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Miscarriage - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What happens in Miscarriage?

A Miscarriage usually occurs when the fetus dies before the 20th week of pregnancy. In medical terminology, a Miscarriage is also called a spontaneous abortion. Miscarriages are very common, according to a study, approximately 50% pregnant women can experience a miscarriage. Signs of a Miscarriage include severe back pain, weakness, fever, abdominal pain, acute cramps and mild to heavy bleeding. It is important to consult your obstetrician if you experience such symptoms.

What causes miscarriages?

  • Dangerous genetic problems which the unborn baby can develop.
  • Infection
  • Medical conditions existing in the mother like thyroid diseases and diabetes.
  • Hormonal problems
  • A very weak immune system.
  • Physical problems experienced by the mother.
  • Abnormalities or problems in the uterus

Risk factors which can lead to a Miscarriage:

  • If a woman’s age is over 35.
  • If a woman has medical conditions such as thyroid problems or diabetes.
  • If she has had three or more Miscarriages in the past.
  • A woman can also experience a Miscarriage is she has a weak cervix. This is also known as incompetent cervix, in such cases the woman’s cervix cannot hold a pregnancy. A Miscarriage caused due to cervix insufficiency occurs during the second trimester.

    Symptoms of a Miscarriage caused by cervical insufficiency:

    • A sudden pressure in her uterus.
    • A woman’s “water” can break all of a sudden.
    • Tissue from the placenta and fetus gets expelled from the vagina without any pain.

    What happens after a Miscarriage?

    The health care provider or an obstetrician will perform some blood work, ultrasound test and a pelvic exam to confirm if there has been a Miscarriage. Sometimes, during a Miscarriage the uterus usually gets empty and no treatment is required. But in case the uterus isn’t empty a procedure called dilation and curettage (D & C) procedure is carried out. In this surgery the cervix is dilated at first and then the remaining placental or fetal tissue is removed from the uterus. Most of the times, certain medications are prescribed so that your body can expel the remaining tissues out of your uterus. This is an ideal option for some women who want to avoid a surgery and have a stable condition during the Miscarriage.

    Medications, genetic tests and blood tests are mandatory for women who have had more than three miscarriages in a row so that the doctor can diagnose the root of the problem and avoid further Miscarriages in future.

    Treatable by medical professional Require medical diagnosis Lab test always required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
    Symptoms
    Fluid, blood or tissue passing from the vagina Pain in the belly or lower back

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    Popular Questions & Answers

    I am 28 and I have had seven consecutive miscarriages. I usually start bleeding at the 5th wk of pregnancy despite using susten 200. I am worried if I will ever have my own kids. Please, I need help.

    Generally first trimester bleeding occured due to chromosomal abnormalities so you both partners should undergo karyotyping and apart from that female partner should undergo thyroid ,sugar apla torch test.

    Respected doctor's yesterday my wife had miscarriage third times in a row, the first miscarriage occurred in 2016, second in 2017 third on 03 april. During first time the pregnancy was of 5 weeks without heartbeats but in second and third case pregnancy was of 7-8 weeks with normal heartbeats. In all the 03 cases doctor prescribed to clean the residual with medicine but without d&c citing the residual clot is of 13-19 mm only. After second miscarriage doctor prescribed wife for torch, igg, igm test, thyroid, urine and blood tests in which her all report got normal values. As she got conceived without any medical help whenever we planned doctor not went any test for me. We changed our doctor after first and second miscarriage but we do not want to blame on doctor's. But there is some complications with us which doctor not able to diagnose results in recurrent miscarriage. Her lmp was - 27 january this time after her missed period, we went to doctor for any pre pregnancy care but urine test for pregnancy came negative, she have done same by herself also but came negative in the last week of february. On 26 march we again visited to doctor after experiencing all pregnancy symptoms and this time test came strongly positive after prescribed ultrasound, pregnancy confirmed with well appreciated heartbeat but a clot was present along with baby. As we also do not have any idea about the pregnancy, we had various trips and parties in between these 05-06 weeks of pregnancy unintentionally. But after conformance of pregnancy, doctor prescribed complete rest with folic acid, sustain sr 400 mg tab, duphaston tab, doxinate tab a day with hucog 5000 injection biweekly. But only after 06 days i.e. 03 april again in the 07 weeks pregnancy, pain with bleeding started. This time we both are in bewildered state and not able to understand what we should do now. We don't want this to repeat again therefore we need on this open platform that what we should do now for better future.

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