Signs of Miscarriage at 8 Weeks

Submitted by Nic on January 17, 2012

The risks of having a miscarriage in the 8th week are quite high; data shows that between 15% and 20% of confirmed pregnancies are lost, before the 8th week of pregnancy. By the 8th week, which is the end of the second month, most women are aware of the fact that they are pregnant. Apart from a missed period, other pregnancy signs like morning sickness, fatigue, breast tenderness, frequent urination, increased sensitivity to smell and so on should be evident. It is not very likely to mistake the signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks for a delayed period.


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What are the signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks?

There are several different signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks that you may notice in case there is a problem with the baby or the pregnancy. Given below are some of the common early signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks:

  • Appearance of a whitish-pink or dark brown discharge
  • Cramps in the abdomen
  • Severe pain in the lower back region
  • Weight loss
  • Leaking of fluid from the vagina
  • Passing of blood clots or tissue-like material
  • Vaginal bleeding ranging from moderate to heavy

Several women notice flu-like symptoms when they have a miscarriage.

This includes fever, weakness, nausea, vomiting and the chills. If you do notice any of these symptoms along with bleeding in the second month of pregnancy, it could be a cause for concern.

Even if you do lose the pregnancy at the end of the second month, you probably won't experience all the signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks. You may just notice one or two of them. In such instances the pregnancy symptoms also stop and you will no longer have morning sickness, breast tenderness and so on.

As soon as the first signs of miscarriage at 8 weeks become evident, it is absolutely essential for you to consult your doctor. You may need to go through a couple of tests to confirm if you have miscarried or not. There have been a few instances where women have had mild cramps, slight bleeding or spotting in the second month, but have gone on to deliver healthy babies. Your doctor will probably conduct an ultrasound and will check for the baby's heartbeat. In case of a miscarriage in the eight week of pregnancy, it is possible for your body to discharge the fetus, without any medical intervention. However, your doctor will need to check of all the tissue has been removed. If not, you may need to go through a dilation and curettage procedure.

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