Monday, March 7, 2011

Signs of Miscarriage

Types of Miscarriages:

  • Threatened miscarriage: Bleeding, fetus alive, os closed. 1/4 go on to miscarriage
  • Inevitable Miscarriage: Bleeding but os is open even though fetus is alive
  • Incomplete Miscarriage: Some fetal part remains in the uterus, os open
  • Complete Miscarriage: Fetal part passed, os closed
Chromosomal abnormalities accounts for most of the spontaneous abortions.
Exercises, sexual intercourse and stress do not cause miscarriage.

Causes of recurrent miscarriages:
Autoimmune disease
Chromosomal defects
Anatomical problems
Infections: eg bacterial vaginosis
High maternal age

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