What are the chief symptoms of various kinds of miscarriages?

Dr. Amitoj Athwal

Infertility Specialist
Miscarriage means loss of pregnancy prior to the 12th week of gestation. Its major signs and symptoms include: • Vaginal spotting or bleeding • Pain or cramping in the lower back or abdomen • Tissue or fluid passing from the vagina Chemical pregnancy symptoms Chemical pregnancy is the termination of an early pregnancy in the initial few weeks. In this type of pregnancy, the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels are sufficiently high to test a woman positive for pregnancy. However, they go down again and the gestational sac is not visible during ultrasound. Typically, there are no symptoms of a chemical pregnancy. This is because it is not long-lasting and doesn’t give pregnancy-related signs, such as fatigue and nausea. When the signs do appear, they include abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding similar to periods, experienced within days after being tested positive for pregnancy. Blighted ovum symptoms A blighted ovum is when a fertilized egg doesn't grow into an embryo. It is one of the biggest causes of early pregnancy miscarriages. The condition may show symptoms, such as vaginal spotting or bleeding, heavy menstruation and abdominal cramping. Missed abortion symptoms A missed abortion occurs when the embryo hasn't formed or has died, but the uterus hasn't expelled it yet. A missed miscarriage usually causes no symptoms before it is diagnosed. Minor spotting may be seen in a few cases. It is also possible that pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness, fatigue and breast tenderness continue. This is owing to the fact that the placenta goes on producing hormones in a woman’s body.
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