Miscarriage is spontaneous abortion. Pregnancy ends in a natural way during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, but sometimes later. In most cases, no specific cause is identified. Miscarriage is a fairly common phenomenon since it occurs after 10 to 20% of pregnancies confirmed.
What are the warning signs of a miscarriage?
In some women, the miscarriage occurs without particular sign beforehand. In other women, the following symptoms may occur:
- Vaginal bleeding brown, but sometimes bright red or pink.
- Losses brown or red-type fluid or blood clots.
- Pain in the lower back.
- Cramp in the stomach.
- Decrease in breast tenderness.
- Signs of pregnancy less obvious
- Dizziness. Note that bleeding and vaginal discharge, like pain, tend to increase with the increase in miscarriage.
What to do?
Every woman in early pregnancy should consult their doctor promptly if such symptoms occur. In case of loss of a small piece of tissue, it is advisable to keep it, because from it doctors can try to identify the cause of miscarriage. During the progress of the miscarriage, it should reduce its activities to a minimum or even lie down and avoid sex. The doctor will do tests to see including the state of dilatation of the cervix of the uterus, whether the pregnancy is progressing normally, to determine the number of fetus, to detect a possible infection, etc.. In some cases, an intervention (curettage, aspiration) may be decided to remove tissue remaining in the uterus and to avoid a risk of infection.
The after miscarriage
Miscarriage is a physically and psychologically traumatic episode. Should therefore be taking time to recover. It is generally recommended to wait two to three weeks before resuming sexual activity and the end of the next period to attempt another pregnancy. Indeed, one miscarriage does not mean the end of the next pregnancy will be the same. The future chances to lead a normal pregnancy are very good. However, in case of recurrent miscarriages, it is advisable to consult a specialist to get tested and to further explore the causes of miscarriage.
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