Symptoms of miscarriage but negative pregnancy test

Kristin - posted on 06/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Has anyone experienced all of the symptoms of miscarriage but the pregnancy test was negative? I have already had one miscarriage about 4 years ago and my recent symptoms were almost identical. However, with the previous miscarriage (appx 10 weeks along) I had a positive test. This time I suspect it was a very early miscarriage (appx 4 weeks), but the test was negative. Anyone else have a similar experience? We were wanting to try for another baby in the fall but this has really made me question if I could handle the loss of yet another pregnancy. Thank you for your responses.

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Sarah - posted on 06/23/2012

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It's possible for sure. If you were only 4w along you may not have enough hormones to detect on a urine test. You could ask your doc to do a blood test, but it may prove more distressing to you than helpful. Try to keep in mind though, as many as 1/2 of pregnancies are lost before the Mom even knows she's pregnant. Many just pass them off as a heavy period. It's likely your previous experience that is causing you to be so attuned to what's going on now. Basically, I'd recommend you see your doc either way, to rule out something else. Good luck.

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