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If she miscarried, would the blood test still show that she is pregnant? If the HCG levels is high but nothing can be seen in the uterus via the Sonogram, does that mean we have to wait some more weeks? or is there something wrong?
Hi there The HCG levels will be coming down if she has miscarried....meaning, if hers is higher than the normal range, (which I'm sure it will be since she is getting a + on the home pregnancy tests), they will wait a week and repeat the blood HCG level. If nothing is seen on the sonogram, it is either too early to see anything (if by chance the date of conception is off) or there is nothing there. So, they will look at the big picture (sonogram, HCG levels, and her history) to make a determination. Unfortunately, in cases where the patient bleeds, the pregnancy tests are positive and nothing is seen in utero, a little more time needs to pass in order to make the call. But if I had to speculate as to what will happen next, the Dr will review the HCG levels and look at how far along she is supposed to be, and either make the call then (that she is or is not pregnant) and then repeat the HCG level and sonogram in about a week. Your wife's last menstrual period was December 15th, she would be 7 weeks and 5 days....but this is calculating it if she has a 28 day cycle and ovulation on day 14...sometimes that doesn't happen. But at 7 weeks along or even 6 weeks, they should have seen a fetus. I'm a little concerned that she may have miscarried since the ultrasound is clear but she is still having the + pregnancy tests. Like I said before, the pregnancy tests will show positive for sometimes 4-6 weeks after a miscarriage because these levels will go down slowly.
So as of now, even if the HCG test is high, it might be on its way down, so there is no way to determine if she really miscarried until it is compared to a second test.