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Had a miscarriage, having preg symptoms but afraid to test

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beginning of this year i had miscarried at 14 weeks, ever since then my partner and myself have been trying to conceive a child again, although i have had a period since, i have also had sickness and sore breasts, i cant seen to stop wanting ice cream and fried onions, im sleeping alot more and am having slight abdominal pain, im to scared to take a test yet because it may not be the result i want... does anyoe have any advise please??

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replied March 26th, 2013
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The symptoms that you describe could suggest possibility of repeat pregnancy if you have remained sexually active and if your ovulation has returned. Since you have had a previous early miscarriage, do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed with the blood HCG level estimation, consider going ahead with getting serial HCG level test done. Doubling up of HCG levels within 48-72 hours will confirm that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If HCG levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage. Ultrasound scan done within next 2-4 weeks’ time will also help to confirm the gestational age and pregnancy viability. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. Avoid bending or lifting any heavy weights and avoid heavy work. Avoid standing for long duration and avoid climbing stairs. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
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