Early Miscarriage Bleeding

Submitted by Nick on January 17, 2012

Spontaneous abortion, also known as early miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy gets terminated on its own, within the initial 20 weeks of gestation. Studies reveal that almost 20% of the pregnancies result in a miscarriage and several of them occur before the woman even knows that she is pregnant. Many others notice the symptoms of an early miscarriage soon after they realize that they are pregnant. Therefore, it is important to know what the signs and symptoms of early miscarriage are. Bleeding is the most common sign of a miscarriage. While not all instances of bleeding or spotting indicate a miscarriage, it is quite likely for the presence...

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...of blood during the first trimester to be early miscarriage bleeding, especially if there are accompanying symptoms like severe cramping, low back pain or abdominal pain.

Early miscarriage bleeding duration

Early miscarriage bleeding how long it lasts usually differs from woman to woman. After a spontaneous abortion occurs, the early miscarriage bleeding should usually cease within 2 weeks or so. However, based on various factors, a miscarriage can last for anywhere, between a few days and a couple of weeks. A lot depends on how long it takes for the body to expel the pregnancy tissues completely. If the bleeding does not stop on its own, it is an indication of an incomplete miscarriage, which means that the pregnancy tissues are still present within the uterus. In case of an incomplete miscarriage, the bleeding experienced is usually heavy. A doctor needs to examine such instances as soon as possible, as it is quite possible for an infection to take place.

There are some women who may be required to go in for a D & C procedure after a miscarriage. This procedure shortens the early miscarriage bleeding duration to a considerable extent. In fact many women do not bleed at all, after a D & C. In a few rare instances, very early miscarriage bleeding has been known to last for barely a day or two. This usually happens when the embryo is reabsorbed easily by the body; there is hardly any bleeding experienced at all.

Although the bleeding that accompanies a miscarriage may stop within 2 weeks or at the most 3 weeks, the emotional trauma and other physical discomforts may last a bit longer. There are certain measures that can help a woman recover faster, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising frequently, practicing yoga or meditation and maintaining a normal body weight.

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