Am I Having a Miscarriage? - Louisville,KY

Updated on April 26, 2012
K.J. asks from Louisville, KY
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Two weeks ago I took 3 home pregnancy tests (2 First Response tests with the lines and one First Response digital test), all were positive. The lines on the nondigital tests were very strong. I went to my OB/Gyn to confirm and she did an ultrasound that confirmed I was 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. However, I've been feeling a little different lately, so I did another First Response nondigital home pregnancy test today and the line was very faint. I'm not having any major cramping and no bleeding, but I didn't know if that was an early sign of a miscarriage, indicating my HcG levels are dropping. Does anyone have any ideas on this?

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So What Happened?

Thanks for your responses. I am not currently bleeding or having any major cramping. I have been having horrible bouts of nausea, occasional breast tenderness, break-outs on my face and have been going to the bathroom pretty frequently. I just have had this nagging feeling that I can't shake, mainly because my sister had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy not too long ago. I might sound crazy, but it's just a fear that won't go away and when I took that test and the line was faint, it made me freak out even more. I didn't want to call my doctor about it because I was afraid she would think I'm nuts.

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answers from Los Angeles on

I suggest you stop taking pregnancy tests. They are designed to indicate the presence or absence of HCG, not its level. Yes miscarriage is very common. 1/3 of all pregnancies as my last OBGYN just told me. So yes, worry is real for any pregnant woman. But unless you are bleeding and cramping try not to over think it. Its a long wait to that 8 week ultrasound looking for the fetal pole, but try not to drive yourself batty. The fact that your symptoms are strong indicate your HCG is rising. Even so, your HCG can rise and rise and still not have a viable pregnancy. So there is no sense in putting too much stock in symptoms, tests, lines or anything. All you can do is wait. Wish you all the best.

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answers from Denver on

i would relax, get rid of all other pregnancy test you have laying around. a line, is a line. You will feel different at all stages in the pregnancy. My boobs were extremely painful at the beginning where I would scream if something barely touched them, and that went away a few weeks into the pregnancy. IF you are not cramping nor bleeding I would take that as a good sign. If you are worried call your ob and see if they can get you in for a fetal heartbeat.

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answers from Louisville on

sounds like normal pregnancy hormone fluctuations to me good luck!



answers from Phoenix on

Call your Dr or midwife with your concerns. A couple blood tests 48 hours apart can tell if your pregnancy hormone levels are rising appropriately indicating a healthy pregnancy or falling and indicating high risk for loss. In the mean time, please do not keep taking pregnancy tests. It's a waste of time and money and won't really give you any reassurance. Nurse Midwife Mom



answers from Shreveport on

When I had mine at 7 1/2 weeks, I noticed my symptoms were almost gone, like nausea headache. It hit me that my symptoms were lessening over the few weeks, prior. Hope it is not one!


answers from Jacksonville on

It could simply be that you took the test later in the day (rather than first of the morning urine that is typically more concentrated) and have been staying very well hydrated. If your urine is colorless, then it is very diluted, and that also dilutes what is being picked up by the test.

Are there any actual symptoms you are having, other than a fainter home pregnancy test?


answers from Houston on

You are most likely fine.

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