A is diagnosed with:
- A , which allows the doctor to see whether the is opening (dilating) or whether there is tissue or blood in the cervical opening or the vagina.
- A blood test, which checks the level of the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Your doctor may take several measurements of hCG levels over a period of days to learn whether your pregnancy is still progressing.
- An ultrasound, which helps your doctor find out whether the is intact, detect a fetal heartbeat, and estimate the age of the fetus.
If you have not had a blood test before, you may have one to see if you have blood.
Recurrent miscarriage. If you have three or more miscarriages, your doctor can test for possible causes, including:7
- Testing your blood for antibodies to check for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.
- Using a karyotype to test your blood for parental abnormalities.
- Testing hormone levels to check for .
- Using or pelvic to check for problems with uterine structure.