Recurrent chemical pregnancy causes - Doctor answers

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What causes a chemical pregnancy?

What causes a chemical pregnancy?

Very early pregnancy: All pregnancies go through a phase of chemical pregnancy, wherein only the hormone test is positive but no embryo is detected yet, because it is too early. Then if the pregnancy does not proceed well, the HCG levels start to drop and then disappear- giving this description of a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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What usually causes a chemical pregnancy?

What usually causes a chemical pregnancy?

Abnormal pregnancy: Similar to miscarriage, most common reason for biochemical pregnancy is attributed to aneuploidy (abnormal karyotypes, such as trisomy 21 or down syndrome). This occurs more often with advancing maternal age. ...Read more

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Can getting a c-section cause chemical pregnancy?

No: A chemical pregnancy is when a woman gets pregnant, has a positive pregnancy test, but then miscarries so early she doesn't even miss a period. After a c/s or vaginal birth the pregnancy hormone levels takes some weeks to go to zero, so a pregnancy test can be positive then for a short time, but it's not a true pregnancy or a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chemical pregnancy (with the fetus "aborting" itself around 4 weeks-- when I tested) to cause a longterm hormone imbalance?

Is it possible for a chemical pregnancy (with the fetus "aborting" itself around 4 weeks-- when I tested) to cause a longterm hormone imbalance?

Unlikely: If you are no longer testing pregnant, its unlikely that the miscarriage of such an early pregnancy would have any long-term effects. There are some rare problems that can happen after a miscarriage such as gestational trophoblastic diseas and a cancer called choriocarcinoma. But both of these produce pregnancy hormone and can be ruled out with a simple blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What's a chemical pregnancy?

What's a chemical pregnancy?

Early pregnancy: One can find pregnancy related hormones in a woman's blood stream before one can establish the she actually has a viable implanted pregnancy. This is called a chemical pregnancy. The pregnancy may not survive even a few days so she "mensturates" at her normal time and never realizes that she was pregnant. ...Read more

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What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Early miscarriage: Some refer to the slow decline of the hormone HCG as a chemical pregnancy or miscarriage. Please see your doctor for more answers ...Read more

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What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Hi!
a chemical pregnancy is simply a very early miscarriage. It happens so rapidly that the pregnancy test goes up and then back down in just a matter of a few days. Otten the only other symptom is a heavy or delayed period.
Dr brown. ...Read more

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How do you get a chemical pregnancy?

How do you get a chemical pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Hi!
a chemical pregnancy is simpty a very early miscarriage. Prior to the hightly sensitive pregnancy tests that we have now, we would never have known that you were pregnant.
Dr brown. ...Read more

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Had chemical pregnancy. What do I do now?

Had chemical pregnancy. What do I do now?

Wait for next period: If the "chemical pregnancy" produced a period great. If not, you may have to wait for the next period but use contraception until then. If you experience pain, fever or bright red bleeding see your GYN MD. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of 'chemical pregnancy'?

What is the symptoms of 'chemical pregnancy'?

Bleeding after +BHCG: A chemical pregnancy is a term that has popped up on the internet. It simply means a miscarriage. Generally people are describing a miscarriage that occurred very early on. Symptoms are bleeding after having a positive pregnancy test. A chemical pregnancy is the same thing as an early miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is bio-chemical pregnancy? Why does it occur?

What is bio-chemical pregnancy? Why does it occur?

Doctors test for HCG: A biochemical pregnancy occurs when a woman becomes pregnant but has a spontaneous loss of her embryo/fetus before she even knows she had become pregnant. If HCG testing occurs before all of the HCG has been cleared out of the body, then HCG can be detected by a pregnancy test, giving a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How long does a chemical pregnancy take to clear after?

How long does a chemical pregnancy take to clear after?

Variable: It may take up to six weeks to have a negative pregnancy test after a rise and fall in HCG (the hormone that makes the test positive) indicating early pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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What happens with a chemical pregnancy? Will I ever be able to have children?

What happens with a chemical pregnancy? Will I ever be able to have children?

Yes.: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. It should not affect your ability to have a healthy baby. Please see your doctor and take pre-natal vitamins if you are planing to be pregnant.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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What is chemical pregnancy? And can I get pregnant the next month after my chemical pregnancy?

What is chemical pregnancy? And can I get pregnant the next month after my chemical pregnancy?

Right away: The pregnancy hormone/chemical, hcg, rises as a pregnancy grows, and falls if the pregnancy fails. So if you had a miscarriage, the level will fall. A "chemical pregnancy" is a miscarriage that happens so early, that there is never any visible gestational sac by ultrasound. It can feel just like a period, maybe heavier. There's no reason you can't try again the next month. ...Read more

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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more