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How can I tell if it's a miscarriage?

By July 14, 2014 - 6:50am
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I started having sex about a month or so ago, and when I first did it was the day after my period ended so I shouldn't have been able to get pregnant for a week, but he pulled out just in case. I started taking birth control pills almost immediately and about 1 week in or so he stopped pulling out. I was on a low hormone pill so when I accidentally missed one pill I took plan B with in less than 24 hours of the incident. I never experienced any spotting or cramping from that, but one of my friends said she had the same experience so I didn't worry. When it came time for my period I skipped the break week on my birth control and started taking a higher hormone pill immediately after I finished my other pack, skipping my period. I haven't had sex since I switched birth controls and am only a week in to my new pack yet I am having severe cramping and am passing dark blood clots, could this just be my body reacting to skipping my period? Or could I have already been pregnant when I took the plan B pill, and am now miscarrying? If it was a miscarriage, and I took a pregnancy test, would it still show positive so I could confirm at home that I had been pregnant? I'm only 18 and living with my parents I'd prefer not to go to a doctor unless I KNEW I had to.

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Hi voyager

Thanks for your post! 

Some pregnancy tests will be positive when you are miscarrying because you will still have the pregnancy hormone hcg in your system. Take one and see. 

Otherwise you will not know if you are miscarrying, unfortunately, if you do not see a doctor. You may be having a heavy period due to taking Plan B, plus your Pill and then switching to another Pill. 

I hope this helps,


July 16, 2014 - 10:05am
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