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14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?

Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...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 to tell if I had a miscarriage?

How to tell if I had a miscarriage?

Bleeding and Pain: Most women with a miscarriage have bleeding and painful cramps. They will bleed heavily and pass a lot of tissue and blood clots. An ultrasound will confirm it. Blood test can also help. ...Read more

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If I believe I had a miscarriage 3 months ago, how would my doctor tell if I had had a miscarriage? Blood test?

If I believe I had a miscarriage 3 months ago, how would my doctor tell if I had had a miscarriage? Blood test?

No way to tell: After 3 months there are no tests that would tell you if you had a miscarriage. The time for testing would have been at the time of the event. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if i had a miscarriage in the first 3 weeks ? and how long after can they test for it ?

Can a doctor tell if i had a miscarriage in the first 3 weeks ? and how long after can they test for it ?

HCG levels: Certainly have your beta sub unit HCG levels, both qualitative and quantitative levels will confirm the integrity of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm afraid they will tell me I had a miscarriage due to the bleeding and pain, what happens during a pregnancy scan?

I'm afraid they will tell me I had a miscarriage due to the bleeding and pain, what happens during a pregnancy scan?

Pregnancy Scan is OK: A pregnancy scan will tell you regarding the viability of your pregnancy by looking at a heart beat. Bleeding and pain does not cause miscarriage. Miscarriage causes bleeding and pain. Most miscarriages are associated with defective sperm egg combination. so, it has nothing to do with you and what you did. Alcohol, recreational drugs, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, etc can cause miscarriages. ...Read more

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Will my doctor know if i had a miscarriage two to three weeks ago by blood work? Or what other ways can they tell....

Will my doctor know if i had a miscarriage two to three weeks ago by blood work? Or what other ways can they tell....

Perhaps ultrasound: An ultrasound (soundwave) examination can be used to confim that the uterus is empty. A blood test can detect the level of pregnancy hormone. If either of these tests have been done ealier, the change may confirm that a miscarriage has occurred. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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If i had an vaginal ultra sound when i was pregnant because of bleeding, that ended in miscarriage. Would they have been able to tell if i had pcos?

If i had an vaginal ultra sound when i was pregnant because of bleeding, that ended in miscarriage. Would they have been able to tell if i had pcos?

Diagnosis PCOS: Maybe, maybe not. Many cases of pcos do not have abnormalities in the ovaries even though the illness is named polycystic ovarian syndrome. I know it is confusing, but when the syndrome was named they thought that the ovaries always were filled with cysts. ...Read more

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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