Miscarriage: A miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is a pregnancy that spontaneously ends before the fetus can survive. There are classifications of miscarriage that include
- incomplete, and
- complete miscarriage.
- defective genes of the fetus,
- chronic illness, including diabetes, severe high blood pressure, kidney disease, lupus, and underactive or overactive thyroid gland,
- acute infections, including Germany measles, CMV, and mycoplasma (walking pneumonia),
- diseases and abnormalities of the internal female organs, and
- other factors, including certain drugs like alcohol, tobacco, and cocaine.
Threatened Miscarriage A threatened miscarriage is any vaginal bleeding other than spotting during early pregnancy. There may be causes for a threatened miscarriage such as an abnormal fetus, chronic illlness of the mother, acute infections, and other factors (alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs).
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