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
- You are vomiting and
cannot keep food or liquids down.
Must Read Articles Related to Miscarriage
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
The dilation and curettage procedure (D&C). This is a save procedure that a woman may need to have performed for a variety of reasons such as irregular bleeding...learn more >>
Ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a pregnancy develops outside of a woman's uterus. Causes of ectopic pregnancy include previous Fallopian tube infectio...learn more >>
Because bleeding during all phases of pregnancy may be dangerous, you should call your health care professional if you have any signs of vaginal bleeding during...learn more >>