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Definite Signs Of A Miscarriage
Is heavy bleeding during pregnancy with large clots a definite sign of miscarriage? I had heavy bleeding with large clots for a few hours. I soaked through 4 pads in an hour. The bleeding has subsided to about the amount of a normal period. Because it has
Hello. : Hello. I am answering this six days after you wrote it. I hope you are ok at this time. The information you provided did not state how far along you are in pregnancy. If you soaked four pads in an hour, this is not mild spotting. This may well be a miscarriage. It can be defintively determined by an ultrasound, a serum HCG (to see if levels are dropping or rising), or if products of conception are identified. Take care. ...Read more
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
Cramps and bleeding: Some signs of a miscarriage include severe cramping and heavy vaginal bleeding. Some women pass clots and tissue. However, it's possible to have these and not miscarry. It's also possible to have a failed pregnancy but with none of these signs or symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cramping/bleeding: The most common signs of a miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester of pregnancy. A miscarriage can be confused with an ectopic pregnancy. If the cramping is predominantly on the left or right side of the lower abdomen, you should see a doctor to rule out an ectopic. Best wishes! ...Read more
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