Spotting or bleeding is the most prominent sign of a miscarriage, according to Krissi Danielsson for About.com. Severe abdominal pain is another symptom. A loss of early pregnancy symptoms like breast tenderness and morning sickness is a sign of pregnancy complications. A lack of movement from the baby is another indication of a serious problem.Know More
WebMD notes that a dull pain in the lower back is another sign of a miscarriage, and pelvic cramps are another problem. Fetal tissue passing from the vagina is another indication of fetal complications. Pain in the lower back, pelvis or stomach may last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Blood-clot matter from the vagina is another symptom. A clear or pinkish fluid from the vagina requires medical assistance.
WebMD notes that pain accompanied with bleeding is a more troubling sign. MomsWhoThink.com mentions that lower backaches accompanied with bleeding are another sign of a miscarriage. WebMD points out that bleeding from a miscarriage can occur with or without cramps.
Danielsson claims that severe pain in the abdomen in the early part of the pregnancy is cause for concern, especially if there is pain on a particular side of the abdomen. Preterm labor in the second or third trimester requires the immediate attention of a doctor or a visit to the emergency room. Signs of preterm labor are frequent contractions, dull backaches, menstrual-like cramps and changes in vaginal discharge.Learn more about Pregnancy
According to U.S. News, evidence in 2014 indicates that in most circumstances, ibuprofen taken during pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defect. However, the Guardian cites a study performed in 2011 and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal which indicates that ibuprofen and drugs like it more than double the risk of miscarriage when taken during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.Full Answer >
According to Mayo Clinic, being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the risk of several conditions, including gestational diabetes, thrombosis, overdue pregnancy, labor problems and miscarriage. The March of Dimes classifies women with a body mass index of between 25.0 and 29.9 as overweight and those with a BMI of 30.0 and above as obese. These numbers represent 66 percent and 25 percent of American women of childbearing age, respectively.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, symptoms of miscarriage at four weeks include vaginal bleeding, painful cramping and the passing of larger blood clots or tissue from the vagina. A miscarriage generally occurs over a period of several days.Full Answer >
Dilation and curettage, better known as a D&C, is a procedure sometimes performed after a miscarriage to remove remaining pieces of placenta from the uterus, according to WebMD. As D&C is an outpatient procedure, patients are not admitted into the hospital. However, they may spend as many as five hours at the clinic or hospital after the procedure.Full Answer >