Hi, i just recently found out that i am expecting and i want to look at everything that happen with a pregnancy i have looked into a lot but im not understanding something about miscarriages. If u think your having one and u go to the doctor they will do an ultrasound now what will they be looking for in that ultrasound and how will you know if you have has a miscarriage? If you go into an ER and you are pregant, u have bleeding and abdomonal pain than how do they know for sure that you have had a miscarriage. If you are expecting and the doctor does an ultrasound but your uterus is empty wouldnt there be signs of a miscarriage?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2010 in Pregnancy
They will check for a heartbeat. If they cannot find one doing a normal ultrasound they will do a vaginal ultrasound. When I had my miscarriage in 2000 I was having cramps all day long. The day before I had an ultrasound where they told me they thought the baby was dead. They said it did not grow beyond 9 weeks. I was at my 3 month checkup when they did the ultrasound and found no heartbeat. I didn't believe them at first and refused to start a DNC. The next day I started bleeding and cramping. By mid day I was having a full blown miscarriage. At first it was just cramping. Just like you are about to start your period. I wrote it off as grief because of what the doc said. I was on my way to another doctor for a second opinion when the m/c happened.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 6:58 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 7:03 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Gaill that is very wrong. A DNC can be done. Sometimes not everything comes out when you have a miscarriage. THen an infection can set in. When mine happened I was rushed to the ER. Part of the placenta was still there. I had to have the DNC. If I had not it could have effected my ability to have more children. So please if not the ER see your doc.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 8:24 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by lillys_mommy09 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by lillys_mommy09 at 9:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by MOMMY2BE0786 at 9:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
I just suffered a m/C on Sunday! It may seem like a waste of money to go to the ER, but if you a pregnant and scared. Go to the ER. It will reassure you and that way if there is something that can be done to save your baby or keep you healthy it gets done. It's up to the individual. I do not regret going.
Answer by Mommy2be51306 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
Answer by karin_beth636 at 7:30 PM on Jan. 20, 2010