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this is my 4th pregnancy. i have given birth to two beautiful little girls but between them i miscarried at 6wks. it was sudden and horrible. i am now 6 wks pregnant. i have been spotting for almost 2wks. it varies from bright red and brown. it also varies in amounts. i have low cramps almost like ending menstral cramps. i never spotted with my other children. they check my hcg level on the 12th it was in the 2700 range the the one on the 15th was in the 3700 range and the one today (24th) was on in the 4200 range. how much of a role does hcg levels play on the development of the growing fetus? my ob did an papsmear and said that the blood wasn't coming from the inside of my cervix on the 16th. the bleeding has worsened and i am now on bed rest. where else would the blood be coming from? i am also taking prometrium 200mg daily. is there a possibility that my baby might survive and delived as a healthy normal child?


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replied June 28th, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A13597
Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. In view of the symptoms described by you, you seem to be at risk of threatened miscarriage. For the same, usually, per speculum examination is carried out by the obstetrician to see if the mouth of the uterus is open or not. In case, the mouth called the cervical os is called, then not to worry.

A few lab tests also should be done like the complete blood count which includes the hemoglobin to see if your hemoglobin has not gone down due to bleeding. The white cell count tells if there’s any infection which might need treatment. The ultrasound is also done to rule an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes instead of uterus). Once these things are fine, I don’t think there should be anything to worry. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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