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misscarriage - post misoprostol issue

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On Dec 22,2014 I was 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and unfortunately no heart beat was found. I decided to allow miscarriage to proceed naturally. Unfortunately it did not and on January 10 I took misoprostol. I bled for about a week. Once or twice during the last week of January noted a tiny spec of blood when wiping after using restroom. This occurred I think 2 or 3 times. Then on Feb 3 I started what I think is a period. But it has been dark brown with occasional red blood. It resembles the end of a period. Not heavy. Also with some tiny "tissue" like at the end of a perIod. No pain or cramping. Unfortunately I missed my followup last week due to family emergency. Last night I did a pregnancy test and it was very faint positive. I have not had intercourse since finding out I was pregnant. My question is, I know retained products can cause positive pregnancy test, but would I necessarily.need a d&c or could we wait to see if this "period" flushes everything out?
My doc is out of town until Friday and I am just wondering....
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replied February 28th, 2015
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

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. This is giving the false positive pregnancy test.

Regarding the miscarriage, to check whether complete abortion as taken place or not, you need to get an ultrasound uterus done. If there are any retained products of conception then you may need a dilatation and curettage.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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