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How is miscarriage diagnosed?

A miscarriage can sometimes be diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. To help diagnose a miscarriage, your doctor can also perform tests. These may include: ultrasound, which produces an image of your body's internal structures and can be used to identify the presence of a fetal heartbeat and check that the embryo is developing correctly, or if a miscarriage has occurred; blood tests, which can be used to check the level of specific hormones, including human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), that change during pregnancy or miscarriage; tissue tests, which involve the testing of pregnancy tissue that has been passed. Checking this in a laboratory can confirm that a miscarriage has occurred, and; a pelvic exam, to check if your cervix has begun to dilate, indicating a miscarriage.12131

Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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