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pregnant? miscarriage? or period?

By Anonymous May 28, 2012 - 2:03pm
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So i had thought that i may be pregnant. I had all the pregnancy symptoms and my period was 6 days late. I took a test the day of my expected period and it said negative. but then when my period started it was just odd seeming. The blood was bright/light red and then turned to brown with a bunch of really small clots and like stands of blood. Miscarriage crossed my mind because it was accompanied by cramps that radiated all the way to my back as well as a horrible migraine headache. Just wondering if this is normal. thanks!!!

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Hello Anonymous,
It is difficult to determine whether you ever were pregnant and had a miscarriage, or if this was a slightly abnormal period.

Levels of hCG, which is often called the pregnancy hormone, is first detected in urine about 12 to 14 days following conception. By taking a pregnancy test on the day you expected your period may have been too early.

Your symptoms do match the signs of a miscarriage. Symptoms of a miscarriage include low back pain or abdominal pain that is dull, sharp or cramping, plus, tissue or clot-like material that passes from the vagina and vaginal bleeding.

Lastly, you may have had a period that was different from previous ones.

If you are due for a gynecological exam, I suggest that you schedule one to rule out a possible miscarriage and to any menstrual cycle abnormalities.


May 28, 2012 - 4:53pm
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