MISCARRIAGE

Disease

MISCARRIAGE

Description

  • It is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks

Types

  • Blighted ovum
  • Complete miscarriage
  • Ectopic miscarriage
  • Incomplete miscarriage
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Recurrent miscarriage

Symptoms

  • Cramps
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Mild or sever back pain
  • Fluid or tissue passing from your vagina

Cause

  • Chromosomal problems
  • Unhealthy lifestyle (obesity, drug and alcohol use)
  • Maternal age
  • Trauma
  • Untreated thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infections

Risk factors

  • Uterine or cervical problems
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs
  • Invasive prenatal tests
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Previous miscarriages
  • Age
  • Radiation exposure

Diagnostic Tests

  • Ultrasound
  • Blood tests
  • Tissue tests
  • Chromosomal tests

Treatment

  • Expectant management
  • Medical treatment
  • Suction dilation and curettage (D&C)