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Miscarriage or pregnancy ?

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Around 3 weeks ago, I had a positive pregnancy test on a Saturday. Went to the doctor that Monday...they did a Beta HCG and it came back negative, but took another home test and it still showed positive. Monday night I started cramping and bleeding bright red blood....went to ED on Tuesday to be positive that I was miscarring bc I had positive test and negative HCG serum, my levels at the ED were at a 7 for Hcg. Bleeding stopped Tuesday...was asked to repeat HCG Quantitive on Tuesday. I was curious so over the weekend took another test...still showed positive?? Had my labs done Tuesday and they increased from 7 to 101. Set up gyn appt. and went for my appt today (week later), went for ultrasound and no gestational sac or signs of pregnancy are apparent. I still have the symtoms of tiredness, frequent urination, metal mouth, and increased appetite. They said maybe i miscarried three Tuesdays ago at the ed or maybe im early in pregnancy and couldnt see being my levels were so low. Im con


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replied September 30th, 2010
Pregnancy Answer A16419
Hi, Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out.

I can understand the pain and agony which you’re going through. The possibility of a miscarriage is high in view of the cramps and bleeding which you had and non-visualization of the gestation sac.

There’s also a possibility that you had an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes) which might have caused the less than expected rise in the HCG and it also increases the chances of an early abortion.

You should avoid pregnancy till at least 2 normal menstrual periods.

Please do consult a gynecologist for the same. 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.


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