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Question: What is monosomy of chromosome No.15? Missed abortion of approx. 6 weeks 4 days. Does monosomy of chromosome No. 15 happen again to the person who was had it before? N.C. (India)
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Question: How much is it to have IVF? I’m 49. C.E. (UK)
Question: Is it possible to be pregnant and the hormone not show when you do a pregnancy test? My last baby only showed when i did a test after 3 months. Y.Y. (UK)
Answer: Yes, a false negative pregnancy test is possible. However, with modern pregnancy test kits, this is exceedingly unlikely when the pregnancy is more than 5 weeks. If you believe you are pregnant and the test is negative on more than one occasion, it is time to see your GP where either a blood test to check pregnancy hormone levels or an ultrasound scan (sometimes both) will be arranged depending on the full clinical picture.
Question: I had vasa praevia with my little girl. When I went I was started off in hospital. Prior to this about 2 weeks before I visited my midwife for a routine check up and when I was there I expressed my concerns as I was worried about my belly it was soft and like Jelly on the bottom. It didn't feel like a baby it just looked saggy. My midwife assured me that it was perfectly normal could this have something to do with my condition? Thank you. V.D. (UK)
Question: i am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child and i keep getting stabbing pains just below both my boobs. Is this considered normal and what could this be? N. (UK)
Question: I had unprotected sex on ** of May (two months ago), I got pregnant. Two days ago I have been bleeding and once I removed a clotted blood though not huge. Could it mean I have a miscarriage? M. (Kenya)
Answer: On a balance of probabilities, you are likely to be miscarrying. However, this is not a foregone conclusion. If the bleeding is not heavy, even if it is prolonged with passage of small clots, that could simply be threatened miscarriage. The majority of threatened miscarriages go on to resolve spontaneously and the pregnancy carries on to Term. There is another scenario which could also mean you are still pregnant: If your pregnancy started off as twins and you miscarry one twin, vaginal bleeding in that process can be substantial but the surviving twin will be unaffected.
If there is still ongoing bleeding and if you have access to the resources, the best way to resolve the uncertainlty is to have an ultrasound scan. That will clarify the situation. A urine pregnancy test is not useful in the circumstances. This can remain positive for several days after a miscarriage.
Vessels of vasa praevia