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Had a miscarriage. Trying to conceive. Confused about the results. Is it a chemical pregnancy?

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I had had a miscarriage (blighted ovum) back on 9/28 and had a D&E. I had my period, and we were trying to conceive this month (after given the go ahead from the OB) and I was due for my period yesterday. We tested with a First Response pregnancy test Tuesday night and got a faint line positive, however the Clearblue Digital said not pregnant. Yesterday, I took another Digital, saying not pregnant. I tested this morning, and got another faint line on the First Response, but another negative on the digital. We're both concerned this could be a chemical pregnancy. I am currently 12 days past ovulation. Does this sound like a chemical pregnancy or could it just be too soon for the digital test to pick it up? I am 28 years old and overall healthy. I have no medical history except the miscarriage in September.
Posted Thu, 3 May 2012 in Getting Pregnant
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

At 12 days past ovulation, it is actually too early for the digital test to pick up the pregnancy. Getting a faint positive test on first response is a positive sign and most likely it is not a chemical pregnancy.

I advise you to repeat the test with the digital kit with an early morning sample of urine on 17-18 days past ovulation when it is most likely to detect pregnancy.

Alternatively, you can consult a gynaecologist who will do a serum beta HCG test and a pelvic ultrasound to confirm or rule out pregnancy.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Had a miscarriage. Trying to conceive. Confused about the results. Is it a chemical pregnancy? 21 hours later
I'm a little concerned, because this morning, I took another pregnancy test on the First Response and it was negative. There was no line.

Does this mean it's chemical since it was a negative today and a positive yesterday?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Hello.

Thanks for writing again.

A negative test today with a weakly positive test yesterday with a negative digital test is more suggestive of a false positive test rather than a chemical pregnancy.

It is best to wait for a few days and then get your serum beta hCG levels tested.

Hope my answer is helpful. Further queries are welcome.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Regards.
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