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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 would you know if your having a miscarriage?

How would you know if your having a miscarriage?

Different symtoms: When someone is having a miscarriage, they may have cramping, vaginAl bleeding and symptoms of being pregnant may disappear. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tender breasts. ...Read more

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So does it always mean your having a miscarriage when your hCG goes down by 280 in a 48 hour.

So does it always mean your having a miscarriage when your hCG goes down by 280 in a 48 hour.

Nearly always: If your HCG is decreasing, it nearly always means that the pregnancy is not progressing normally. Most of the time, this means a miscarriage. Rarely, this can mean an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy. You should absolutely touch base with an ob/gyn if you have heavy (more than 1 pad/hour for 2 hours) bleeding, severe pelvic pain not relieved by over-the-counter pain medications, or fevers. ...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?

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

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When u have one miscarriage does that mean u will have numerous of them?

No: Statistically the risk of miscarriage after one prior miscarriage is unchanged; the risk does increase (but slowly) with further miscarriages. ...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