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Is a chemical pregnancy considered a miscarriage?
I hope the above example demonstrates that a chemical pregnancy is, indeed, a miscarriage. It is one of many different types of miscarriage, along with miscarriages from chromosomal abnormalities and ectopic pregnancy. While not all doctors classify a chemical loss as a miscarriage, many do.
What is a chemical pregnancy and how does it work?
It鈥檚 named a chemical pregnancy because there are chemical changes in the blood or urine that show up on a pregnancy test. You can have a positive result but it is too early to see anything on an ultrasound scan.
What is an early miscarriage?
It is the medical definition given to an early and spontaneous abortion or very early miscarriage. It鈥檚 a normal pregnancy, in that conception happens after ovulation, the embryo implants, and a pregnancy test confirms the pregnancy. However, a miscarriage happens before the embryo or fetus can be seen in the uterus.
Can you have a chemical pregnancy without knowing?
Some people who experience a chemical pregnancy never knew they were pregnant. 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.