According to Baby Centre, miscarriage can occur at any time after conception. An early miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks. Up to 75 percent of fertilized eggs are lost in the first days of pregnancy.Know More
After a positive pregnancy test, the chance of having an early miscarriage drops down to 20 percent.
Baby Centre claims that this type of miscarriage typically happens when the embryo is not developing as it should be, possibly due to problems with its chromosomes. The most common side effects of early miscarriage include heavy bleeding and intense cramps. In most cases, no hospitalization or further treatment is needed.Learn more about Pregnancy
As soon as a menstrual cycle begins following a miscarriage, a woman can get pregnant again, according to Mayo Clinic. This usually takes between four to six weeks following a miscarriage.Full Answer >
At six weeks of pregnancy, the tissue expelled by the body as a result of a miscarriage would look similar to heavy menstrual bleeding with no visible fetus or placenta present, according to Our Bodies Ourselves. This passage of tissue will be accompanied by cramping and bleeding similar to a regular monthly cycle and should lessen and taper off over the course of several days, according to Our Bodies Ourselves.Full Answer >
A woman may bleed for up to two weeks after a miscarriage, according to About.com. Bleeding that lasts longer than two weeks may indicate an incomplete miscarriage. In an incomplete miscarriage, tissue from the pregnancy remains in the uterus, posing an infection risk.Full Answer >
Symptoms of an infection following a miscarriage include fever, cramping, foul-smelling discharge and bleeding that does not stop, according to Medline Plus. Typically an infection following a miscarriage occurs in the uterus when tissue from the fetus or placenta is not fully expelled and does not affect the cervix.Full Answer >