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How is a chemical pregnancy confirmed?
A chemical pregnancy is confirmed when an early pregnancy test reveals a positive result but later returns a negative result in a week or two. Sometimes the only real sign or symptom is a late period.
What is a chemical pregnancy鈥攁nd is it safe?
A chemical pregnancy describes a miscarriage that happens so early on, you may not even know you conceived. 鈥溾€楥hemical pregnancy鈥?is just the name of a very early miscarriage,鈥?Maura Quinlan, M.D., assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, tells SELF. How early?
How common are chemical pregnancies?
Chemical pregnancies are extremely common. In fact, experts actually believe this very early pregnancy loss may account for up to 50 percent of all conceptions. Often, the only sign of a chemical pregnancy is a late period. You鈥檒l only know if you had a pregnancy loss if you happened to take an early pregnancy test soon after conception.
What does a chemical pregnancy bleeding look like?
Bleeding from a miscarriage (chemical pregnancy) In general, bleeding associated with a chemical pregnancy may start as light spotting and then turn to excessive bleeding with visible clotting (dark red clots), similar to a heavy period. Cramping and heavier bleeding are other signs of a chemical miscarriage. Bleeding from implantation bleeding