Spontaneous Abortion

Spontaneous abortion, better known as miscarriage, is the loss of a pregnancy without any external intervention, before a gestation period of 20 weeks. Miscarriage is typically affected by genetics and environmental factors.

-Seek regular prenatal care. -Avoid known miscarriage risk factors — such as smoking, drinking alcohol and illicit drug use. -Take a daily multivitamin. -Limit your caffeine intake.
  • Symptoms
  • Blood from vagina not from period

    common

    Tissue passing from vagina

    common

    Abdominal discomfort other than pain

    • Region below the belly button

    or Abdominal pain

    • In the bottom right region, Lower, In the bottom left region

    • Severe

    • Crampy

    or Back pain

    • Lower

    common

    Fatigue

    common

    Fainting

    or Dizziness

    Anemia

    Low blood pressure

  • Risk factors
  • Pregnant

    • Before 20 weeks

    Drug or substance abuse

    Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

    or Caffeine consumption

    Diabetes mellitus

    • Type 2, Type 1

    Smoking

    History of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage

    Alcohol consumption

    Any thyroid disease

  • Treatment
  • Dilatation and curettage is the traditional treatment for spontaneous abortion; manual vacuum aspiration is another surgical option.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Spontaneous Abortion, then visit an obstetrician-gynecologist as soon as possible.

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    Obstetrician-gynecologist

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