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Miscarriage and heavy bleeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm about 8 weeks peegnant. This morning during intercourse I started to bleed bright red. It has since subsided but I do feel a bit crampy. My only problem with seeing a docotr is my health insurance does not kick in until the 1st. If it goes on medical record that I'm pregnant I won't be covered for pregnancy for 12 months. What should I do?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hello
Doctor :   You have to rush to the ER
Doctor :   its not advisable for intercourse in 8th month
User :   if I see a doctor my insurance will not cover my pregnancy
Doctor :   and the bleeding may be due to internal vaginal injury or even membrane laceration
User :   8 weeks!
Doctor :   oh, i am really sorry
Doctor :   i got it wrong
Doctor :   yes, it is still an matter to be attended by a gynecologist
User :   I am 8 weeks pregnant. I'm not bleeding anymore. If I can't see a doctor unti 1/1 how coukd I know if I have miscarried?
Doctor :   could not comment until scanned , as minimal amount of bleeding can be expected in threatened abortion
Doctor :   since its a traumatic bleeding you may have to get examined
User :   I don't mean to be rude, but I am scared and stuck between a rock and a hard place. Can you please tell me what I can do to try and decern the difference between normal bleeding and a miscarry? Foer example how long past miscarry will a home test yield positive results?
User :   I have a drs appt on 1/4
Doctor :   if its a complete abortion there would be blood along with the embryonic tissue
Doctor :   as in your case since its only few drops of blleding
User :   no tissue, just blood
Doctor :   it could be two chances
Doctor :   one is implantation bleeding which is completely normal and
Doctor :   the other being threatened abortion where the embryo might have suffered the trauma during the intercourse and lead to bleed
Doctor :   which can proceed into full abortion any time
Doctor :   hence it needs a good examination or even a scan to rule out the miscarriage
User :   implantation bleeding at 8 weeks? I read that could be damage blood vessels from a sensitive and engourged cervix... Is that still a threatened abortion?
User :   how long after miscarry does hgh stay in your blood and urine?
Doctor :   implantation bleeding is the bleeding at the site of implation need not be during
Doctor :   ant kind of trauma can affect the thick bunch of vessels and cause bleeding
Doctor :   hcg stays high even after 3 to 4 days after a miscarriage
User :   so I'm sorry I didn't get what you are saying about implantation... I know what it is, doesn't 8 weeks seem late for implantatuon bleeding tho?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   at 8 weeks the implantation site is still
User :   so taking a home test wouldn't be a good indication at this time?
Doctor :   devoloping and friable
User :   friable?
Doctor :   prone for traumatic bleedin
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