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How Do I Know If I Ve Miscarried
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
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
No.: Not possible. You would know if you've had a miscarriage. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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