pelvic exam, which allows the doctor to see whether
cervix is opening (dilating) or whether there is
tissue or blood in the cervical opening or the vagina.
test, which checks the level of the pregnancy hormone called
human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Your doctor may
take several measurements of hCG levels over a period of days to learn whether
your pregnancy is still progressing.
ultrasound, which helps your doctor find out whether
amniotic sac is intact, detect a fetal heartbeat, and
estimate the age of the fetus.
If you have not had a blood test before, you may have one
to see if you have
Recurrent miscarriage. If you have three or more miscarriages,
your doctor can test for possible causes, including:3
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 01, 2013
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