Whats the difference between an early miscarriage and a delayed period?

Perhaps none. Your astute question highlights the fact that many delayed periods are in fact embryonic losses of undiagnosed pregnancies. Only a timely determination of the pregnancy hormones could substantiate this on an individual level.

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If I had an early miscarriage or chemical pregnancy, will my period be delayed? If so, when should I expect my period?

Yes,and I don't know. Yes, an early miscarriage can delay your period. It's hard to say when you next period will happen. The HCG has to go down to negative, then it takes usually 28 days of a normal cycle until you'll have the first period. Read more...

I hd miscarriage on 12/07, I hd unprotected sex wit my hubby on 30, 31&1st on vacation, I'm Delayed period 1-2days now. Pls advice asap?

Hmmm.... A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. Read more...

8days delayed period, pregnancy stripe shows positive, n suddenly there is bleeding. Does that mean miscarriage? My cycle is short, average 24-25days.

Depends. Sometimes bleeding is a sign of miscarriage, or sometimes it's a sign of early bleeding in pregnancy. You should make an appt with a doctor in case pregnancy is ectopic, as early bleeding can be assc with that as well. An ultrasound to make sure pregnancy is in uterus is best. If you keep bleeding for 4-5 days, likely miscarriage. Bottom line, get checked out to be sure and safe! Read more...

How do you tell the difference between a heavy period and an early miscarriage?

Pregnancy test. At the time your period is due, you would have a positive pregnancy test if you have conceived. If your period is due and you have a negative pregnancy test - you are probably menstruating rather than miscarrying. Read more...
Difficult. Alot of miscarriages occur at the same time as a period, resulting in a heavy period, but not all heavy periods are due to miscarriages. The only way you could really tell at this point would be to do a blood test to test for betahcg and follow the levels to tell if you actually were pregnant. Read more...

How can I tell the difference between miscarriage and late period symptoms?

A positive BHCG. If you were pregnant the blood quantitative beta should be + until it becomes less than 5 miu so usually you would see a low or decreasing bhcgs if you had a misc unless it was very early and the bhcg already went down to under 5 miu, your obgyn can do this test. Read more...

Is there any way tell the difference between a cyst or miscarriage after a + test followed by - tests late period which is irregular? ?

Possibly . If you are still having symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, or bleeding, then see your physician. They may recommend bloodwork and/or a pelvic ultrasound which would allow you to identify the cause. Best wishes. Read more...