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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?

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

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 don't know if I have had a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy or still pregnant i recently took 8 pregnancy tests;turned out positive, i started to have brownish discharge (very little) and then lite pink one day after missed period. My period is clockwo

I don't know if I have had a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy or still pregnant i recently took 8 pregnancy tests;turned out positive, i started to have brownish discharge (very little) and then lite pink one day after missed period. My period is clockwo

The : The short answer here is to see your doctor for a serum (blood) pregnancy test. If the test is positive (the result will be a number) then a repeat test will be done about 2-3 days later to see if the number is increasing, which means the pregnancy is progressing. Otherwise if it is negative then you probably had a complete miscarriage given the fact that 8 pregnancy tests were postive prior to the bleeding. All the best. ...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

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How to know if I have miscarriage?

How to know if I have miscarriage?

Ultraound: An ultrasound is used to measure the growth of your embryo and to see a heart beat. If the ultrasound does not show a heart beat, it can be repeated in another week to confirm. Blood test can also be done that will show that your pregnancy hormone is not rising. It ay actually be falling. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have a miscarriage or what!?

Seek care: If you start having bleeding after a positive pregnancy test then it is possible to be having a miscarriage. You should see a doctor anytime you have bleeding while pregnant. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have had a miscarriage?

How do you know if you have had a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Early miscarriages can be associated with a delayed period which is heavier and associated with cramping. This type of miscarriage is usually suspected, but not proved. Later miscarriages are associated with a positive pregnancy test and an ultrasound showing the fetus without any heart beat. This type usually requires a D & C or medical management to empty the uterus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a miscarriage!! help!!?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a miscarriage!! help!!?

Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately after the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. If there is abnormal bleeding, passage of tissue, abdominal cramping etc. then it is usually best to see a doctor. They can do an ultrasound, pregnancy hormone level and make sure there isn't an emergency like an ectopic pregnancy. At home if you had a pregnancy test that was positive and turns negative then there was a loss ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have had a miscarriage or not I need advice?

Go to the Doctor: The best advice we can offer you is that you go to see your doctor for examination and testing. ...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