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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

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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


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Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Miscarriage: You may no longer feel "pregnant." when you pass tissue you may feel bleeding and you usually feel crampy abdominal pain as you pass tissue. ...Read more

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I've had numerous miscarriages. Could there be something wrong?

I've had numerous miscarriages. Could there be something wrong?

Yes see a specialist: A woman who's had two or more miscarriages needs testing to look for a cause, by a rei specialist if trying to conceive or by an ob/gyn if pregnant now. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, male or female genetic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more

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I've had numerous miscarriages. Could there be something wrong with me?

I've had numerous miscarriages. Could there be something wrong with me?

Miscarriages: There could be. First see your gyn regarding possible causes. Then if unable to figure it out, you may want to see a fertility specialist or endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you still carry a child if you've had three miscarriages?

Can you still carry a child if you've had three miscarriages?

Multiple miscarriage: You must discuss your case with an infertility specialist. The cause of the miscarriages must be clarified if possible. Some pts have underline coagulopathy disorders like protein s, protein c, anti thrombin iii, factor v or other malfunction or reduced in amount coagulation factors. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for 3 miscarriages in a row? Miscarriages 10/2013, 11/2013 and 01/2014. I've had 3 heathy pregnancies previously.

What could be the reasons for 3 miscarriages in a row? Miscarriages 10/2013, 11/2013 and 01/2014. I've had 3 heathy pregnancies previously.

Chromosomal: The most common reason for any miscarriage is a chromosomal problem. Assuming this is the same father. It's unlikely that you have a problem that has gone 'undetected' in your 3 prior normal pregnancies. But 3 miscarriages in a row is traumatic and emotionally painful. You and your husband/partner may want to see doctor just to get checked out. I'm so sorry for your losses. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriages?

What causes miscarriages?

See Web MD link: The following link has good information on miscarriages and their causes. You can copy and paste it into your web browser. Http://www. Webmd. Com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/pregnancy-miscarriage. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriages?

What causes miscarriages?

Lots of things: There are too many causes to list here. Sometimes, the problem is with the fetus-this cannot be controlled. Sometime there are problems with hormones, blood flow to the baby, problems with the placenta, problems with the womb, etc. If you have had multiple miscarriages on OB specialist such as a reproductive endocrinologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriages?

What causes miscarriages?

Nature: As a young lady it is probably a natural occurrence. Vaginal, uterine and fallopian tube infections and issues are the issues. See google to do some home work. See your doctor for a complete pelvic exam and infection work up. ...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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What things causes miscarriages?

What things causes miscarriages?

Many things: Making a human being is very complicated. Sometimes something goes wrong. When your body recognizes the problem, you have a miscarriage. One of the most common problems is a genetic abnormality in the growing embryo. Other causes are recreational drug use, toxin exposure, trauma, maternal illness, infection...Best wishes! ...Read more

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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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Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Various disorders: Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as 2 losses any time during a pregnancy. Factors can range from hormonal, anatomical, to hematologic clotting disorders. A majority of these factors can be corrected to have a successful pregnancy outcome. ...Read more

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What are the causes of miscarriages?

What are the causes of miscarriages?

Genetic usually.: Most early pregnancy failures are due to abnormal dna of the conceptus. Other causes include sle (lupus), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, uterine anomalies, thyroid disorders and fetal anatomical defects. ...Read more

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What kinds of miscarriages are there?

What kinds of miscarriages are there?

Miscarriages: Most miscarriages happen because the embryo simply fails to successfully develop through all of the important early steps in the reproductive process. Sometimes there are nutritional or hormone deficiencies and sometimes a genetic or chromosome problem. Almost never is there a cause related to something the mother had any control over. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of miscarriages?

What is the incidence of miscarriages?

12 %: Miscarriage happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities like down's syndrome. There are many other causes including birth defects, infections, hormone problems or abnormalities of the mother's uterus. ...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