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Period is late. Previously had heavy bleeding, cramps and back pain. Miscarriage?

I was about a week and a half late for my period, but hadnt had sex since the day after my last period ended. On New Years, I started bleeding very very heavily. I had severe cramps and lower back pain . I had large and thick grayish red clumps. The blood was also very red, which is unusual for me. All of this is not normal for my body. Everything I have read points to a miscarriage . How likely is this possibility?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Mar 2013
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If you did not have sex after your last period, then a miscarriage is ruled out.
Only rarely, does a pregnancy continue inspite of bleeding which you might have mistaken for your last period.
A simple urine pregnancy test will tell you if this is so.
A far more common possibility is endometrial hyperplasia, you can look it up.
Due to hormonal imbalance, the lining of the uterus thickens, and builds up, and when it sheds off, the bleeding is heavy and clumpy.
An ultrasound would tell you if this is the case.
All the best.
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