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Threatened Miscarriage (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A woman who is pregnant who experiences cramping or bleeding at any time should call her health care professional.

A pregnant woman who experiences these symptoms but does not have doctor should go to the closest hospital's emergency department to be examined.

A pregnant woman should go to the hospital if she experiences the following symptoms:

  • Heavy bleeding (soaking more than one pad per hour)
  • Passing something that looks like tissue (Place this tissue in a container and take it with you to the hospital.)
  • Severe cramping (like a menstrual period)
  • Cramping or bleeding accompanied by fever
  • Bleeding or abdominal pain in a woman who has had a previous ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy)
  • Vomiting so severe she can't keep anything down
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/10/2012
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