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A 18-year-old female asked:

My pregnancy symptoms went away after 5 weeks and ive been experiencing vaginal bleeding, blood clots , back pain and cramps. is this a miscarriage?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hard to guess: Can do a home pregnancy test and call one's doctor. Any woman may have a miscarriage, as a normal part of life. If a woman has recurrent miscarriages, there are some known causes (other than bad luck) such as genetic disorders (like a chromosomal abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), anatomic causes (such as a malformed uterus), and environmental causes (like smoking).

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Last updated Oct 6, 2020

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