do some websites report miscarriage risk drops significantly at 12 weeks while others say 13 weeks? Which is correct?

Before 12 weeks: I and others have published data which show that if a pregnancy is viable and normal at 10 weeks, the risk of miscarriage is less than 5%. Most abnormal pregnancies will miscarry prior to this time, or have abnormalities at the time of the 10 week ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does a drop of 7 in hCG in only 30 hours indicate a miscarriage? are levels lower with boys?

See provider: Usually HCG doubles in 48-72 hours with a normal pregnancy. A drop is concerning. But that depends on the gestational age. HCG levels drop after 12 weeks in a normal pregnancy. Please see your provider for clarification. How far along is this pregnancy? Has an ultrasound been ordered? Are there symptoms such as bleeding, cramping? Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a hemoglobin drop from 12.4 to 9.3 in one week? 12.4 was after a miscarriage and 9.3 was a week later (no bleeding.)

What would cause a hemoglobin drop from 12.4 to 9.3 in one week? 12.4 was after a miscarriage and 9.3 was a week later (no bleeding.)

Recheck/follow up: You may have bled considerable in order for Hb to drop by 3 Gms. There is a small chance it was a lab error. Either way you should obtain a repeat Hemoglobin check along with a CBC and then share your results with us or with your gynecologist, asking for further advice. ...Read more

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How quickly can your hCG levels drop after a miscarriage?

How quickly can your hCG levels drop after a miscarriage?

7-60 days.: Return of the serum HCG concentration to undetectable following pregnancy termination varies widely from 7 to 60 days. The period of time depends primarily upon the HCG concentration at the time of termination. The HCG concentration peaks at 8 to 11 weeks at approximately 100, 000 miu. This is in contrast with term pregnancy, for which the HCG concentration is lower. ...Read more

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How fast do your hCG levels drop after you have a miscarriage?

How fast do your hCG levels drop after you have a miscarriage?

Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I was told i was having a miscarriage due to bleeding & drop hcg. I took a digital home test & says im further along then what i was. Why?

I was told i was having  a miscarriage due to bleeding & drop hcg.  I took a digital home test & says im further along then what i was. Why?

Pregnancy hormone: Early pregnancy bleeding and threat of miscarriage is best monitored through serum (blood) HCG levels, preferably at the same lab for comparison purposes. This, coupled with clinician evaluation of the uterine cavity with tvus, and review of blood testing can help determine if the pregnancy is viable. You may need Rhogam injection if you have rh negative blood so please speak with your physician. ...Read more

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How fast does hCG level drop if you have a miscarriage and i took a blood test and it was positive if i had a miscarriage would it still be positive?

How fast does hCG level drop if you have a miscarriage and i took a blood test and it was positive if i had a miscarriage would it still be positive?

Yes: Yes beta h cg levels take some time to go to zero again after a miscarriage sometimes there can be retained products of conception in the uterus which causes the HCG levels to stay increased. Sometimes there is a abnormal proliferation of placental tissue. If it persists for more than three weeks please have this evaluated with your ob/gyn. ...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