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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Had a chemical pregnancy 3 months ago. I am now 3 wks, 6 days pregnant (found out yesterday). Will this happen again?

Had a chemical pregnancy 3 months ago. I am now 3 wks, 6 days pregnant (found out yesterday). Will this happen again?

Chemical pregnancy: Chemical pregnancy usually refers to a pregnancy that is never known about, but could have been picked up by a pregnancy test had one been done. You have one prior miscarriage... And it has been 3 months since then... Your risk of another miscarriage this time is about the same as the average woman. See a physician and have an ultrasound showing a heartbeat and your risk of miscarriage will drop. ...Read more

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Are you, ore fertile after chemical pregnancy?

No: And I assume you mean "more" fertile? No, its unchanged. But the fact that you had a chemical is a very good sign for future conception. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy symptomps after miscarriage?

Pregnancy hormones: Even when you miscarry, it could take weeks for the hormone levels of pregancy to return to pre pregnancy levels. ...Read more

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How will my cycle be affected by a chemical pregnancy?

How will my cycle be affected by a chemical pregnancy?

??? Question: If you are pregnant, you will not have a period at that time. I do not know what you mean exactly by a "chemical pregnancy.". ...Read more

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Had a chemical pregnancy and still no bleeding. When should I be worried?

Had a chemical pregnancy and still no bleeding. When should I be worried?

Chemical pregnancy?: I am not sure exactly what that means. If the pregnancy test was positive and very early on (less than 6 weeks) the pregnancy may not bleed if it is a "missed abortion". ...Read more

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I had a chemical pregnancy last month? Is it normal to ovulate late or even not at all?

I had a chemical pregnancy last month? Is it normal to ovulate late or even not at all?

Yes: Monthly ovulation is not a "fait accompli" (given) every month as the body sometimes says no go especially as women approach the peri menpause age bracket of 40 to 50. Younger women can also "skip" ovulation on occasion normally and the menstrual cycle interval will be a longer period of days. ...Read more

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Can you have a chemical pregnancy if your feeling symptoms with no bleeding since april?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I had a chemical pregnancy 10 days ago and I done another pregnancy test which is positive what is going on?

I had a chemical pregnancy 10 days ago and I done another pregnancy test which is positive what is going on?

Depends: It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and a blood test for HCG. The doctor may also consider doing an ultrasound examination. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I boost my fertility? We've been trying for a year with nothing but a chemical pregnancy to show for it.

How can I boost my fertility? We've been trying for a year with nothing but a chemical pregnancy to show for it.

See a doctor: 'infertility' is defined as unprotected intercourse without conception for one year. This is based on studies demonstrating about 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. This does not depend at all on 'actively trying, ' just that a sexually active woman is at risk for becoming pregnant with her partner during that time frame. ...Read more

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Had a 5 weeks misscarriage/ chemical pregnancy and my rh is negative...will it be a problem for my next pregnancy?

Had a 5 weeks misscarriage/ chemical pregnancy and my rh is negative...will it be a problem for my next pregnancy?

Probably not from Rh: The products/tissues of an early pregnancy loss at "5 weeks miscarriage/chemical pregnancy" are very unlikely to have any Rh antigens which can trigger the production Rh antibodies by your immune system. Checking your (current /future) partner's blood type and Rh may offer you additional reassurance if he too is Rh neg. It'snot very probable that Rh will be a problem in your next pregnancy.? Rhogam? ...Read more

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It appears I've experianced a chemical pregnancy. What can I do to have a h happy healthy pregnancy n baby? Advice?

Keep trying: Chemical pregnancies probably happen more often than most women realize. Just keep trying. In general though take preconceptual prenatal vitamins to improve outcome and ask your OB if they order Progesterone levels as women with luteal phase defects sometimes need Progesterone supplementation to maintain the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks today & have some spotting. I had a chemical pregnancy 2 months ago at 5 weeks. Should I be concerned?

I am 5 weeks today & have some spotting. I had a chemical pregnancy 2 months ago at 5 weeks. Should I be concerned?

See doc 4 blood work: Early pregnancy is prone to staining/spotting. The only definite way to answer your question is to draw the blood level of BHCG & Progesterone. Most of the time, you have to have a repeat test in 48 hours to monitor dynamic changes in hormone levels. Additionally, if your dates are accurate, in 1-2 week you may benefit from sonogram evaluation (at present, it's probably too early to do) Good luck ...Read more

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My luteal phaze is 10 days is that why I suffered a chemical pregnancy? Or would my LP not have anything to do with the chemical?

Chemical pregnancy: Normal luteal phase (from ovulation to first day of period) is 12-14 days. A short phase may mean there's not enough of your own Progesterone to support an early pregnancy. This can cause a very early miscarriage. However an abnormality in the chromosomes of the embryo will also cause miscarriage and is more likely. A Progesterone blood test 6days after ovulation will give information. ...Read more

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I have been trying for a baby with my husband for 10 months now and still no joy. I had a chemical pregnancy last month. I am seeing a specialist.

I have been trying for a baby with my husband for 10 months now and still no joy. I had a chemical pregnancy last month. I am seeing a specialist.

Infertility.: I’m sorry to hear that you are going through this. At this point, seeing a specialist is a really good idea. You and your partner both need to be tested. You would need hormone levels and imaging studies of the reproductive organs. And he would need hormones studies and a sperm analysis. This will be the starting point. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the chances of a second Chemical Pregnancy? I had one very healthy pregnancy. One chemical at 5 weeks. & I'm now 4 weeks & 3 days pregnancy.

What are the chances of a second Chemical Pregnancy? I had one very healthy pregnancy. One chemical at 5 weeks. & I'm now 4 weeks & 3 days pregnancy.

20%: In general about 30% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, but the farther you are the lower the chance. The fact that you already know you are pregnant reduces the risk a little. Having the prior miscarriage does not affect your chances this time positively or negatively. Should be fine! ...Read more

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What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

What would cause her to have a miscarriage at 13 weeks and not earlier in her pregnancy?

See below: Though most pregnancies do miscarry in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, statistically 13 weeks is not uncommon for a woman to miscarry. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage at 5.5 weeks then 3 x chemical pregnancy in succession of eachother. I have Inherited Thrombocytopenia & CVID. Are these linked?

I had miscarriage at 5.5 weeks then 3 x chemical pregnancy in succession of eachother. I have Inherited Thrombocytopenia & CVID. Are these linked?

Maybe: If your blood health (anemia, thrombocytopenia) is not optimal then pregnancies can be affected. Talk to your GYN MD about getting this problem thoroughly evaluated and if possible, corrected before re-attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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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