How do you tell the difference between a miscarriage and a threatened miscarriage?
A miscarriage means you have definitely lost the baby, there is usually lots of cramping and clots. A threatened miscarriage means just that, you are still pregnant but may miscarry in the future. Any spotting while pregnant can be called a threatened miscarriage and many women go on to have healthy babies. If you still have signs of pregnancy like swollen and sore breasts it is probably just a threatened miscarriage. Most doctors will order an ultrasound scan to tell for sure. I should think that a blood test (Quantitative HCG) would be more reliable than ultrasound. Levels are decreased in the case of miscarriage, threatened &/incomplete abortion, & if the fetus is dead.
How do you tell the difference between a miscarriage and a period... Can a miscarriage have light bleeding instead of heavy?
Is there any way to tell the difference between normal spotting during pregnancy and bleeding due to a miscarriage?
You take a pregnancy test and if it says that you are not pregnant; you had a miscarriage. Or if you go to a doctor and he can tell you. Sometimes it can be hard for you to tell if you have had a miscarriage or just a threatened one. Bleeding is a common sign of miscarriage, but many women bleed but go on to have a perfectly healthy baby. If you have had serious…