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Diagnostic Tests for Miscarriage

Diagnostic Test list for Miscarriage:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Miscarriage includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure and pulse (to detect shock from blood loss)
    • Palpate the abdomen to feel the size of the uterus and feel for any tenderness
    • Vaginal examination looking for any bleeding coming through the opening of the cervix, looking for patency of the cervical opening (indicating that a miscarriage is inevitable) and looking for products of conception in the cervical opening or vagina
    • If movement of the cervix with the examining hand causes significant pain must consider ectopic pregnancy
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count (looking for evidence of anemia due to blood loss or for sepsis)
    • Blood group (if Rh D negative, must be given Anti D immunoglobulin)
    • Beta hCG pregnancy test
    • Blood culture, if suspect septic miscarriage
    • If recurrent miscarriages suggest oral glucose tolerance test for diabetes; ANA and ds DNA autoantibodies for systemic lupus erythematosus; anticardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulant for phospholipids syndrome; karyotyping
  • Radiological investigations
    • Pelvic ultrasound scan looking for site of pregnancy, viability of pregnancy and to rule out molar pregnancy (placental tumor)
    • If recurrent miscarriages, may indicate hysteroscopy
  • Vaginal swab - for microscopy and culture, if suspect septic miscarriage.
  • Laparoscopy - may be indicated if recurrent miscarriages.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Miscarriage causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Miscarriage:

The following list of conditions have 'Miscarriage' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Miscarriage:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Miscarriage' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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