Every pregnant woman dreads the thought of a miscarriage. However, it is important that each pregnant woman should know the signs and symptoms leading to miscarriage.
Any kind of bleeding, even minor spotting is a cause of concern. Immediately call up your doctor and fix an appointment for an immediate checkup. Bleeding or spotting does not necessarily mean that you will have a miscarriage. However, do not take any chances during your pregnancy.
Notice whether the flow is light or heavy. Heavy bleeding accompanied with severe abdominal cramping or lower back ache is a sign of impending miscarriage. Women will also experience pelvic cramps. A gush of fluid from the vagina with or without blood needs to be reported immediately. You might or might not experience pain in this case.
Many women also develop high temperature during a miscarriage. Take your temperature to check for fever. Nausea leading to heavy vomiting can also occur when a woman miscarries. Overall weakness is also felt due to loss of blood.
Bleeding during a miscarriage is usually accompanied with passing of tissues and blood clots. These clots are bigger in size than the ones that are passed out when you have normal periods. The tissues passed are grayish in color.
Check for the usual symptoms of pregnancy. If you do not feel any of the signs of pregnancy then you have miscarried. If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms rush to the hospital immediately. Your doctor will perform blood test to check the beta-HCG levels and also perform an ultrasound to check for miscarriage.
In some cases your health provider might also do a cervical exam to check for cervix dilation. In early stage pregnancies the body expels all of the fetal tissues without any medicine or surgery. In a few cases, where miscarriage remains incomplete, surgical procedure of dilation and curettage (D&C) is performed to rid the body of the dead tissues.
The woman is at risk of developing internal infection if the miscarriage remains incomplete. Sadly, science has not yet progressed to that level where a miscarriage can be stopped. However, it is important that a woman be given proper medical attention during and after the miscarriage.
This is important for the physical health and overall well-being of the woman. In cases where the woman suffers from severe emotional breakdown due to miscarriage, the health care provider can guide you to join support groups. One can also go for therapy to seek comfort and reassurance.