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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)

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


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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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