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Miscarriage (cont.)

 Miscarriage Signs and Symptoms

If a women is having a spontaneous miscarriage, she will probably have vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and cramping.

  • Bleeding may be only slight spotting, or it can be quite severe. A health care professional will ask about how much the woman has bled-usually the number of pads you've soaked through. She will also be asked about blood clots or whether she saw any tissue.
  • Pain and cramping occur in the lower abdomen. They may occur on only one side, both sides, or in the middle. The pain can also go into the lower back, buttocks, and genitals.
  • The woman may no longer have signs of pregnancy such as nausea or breast swelling/tenderness if she has experienced a miscarriage.
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