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Miscarriage (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a health care professional if you know or suspect you are pregnant and you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain or cramping, or low back pain
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Uncontrollable or severe nausea or vomiting
  • Urinary symptoms such as burning, frequency, or pain with urination

Go immediately to the hospital's emergency department if you experience any of the following:

  • You know or suspect you are pregnant and have heavy vaginal bleeding (soaking more than one pad every hour) or pain in the back or the abdomen.
  • You are passing something that looks like tissue (place what you have passed into a jar or container and take it with you to the hospital).
  • You have a history of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.
  • You are extremely dizzy or pass out.
  • You have a known pregnancy accompanied with passage of clots or other material.
  • You have a fever of greater than 100.4 F (38 C).
  • You are vomiting and cannot keep food or liquids down.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/10/2012
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