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I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8. That same day I began spotting. I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage. Today is was13?

I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8.  That same day I began spotting.  I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage.  Today is was13?

Need to repeat: Had you been pregnant with a healthy embryo, HCG level would have increased two fold over two days. It would be prudent to repeat the HCG levels. If you get abdominal pain, go to the emergency room of a hospital to rule out ectopic pregnancy. ...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'm 38 & had the Essure, I'm a day late but had a gush of water come out which soaked my leg and panties. Am I pregnant or experiencing a miscarriage?

I'm 38 & had the Essure, I'm a day late but had a gush of water come out which soaked my leg and panties. Am I pregnant or experiencing a miscarriage?

ESSURE: The verdict is not out yet on this product-there has been some good reviews and quite a few bad reviews-effectiveness reportedly as good as oral birth control pills not as effective as tubal ligation and if you get pregnant very high probability it will be an ectopic pregnancy----If you think you are pregnant wait 10 days and check first morning urine. gush of water most likely stress incontinence ...Read more

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Just miscarried experiencing dry mouth and thirst prior to MC. Don't have diabetes was tested came up negative. Is it normal?

Just miscarried experiencing dry mouth and thirst prior to MC. Don't have diabetes was tested came up negative. Is it normal?

Probably: Dry mouth and increased thirst as well as increased urination are symptoms of diabetes and diabetes can increase the risk of miscarriage but if the testing for diabetes was negative there shouldn't be anything else to worry about. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges

High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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When do miscarriages occur?

When do miscarriages occur?

Anytime: Misacrriages can occur from hours after conception until hours before birth. ...Read more

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How can u tell if you miscarried?

How can u tell if you miscarried?

Varies: Sometimes it is obvious, many times it is not. Most women have some amount of bleeding during early pregnancy due to implantation and they may think they have (or are) miscarried. The best way to tell for sure is with an ultrasound and sometimes by following serial HCG levels in the blood. ...Read more

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How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

You may not know: You can know you have miscarried if you pass and can recognize pregnancy tissue, or if you have a positive pregnancy test that becomes negative after heavy bleeding. Simple heavy bleeding does not necessarily mean you have miscarried. Your physician can also sometimes tell by exam or sonogram. ...Read more

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Are miscarriages common after the first?

Are miscarriages common after the first?

Good news: Miscarriage, unfortunately, is very common. The risk of a second miscarriage is no higher than the risk of the first, good luck! ...Read more

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How do I really know if I have miscarried?

Testing: Depending on the situation, we use blood beta-hcg hormone levels and/or ultrasounds to determine if a miscarriage has occurred. ...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