Common Signs of Miscarriage in First Trimester

Miscarriages can cause a great deal of grief and guilt for the woman. In some cases, prevention of a miscarriage may not be possible. In other cases, certain precautions may be taken to reduce the risk of a miscarriage. Signs of a miscarriage in the first trimester usually begin with abdominal and lower back cramping accompanied with vagina bleeding. However these symptoms may not always indicate a miscarriage. It is also possible for a miscarriage to occur without these symptoms. Given below are some of the signs...


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Signs of Miscarriage During First Trimester

HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin refers to a hormone that is produced during a pregnancy. The levels of HCG are indicative of the progress of the pregnancy. Falling HCG levels is a sign of a miscarriage. If these levels have been reducing over a period of time, a miscarriage is most likely. This is considered to be one of the most accurate indicators of a miscarriage in the first trimester. To evaluate HCG levels, the doctor may order two blood tests to be conducted over a two day period. The results of an ultrasound can also be indicative of an early miscarriage. An ultrasound is a reliable diagnostic tool for detecting a miscarriage. However, in some cases ultrasound results may be insufficient to detect a miscarriage. This may occur in situations where the date of conception is unknown. The most commonly occurring sign of a miscarriage in the first trimester is vaginal bleeding. But this does not always indicate a miscarriage, and hence it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately. The miscarriage may not be prevented by the doctor in all cases, but he will be able to conduct tests that can confirm the miscarriage and ensure that the woman's health is not at risk.

Common Signs of Miscarriage

Like vaginal bleeding, painful cramping is a common sign of a miscarriage. However, this too may not always indicate a miscarriage. Painful cramping may occur as part of a normal pregnancy as well. Severe pain and cramping, however, may be indicative of a problem and medical attention must be sought immediately. Ectopic pregnancy is an example of a pregnancy problem that cause severe pain and can prove to be dangerous. Another miscarriage sign in the first trimester is the passage of tissue from the vagina. However, there are other conditions such as cysts which may also lead to the passage of tissue through the vagina. It is best to seek immediate medical attention so that the cause can be determined.

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