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Is it possible for you to still get a positive pregnancy test result after a miscarriage?

Is it possible for you to still get a positive pregnancy test result after a miscarriage?

Yes: It may take several days or even longer for the pregnancy hormone to leave your body after a miscarriage, depending on how far along you were. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is mild cramping normal for the first few weeks of pregnancy? Faint positive pregnancy test 7 months after my1st miscarriage. Excited and scared.

Is mild cramping normal for the first few weeks of pregnancy? Faint positive pregnancy test 7 months after my1st miscarriage. Excited and scared.

Probably ok!: Mild, INTERMITTENT cramping is not too unusual in early pregnancy. Any spotting or bleeding would be more worrisome, and cramping and bleeding together is considered a threatened miscarraige. Check in with your doctor though if the cramping worsens. Good luck to you!! ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test after IVF FET is it alright to have intercourse after the 2ww? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

Positive pregnancy test after IVF FET is it alright to have intercourse after the 2ww? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

OK: Most doctors routinely recommend not to simply because if the pregnancy does not progress well you will think sex affected it. But it is actually entirely safe and ok. ...Read more

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Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Biologic half life: This has to do with the biologic half life of the pregnancy hormone HCG ( human chorionic gonadotropin). The levels of the hormone cut in half every two days - so coming from a level of several thousand units it takes days to weeks for the HCG to be cleared from you blood or urine. ...Read more

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I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

Depends: Miscarriages, especially very early ones, are incredible common. One miscarriage in the past does not increase your risk for the future where as multiple past miscarriages does. In your situation early prenatal care for blood bhcg and Progesterone testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean if all together had 1 positive pregnancy test and 3 negative test after miscarriage does that mean i'm pregnant again or no?

What does it mean if all together had 1 positive pregnancy test and 3 negative test after miscarriage does that mean i'm pregnant again or no?

Blood test: You will need to see a doctor for blood testing. After the miscarriage there is lingering bhcg hormone that will be detected on a test until the miscarriage has completely resolved. The most recent test will be the most accurate result reflecting what hormone is present today. ...Read more

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Is 2 weeks since miscarriage too early for a positive pregnancy test?

Is 2 weeks since miscarriage too early for a positive pregnancy test?

Health Class: Yes. Of course. First you have to begin Ovulating. Then if sexual at ovulation time conception can take up to five days after the sexual encounter. Then a fetus is not in any physical or chemical way connected to the mother's body until it is about fourteen days old when it is big enough to be making blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother. Only then can a test be positive. ...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


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