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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 do you know if you had a miscarriage?

How do you know if you had a miscarriage?

Look At The Evidence: The best way to tell is by checking a pregnancy test, if "+" ; then you have a heavy cycle followed by a "-" test...You miscarried. Often, an early miscarriage isn't tested so know your risk factors. Ie - any birth control? Any symptoms of pregnancy? Unprotected sex during ovulation (mid-cycle)? Overall the best way to know is by protecting yourself ; using effective birth control, take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if you had a miscarriage? I had what i thought was a weird period, peed out an inch blob and was in a lot of pain

How do you know if you had a miscarriage? I had what i thought was a weird period, peed out an inch blob and was in a lot of pain

Do a pregnancy test: Human chorionic gonadotropin, also called hcg, tests the amount of the hormone produced by the placenta in early pregnancy. Hcg levels normally return to negative levels by four to six weeks after a miscarriage. ...Read more

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How do you know you had a miscarriage? What do you do afterwards?

Miscarriage: You know if you had a documented intrauterine pregnancy - by ultrasound or quantitative hcg. A period coming a day or two late is usually just a late period, if there was a positive test but period starts its usually called a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a miscarriage and how do you know if you had one?

What are symptoms of a miscarriage and how do you know if you had one?

Miscarriage: Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, severe cramps, abdominal pain, fever, weakness & back pain. ...Read more

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How soon can you get pregnant after you had a miscarriage ?

How soon can you get pregnant after you had a miscarriage 
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Soon: Once you feel ready, you can start trying. Make sure your preconception status is optimized. Take prenatal vitamins with folic acid and DHA, do not smoke, drink alcohol, or use any other recreational drugs. Any medical disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, should be well controlled, hopefully your body weight is also in the optimum range, engage in regular physical activity. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a period after you had a miscarriage?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a period after you had a miscarriage?

Depends: If you are healthy, not anemic and have a first trimester miscarriage, you may have your menses within 4-6 weeks. If it is further along and you end up lactating, it may take a little longer. ...Read more

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What prescription do you need if you had a miscarriage and everything came out on it's own?

What prescription do you need if you had a miscarriage and everything came out on it's own?

It depends: You should definitely follow up with an obgyn after any miscarriage. Some women need pain medicine and a medication to help with bleeding. And antibiotics may be given to prevent infection. ...Read more

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If you had a miscarriage and your hcg levels fell to 17 a few days later, what would cause them to rise to 96 in just 4 days?

Miscarriage high HCG: Did they sample the products of conception and make sure it was fetal? rarely can have a blighted ovum called a gestational trophoblast mole and it may have incompletely evacuated. Would follow up with Ob ...Read more

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If you are 6 weeks 4 days pregnant and you return for an ultrasound 2 weeks after and it shows 8 weeks could that indicate you had a miscarriage?

If you are 6 weeks 4 days pregnant and you return for an ultrasound 2 weeks after and it shows 8 weeks could that indicate you had a miscarriage?

Not necessarily: Was there a heartbeat at the 2nd ultrasound? If so, then don't worry about this small discrepancy in size, it is not significant. There is a margin of error on the "dates" with every ultrasound. If there was no heartbeat, then yes, likely miscarriage. ...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