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What is the best way to know if you are having a miscarriage within the first weeks of pregnancy?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Ask an OBGYN doctor

There are several ways doctors can evaluate.
Specialists in obgyn can evaluate whether a miscarriage is happening. Subspecialists in reproductive medicine, fertility/rei, and maternal-fetal medicine can comment on potential for future problems. One place to start to gather information on healthtap is reading a guide like this one on bleeding in pregnancy https://www.Healthtap.Com/health_guide/5.

In brief: Ask an OBGYN doctor

There are several ways doctors can evaluate.
Specialists in obgyn can evaluate whether a miscarriage is happening. Subspecialists in reproductive medicine, fertility/rei, and maternal-fetal medicine can comment on potential for future problems. One place to start to gather information on healthtap is reading a guide like this one on bleeding in pregnancy https://www.Healthtap.Com/health_guide/5.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pam Yoder
I asked experts in reproductive medicine, who often see couples with a history of early miscarriages, OBGYN doctors to answer also. Having more than a couple of early losses is worrisome but does not necessarily mean that a couple cannot have a family.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding and cramps

In the first weeks of pregnancy it is difficult to know if a miscarriage has occurred as blood and urine tests are usually not reliable.
During this time, ultrasound is not very useful either. If a woman miscarries during the initial weeks of pregnancy, she may notice bleeding and/or cramping that occurs. Otherwise it is difficult without pregnancy testing through blood, urine or ultrasound.

In brief: Bleeding and cramps

In the first weeks of pregnancy it is difficult to know if a miscarriage has occurred as blood and urine tests are usually not reliable.
During this time, ultrasound is not very useful either. If a woman miscarries during the initial weeks of pregnancy, she may notice bleeding and/or cramping that occurs. Otherwise it is difficult without pregnancy testing through blood, urine or ultrasound.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. Joshua Batt
Depending on how long you have been unable to conceive, you may consider seeing an obstetrician for further evaluation and discussion about other options.
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