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I'm baffled. I had three positive pregnancy results, two on

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Hello, I'm baffled. I had three positive pregnancy results, two on the 18th of Sep and one on the 19th.(last period before that 17th of Aug) Got heavy cramps and bleeding yesterday the 3rd of oct (like a period) went in for a scan today, nothing to see, and tested negative today. They didn't do a vaginal ultrasound due to the negative test. Was I ever pregnant or what happened? Is this just a period now I'm having or at what stage did I pass the pregnancy. I felt nauteaous for a while but that disappeared sometime last week.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 9 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

I am sorry that you are having such problems.

This is most likely an early spontaneous miscarriage. It is possible to have a false pregnancy test result, but it would be extremely unusual to have three false results. So, it is far more likely that you were pregnant on the 18th and 19th of Sep when the tests were positive.

However, now with a negative pregnancy test and nothing to see on today's scan, you likely had spontaneous loss of the pregnancy, and it is likely that it occurred some time last week.

As the technology has improved to perform early pregnancy tests, it has also identified a large number of early miscarriages that years ago were never identified. At that time, these episodes were simply considered to be a late period. Current studies using these sensitive pregnancy tests show that early miscarriages occur in about 25% of pregnancies.

There is no reason to be concerned about having an early spontaneous miscarriage. It does not indicate any health issue in the mother. If you are intentionally trying to get pregnant, then you may continue to try to get pregnant as usual.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 9 months ago.

Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.

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