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abnormally colored and not the same texture as my periods

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I'm 18 years old and I think I had a miscarriage. I've never been pregnant before and about 2 and a half weeks ago I started my period, but it never stopped. The blood was abnormally colored and not the same texture as my monthly periods usually are.About a week in I was out one night and got a terrible cramp like (multiplied by 100) pain in my lower right abdomen, I couldn't walk and was literally in tears. I went to the gyno to get checked out and when my blood work came back this morning they said I was pregnant. My mom immediately took me to get an ultra sound today both external and internal, and there was no baby to be found. I got more blood work done afterwards but the u/s tech. said miscarriage was a possibility, or its too early in my pregnancy to detect anything yet. Can anyone give me a second opinion? I'm going crazy waiting for test results and since I didn't know I was pregnant I had been drinking and smoking and I didn't know if that made miscarriage more likely


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replied October 5th, 2011
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A27371
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and thanks for posting on it. There is a possibility of a miscarriage.

You can confirm it by getting your HCG levels checked.In case of pregnancy loss,the value of HCG will return to a non-pregnant range(<5 mIU /L) about 4 - 6 weeks after a pregnancy loss.

Other method of confirming whether you had a miscarriage is by getting ultrasouind uterus done.This will differentiate the cause of this bleeding as bleeding due to pregnancy loss or intermenstrual bleeding.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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