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If I take a pg test will it be positive even if baby had died?

I will be 11 wks tomorrow and havent felt pregnant at all. I did alittle inthe beginning and had an ultrasound that looked great but since then have felt nothing. My 12 wk appointment is in 9 days and it can't come fast enough. I asked my doc last week to check hcg levels but she said if I wasn't spotting or cramping to not worry. Grrr I just want some reassurance. If I take a pg test will it come u positive even if the baby has died? Also will my uterus keep growing if the baby died? This is my 3rd baby and with my first 2 (boys) I had plenty of symptoms m new I was pg!!

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Asked by mommyofone15 at 11:29 AM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • wow..i didnt really know i was preggo until around 15wks thats when my changed totally showed i had morning sickness etc..but nothing before that...hopefully you are just having a quiet baby and you are still preggo i say if not spotting/cramping etc you should be good to go..congrats

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 11:31 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yep, it will continue to show positive until your hormone lvls go back to normal. took me almost 3 months :-(

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 11:33 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • You don't have to "feel" anything to be pregnant. You aren't even that far along. I've been pregnant five times a none of them were the same experience. You aren't spotting or bleeding, so just be happy. ;) listen to your doctor.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:36 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • My hcg levels actually kept rising although I had miscarried. When my second ultrasound showed no growth and no heartbeat was detected, we knew I had definitely lost the baby. I went on for about a month thinking I was pregnant, when I actually wasn't. I guess deep down, I knew something was wrong, because I had no symptoms, but everything looked normal until that second ultrasound. I wish you the best!!!

    Answer by AngieBry at 11:37 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Sounds more like you are just lucky not experiencing any symptoms. Just think positive. The moms are right thougha test would stol come out positive.

    Answer by Melbornj at 11:47 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • HCG is made by the placenta. Until that comes out, you will continue with positive pregnancy tests even if the baby has died. But every pregnancy is different. You don't necessarily have symptoms with every one.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 11:51 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes. It would still show up positive as long as any pregnancy tissue is inside the uterus. I would not worry. I did not have a whole lot of "feeling" pregnant or symtoms with this baby in my first trimester. I am not 18 weeks along and everything is looking great!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Thanks ladies you help calm my worries. I just keep thinking "motherly instinct" and that gets me more worried :(

    Comment by mommyofone15 (original poster) at 12:15 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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