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Symptoms of Miscarriage

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symptoms of miscarriage

Miscarriage is a loss of pregnancy in the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy. It is found that the period of initial 6 to 8 weeks is very crucial and vulnerable to miscarriage. Thus, utmost care is required during the first 3 months of pregnancy. The probability of miscarriage increases with age. Approximately 28% of pregnant women are at the risk of having miscarriage at the age of forty.

Here are a few symptoms of miscarriage:

  • Vaginal Bleeding: Vaginal bleeding or spotting is the one of the initial symptoms of miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding can be light, heavy; irregular or continuous. In few cases, bleeding is followed by a brownish discharge. However, spotting during pregnancy does not always indicate miscarriage, and can be caused due to other reasons. Most women experience bleeding in first trimester and have successful pregnancy.
  • Abdominal Pain: Severe pain in the abdominal region along with vaginal spotting can be a symptom of miscarriage. Pain in the pelvic region is another early symptom of miscarriage. Abdominal pain may start a few hours after the onset of bleeding. In some cases, similar abdominal pain can indicate the occurrence of an ectopic pregnancy, which is a fatal condition that is caused when a fetus is implanted outside the uterus. Although minor abdominal cramps that are often experienced during menstruation is not necessarily a symptom of miscarriage.
  • Other Symptoms of Miscarriage: Some other symptoms of miscarriage include loss of morning sickness, decreased breast tenderness, severe vomiting, a sudden loss in weight, and dizziness. Some women might experience painful contraction for a couple of minutes, frequent urination, or burning sensation while urinating.

Pregnant women with such symptoms must consult the doctor immediately, as there is the risk of extreme blood loss. Rarely there may be no symptoms of miscarriage, and an actual state is detected by conducting an ultrasound scan when it is seen that the fetus has stopped developing and the heart beat is missing.

However, never get upset with the miscarriage. There is wide prospect of having a healthy pregnancy even after miscarriage. Usually the causes of miscarriage are not the fault of a pregnant woman. But, it is important to take care of your health during post-miscarriage and look for ways to help you get through the bad phase.


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