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littleone
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i have a question
assuming you had a miscarriage.
and you mistook it for your period (is this even possible?)
whether you miscarried fully or not, would a pregnancy test show up positive or negative?
so, lets say you took the test a few days after your "period" was over, what would the test result be?

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ErinK
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If you believe that you have had a miscarriage, you NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. Do not pass go, do not collect the monopoly money, go to the doctor.

Only a doctor can determine if you did, in fact, have a miscarriage, and if, so, whether or not you need additional medical procedures to help deal with the results of said miscarriage.

A doctor can also talk to you about your options for birth control and STD prevention.

Erin


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emsily0
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in addition to what erin said, sweetie, i just want to say that a lot of your posts recently have been about pregnancy scares that aren't really rational. if you're that worried about getting pregnant that slight, common changes in your period make you think you've had a miscarriage and you don't believe pregnancy tests, then maybe you should look at your readiness to have sex in the first place.

this is not to say that those things are out of the question, it just seems to me that from what you describe, they are rather remote possibilities.

i just think you shouldn't be that worried. i mean, an unwanted pregnancy isn't something anyone looks forward to dealing with, but it's not really the worst possible consequence of having sex (i would say that the deadly, incurable STD's are more in that category), and it would not be the end of the world. if you think it would be, then you need to think about your readiness level. you should also consider trying different forms of birth control, in addition to condoms.

em

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