Are you having a Miscarriage Symptom?
Brian is an author and
public speaker. He is currently writing several books on
the topics of fertility, prevention, and weight loss. Brian
practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in sunny
San Diego, California.
How do you know if you're having a miscarriage symptom?
What's scarier than that idea that you're having a miscarriage
symptom? It's hard for me to write this without feeling
some anxiety for you who read this.
First, let's get the facts straight before leaping to conclusions:
One common miscarriage symptom is bleeding from the vagina.
This bleeding may be light or heavy, constant or irregular. It
can sometimes be difficult to know whether light bleeding is a
But if your vaginal bleeding comes with pain, it's more
likely to be a miscarriage symptom. This miscarriage symptom pain
can be pelvic cramps, abdominal pain, or a persistent dull lower
back ache. It may may not begin until a few hours or days after
the vaginal bleeding.
If you pass blood clots or grayish tissue from your vagina,
this also may be a miscarriage symptom.
It isn't always easy to tell whether a miscarriage is taking
place - it may happen over a number of days, and one miscarriage
symptom experience can be very different another's.
Some miscarriages cause no symptoms for several weeks after the
fetus has died. This is called a missed miscarriage. Breast tenderness
and weight gain diminish. You'll need a medical examination to
identify a missed miscarriage.
How is a miscarriage diagnosed?
If you are concerned that you might be miscarrying, see your
health professional. If your symptoms and a pelvic examination
do not confirm whether a miscarriage is in process, your health
professional can test your blood for changes in your pregnancy
hormone levels, perform an ultrasound test, or both.