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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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How long can hCG stay in ur body after a miscarriage?

How long can hCG stay in ur body after a miscarriage?

Depends: It depends on how many weeks of pregnancy you were before the miscarriage happened and the level of HCG . It can take anywhere from a few days in case of a very early pregnancy to a few weeks. ...Read more

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If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

Any size: The size will vary depending on how much development occurred.You can carry a "non-viable" or dead fetus for a while. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage on the 28th feb, I am just wondering how long does it normally take for ur period to return?

I had a miscarriage on the 28th feb, I am just wondering how long does it normally take for ur period to return?

4-6 weeks: It varies from person to person. Generally, it takes 4-6 weeks for your cycles to return to normal after a miscarriage. Occasionally, products of conception may be retained and this can lead to prolonged bleeding and cramping. This may delay return to normal menses. If you have not had a normal cycle 6 weeks after your miscarriage, it would be advisable to check your HCG levels. ...Read more

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Can u miscarriage if ur tubes tied r will the baby live...And haveing pain n my right side pelvis?

Can u miscarriage if ur tubes tied r will the baby live...And haveing pain n my right side pelvis?

Yes; might; go to ER: Yes, you could fertilize an egg, although very rare, and thus miscarry--or have intrauterine implantation and carry to term--or have extra-uterine implantation and have an ectopic pregnancy--which causes one-sided pain and is potentially life threatening if not addressed early. Need urgent gyn or er eval and ultrasound to assess. ...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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When can u try for a baby after miscarriage?

When can u try for a baby after miscarriage?

When ready: That is up to you and your partner. At 23 years old some couples prefer to focus on education and career planning. ...Read more

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What can they do to u when u have a miscarriage?

What can they do to u when u have a miscarriage?

Often the woman's: Body handles this on it's own. If the woman is having significant problems or bleeding or it isn't resolving then surgical intervention (d & c) may be required. ...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