Complete miscarriage at 5-6 weeks...or not

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Complete miscarriage at 5-6 weeks...or not

Postby Milly » Sat May 02, 2009 7:21 am

In my second pregnancy I went for a scan at 5-6 weeks after some light spotting and was told they could not find a pregnancy, and that I'd had a complete miscarriage- I hadn't passed any lumps, fresh blood or any cramping. Nevertheless, they sent me away from EPU with no offer of bloodworks or anything. I continued spotting for a week and as I was going on holiday I phoned them up to check if I was ok to swim in the sea. The midwife said I should not be spotting after a complete miscarriage, and told me to take another pregnancy test and come back in if it was positive (thought this was a bit strange- surely preggy hormones hang around for weeks after a miscarriage?). Anyway, it was positive, they did another scan and -lo and behold- there was a pregnancy there.

Whilst I later went on to miscarry about 2 weeks after this it is yet another story of misdiagnosis of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Keep hopes up girls!
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Postby Kay » Sat May 02, 2009 8:45 am

I am sorry for your loss. We have had other women here who have been diagnosed with full miscarriage only to find out they were still pregnant. Of course, anything can happen but, it does go to show that not every "miscarriage" is truly a miscarriage.
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To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages
If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this


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