Is It Possible To Stop A Threatened Miscarriage?

When a woman who is pregnant bleeds during her first twenty weeks of pregnancy, it is often because of a threatened miscarriage. A threatened miscarriage does not always end in an miscarriage, and sometimes it may be able to treat a threatened miscarriage before the actual miscarriage occurs.

The most common signs of a threatened miscarriage include vaginal bleeding, cramping in the abdomen, and aching of the lower back. If you exhibit these symptoms, you should contact your health care provider immediately. A health care provider will typically perform a pelvic exam to determine whether you are having a miscarriage. She may wish to take a blood test or do an ultrasound to be sure of the diagnosis.

If you are having a threatened miscarriage, your health care provider may proscribe bed rest, or treatment with progesterone. It is also likely that you will need to abstain from sex for several days. These measures are mainly to reduce your bleeding and your pain, however. Unfortunately, while some threatened miscarriages do occasionally stop with these measures, it is extremely rare. A threatened miscarriage almost always ends up as a true miscarriage.

If you are miscarrying, your health care provider will want to watch for complications. Sometimes, a miscarriage may require medical treatment. If the uterus does not empty quickly enough, it is possible for you to develop an infection or to lose too much blood. If this occurs, it is likely that your health care provider would want to perform a dilation and curettage, which will help to clear out your uterus to keep you from losing too much blood or getting an infection.

While a miscarriage can be an extremely frustrating and saddening occurrence, the good news is that miscarriages do not generally indicate a problem with future pregnancies. Less than one percent of women will ever have three miscarriages in a row. If you have had several miscarriages in a row, you should speak with your health care provider to determine the cause.


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