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Common Miscarriage Symptoms
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
Very common: Many women have miscarriages without even being aware that they are/were pregnant. Often they might experience a heavier than normal period, or their period might be delayed by a few days or 1-2 weeks. Please remember to use barrier protection to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miscarriage: First of all you need to be pregnant to have a miscarriage. If you are pregnant the most common signs in early pregancy would be bleeding and/or cramping. It is best to be evaluated by your doctor and further tests can be done to see if your pregnancy is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miscarriage symptoms: A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus prior to the 20th week of pregnancy. Symptoms of a miscarriage include bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, very severe cramps, fever, abdominal pain, back pain & weakness. If you have any of these symptoms you should contact your obstetrician immediately. ...Read more
Not very.: Many women will experience a miscarriage - but not very many wil miscarry over and over. A first trimester miscarriage with no confirmation of a fetal heartbeat does no increase the risk for the next pregnancy. However, if you do miscarry the second time, then your risk is about 1 in 3 for the next pregnancy. A second trimester miscarriage with a confirmed heartbeat has a slightly higher risk. ...Read more
Cramping/bleeding: These are the usual ones but - caution - they are very non-specific. Iow if you have some cramping and bleeding it does not necessarily mean you are miscarrying; in fact, mild bleeding or spotting is extremely common in normal pregnancies. Best advice is see a doctor promptly if you're worried! ...Read more
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