Pregnancy Test After Miscarriage

Updated on April 04, 2013
K.H. asks from Humble, TX
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I had a very early miscarriage mid February. When I went to the dr my pregnancy test came back negative. (urine) They also tested my blood and those levels were very quickly coming down as well. Cut to today when I haven't gotten a period yet and decided to take a home pregnancy test. I was reading the insert and it said that if you'd had a miscarriage within the past 6-8 weeks that it could still be positive from that pregnancy. So my question is, since the test at the dr came back negative, should I read a positive result as a true positive? (I hope this makes sense.)

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So What Happened?

Well I went to my ob today and the urine test came back positive. :) They also did a blood draw and will do another next week to see what's going on for sure. Right now I'm cautiously optimistic. I have had successful pregnancies before so I'm praying this one will be like those. Thank you all for your information and your encouragement.

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answers from New York on

I would think so, but I am not an expert. Personally, I think you are pregnant. I hope so. Good luck.

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answers from Anchorage on

I would not read it either way, I would make another appointment to see your doctor.

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answers from Hartford on

I would throw away the test and make an appointment with your OB. The test results may not be accurate, but they "could" be.

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answers from Dallas on

Hard to say... my OB always blood tested my hcg all the way back to zero before giving the green light... either way, you need a blood test asap, hopefully you're newly pregnant, if its the old one still elevating your hcg you need medical intervention.

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answers from Boston on

Sounds good to me, but get repeat hcg levels to find out, good luck.

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answers from Kalamazoo on

My guess would be that you're pregnant, but I would go see your doc, to be sure. The pregnancy tests are designed to detect even trace amounts of the pregnancy hormones, so there is a (small) chance it's left over from the miscarriage.

My fingers are crossed for you!

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answers from Washington DC on

So sorry for your loss.

Did you have a D&C in Feb.?

If you waited 2 - 3 weeks before being intimate, there is a slim chance that it is a true positive. Although, I would say that it is a bit early to be sure.

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answers from Jacksonville on

Im sure that you are pregnant. I hope you are. Best wishes!!!


answers from Los Angeles on

Congratulations! With an early miscarriage yes I would read it as a true positive. Your HCG levels don't rise much with an early miscarriage. I can see if you'd carried to 8 weeks and beyond you may want to move forward with some caution. I think you're good to go. (i have also had miscarriages both early and late first trimester and all my positives to follow were true positives).



answers from Victoria on

i think your urine is detecting hormones so the test might still be detecting those hormones or what ever chemicals in your body that havent gotten back to "normal" yet.

So sorry for your loss. I lost one then had two beautiful babies no issues. I know close friends and family memebers who had a misscarriage then had one or more children.


answers from Washington DC on


I'm sorry for your loss. Even at the early stages, it still hurts.

Yes, your question makes sense. However, please keep in mind that it can take several months for your body to get back to normal. If you have had unprotected sex, it's possible you are pregnant. I would go to my doctor for a blood test to check for the HgH levels to be sure. Especially since your levels went DOWN but were not at zero. That can skew your test results.

Good luck!


answers from Nashville on

I would think so as well. I would make an ob app to make sure!



answers from Albuquerque on

I'd say it's pretty safe to say you're prego! Anything under 30 hcg will read negative so since you were negative after your loss in February and your numbers were still going down then it looks like it's positive. I had an early miscarriage a few years ago and got pregnant the following cycle. Good luck!



answers from Austin on

K., Thanks for posting, so many women miscarry and do not understand how this keeps happening. When I was in my early 30's I miscarried 3 times! So I went to a specialist and he told me my problem wasn't getting pregnant you just have trouble keeping the pregnancy.. My dr. said as soon as you get pregnant again, start taking a baby aspirin everyday! I had twin boys in `97 and another in 2000. There was a time that I felt I was not going to have a baby. I wish you the best luck, The question seems logical but only a medical dr can explain it. Please post if this helps you! S. B.



answers from Houston on

I had an early miscarriage in December 22, I was planning to tell my husband the next day at a pre-Christmas party and I lost the baby that day in the morning. When I came out of the doctor I asked her if I could keep trying for a baby and she said yes.... One month later on January I called and said I am pregnant, she did not believe me but asked me to go see her... I was actually pregnant. My daughter was born exactly 10 months after the day I had a miscarriage.

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