Symptoms of Miscarriage
One of the most traumatic experiences you can
ever go through during a pregnancy is a miscarriage. If you’re worried or have this
terrible inkling feeling that you’ve miscarried, this article is going to help you by pinpointing some of the
definite and possible signs and symptoms of a miscarriage. If you are able to relate to
any of these signs, it is important that you visit your doctor and seek medical help, support, and advice on
what to do.
Definite Symptoms of a
· Painful vaginal bleeding – could either be light, heavy, irregular, or constant. This is usually the symptom women
experience during their first trimesters.
· Pains in different areas of the
body – this includes abdominal pain, persistent lower back pain,
pelvic cramps, and the like.
This usually happens once vaginal bleeding has occurred
· Grayish fetal tissues are present, which passes from the vagina. These are also known as blood
Possible Symptoms of a
· Irregular bleeding - usually a possible sign of miscarriage simply because there could be other reasons why a
woman would experience this kind of bleeding.
To be able to make sure that it isn’t a definite sign, it is usually advised to have
your hCG levels monitored by your healthcare provider.
· Decrease of pregnancy
symptoms – if you suddenly noticed that you haven’t experienced
any pregnancy symptoms since finding out that you’re pregnant, it is a possible but usually unreliable sign
of a miscarriage. Though it is considered a sign of a pending or “threatened miscarriage”, there are cases
wherein women don’t experience the usual pregnancy symptoms anymore but are still able to deliver their
· No fetal movement – again, this could be a sign of a pending or threatened miscarriage but could also mean
otherwise. It is
important though that you consult your doctor about the possibility of a miscarriage due to lack of movement from
· Weight loss – this could be a possible sign of a miscarriage or an indication of something
These symptoms are more or less the
same kind of symptoms that you’d feel with other types of miscarriages such as threatened miscarriage,
incomplete miscarriage, blighted ovum, and the like. For example, most of the
possible signs of miscarriage are related to a threatened miscarriage while a woman who has been diagnosed with
blighted ovum would experience spotting, cramps, and vaginal bleeding along with a decrease in hCG
Overall, if you experience any or all
of these signs it is important that you contact your doctor immediately so that he or she can evaluate through
tests and treatments if you’ve just miscarried or are about to miscarry.