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How long will it take to start miscarrying?

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LeSquigh Sat 16-Jul-16 20:44:41

Hi all

I posted in Pregnancy last week as I have been having positive tests for nearly three weeks now. However, Clearblue digital has never gone past 1-2 weeks in that time and whilst I realise they are not an exact science, in previous pregnancies they have always been exact. Mainly though, I haven't felt pregnant. I am always well aware that I am pregnant before a test will show positive, even an early one. I only took a test four days before period was due because I was due to go out and wanted to see if I could drink (because I am trying). I went to docs and was sent for a hcg beta blood test at 5+6 (I am now 6+2) having told the doctor that I knew it wasn't a viable pregnancy and despite showing a strong positive she listened and agreed to the test. I have to go back early next week for next step or booking in. My beta hcg reads 290, and it should be a lot higher than that by now. So it looks like my instinct was right. I have accepted from the start that this was never going to go the distance so I don't have the upset as such but I am a bit in limbo not knowing how long it is going to take to start miscarrying. My pregnancy has obviously not progressed past about 4 weeks so when is it likely I will start bleeding? Will the doctor give me something to help me along?

AliBingo Tue 19-Jul-16 10:09:24

Sorry to hear that. I think the "when will bleeding start" is a bit like the classic "how long is a piece of string" but I recently had a miscarriage, I was scanned at 7 weeks and it only measured 5w3d, the medics advised I wait 2 weeks to see if I bled and it started at 7 weeks 5 days so for me it was 2-3 weeks after the pregnancy failed that my body decided to eject it. I hope yours happens soon, as once you know it's over you just want it to be completely over really don't you.

LeSquigh Tue 19-Jul-16 10:49:18

Thank you.

AliBingo Tue 19-Jul-16 11:19:02

The waiting and not knowing is really crappy isn't it.

LeSquigh Tue 19-Jul-16 13:29:09

It is. sad

McBaby Sat 23-Jul-16 07:41:36

I hope you are ok. My baby stopped growing at 4 weeks but I started bleeding at 10 weeks which was my only indication there was a problem. Hopefully yours is much quicker.

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