Possible recurring miscarriage


Q: Earlier this year i had a miscarriage. I wasn't even aware that i was pregnant until i had to go to the er for sever ab pain. my cycles have never been regular and it was about 6 weeks since my last cycle when i started, not really spotting, it was lighter. i refer to it as staining. its happening again. its been about 6 weeks since my last cycle and i'm staining. i took 2 home tests and they were both negative. my breast are tender and my hips seem to be wider. i have no insurance and i'm scared. the pain from before was almost unbarable and i'm still paying for the er visit. is there anyway to tell for sure if this is another miscarriage or just my cycle?


A:   I comprehend your concern about possible miscarriage. The only way to rule out this possibility is by confirming your pregnancy first. You could either take a home pregnancy test again, suing the first urine of the morning which carries the most concentration of pregnancy hormone or you could have a blood pregnancy test to rule out definitely this possibility.
On the other hand your irregular menstruation can be caused by a hormonal imbalance caused by different factors, if you rule out pregnancy you will still need to visit a gynecologist for a more detail evaluation and possible prescription of contraceptives to help regulate your menses. I wish you a prompt recovery.

Related Q&A

Q: I had a missed miscarriage at around 3 months that was found 3 weeks ago. I was given two rounds of misoprostol to cl...

Q: Hi i am pregnant 10 weeks . 4 weeks ago i got bleeding treat for miscarriage. The doctor test me for std and came ou...

Q: Is it safe to have sexual intercourse after having a complicated miscarriage on 30 May the complications were told to...

Q: Do I need to have D&C for a 4 weeks miscarriage? Had my period on 16 march and lasted 8 days with heavy bleed...

Q: I miscarried on march 28th 2015. They removed the fetus and did a d&c, I feel a sharp stabbing pain on my left si...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon