Miscarriage Symptoms: Top 6 Signs

on Aug 25, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Miscarriage Symptoms: Top 6 Signs

Are you afraid you're experiencing a miscarriage? Check these 6 miscarriage symptoms to see if you need to contact your doctor.

Miscarriage can be a horrible experience for any woman. Miscarriage is hard to deal with and can be difficult for any woman to come to terms with. Today we are going to talk about a few symptoms that can be symptoms of miscarriage. It is important to remember that not all of these are definite signs of pregnancy and it is important to contact your health care provider immediately if you think you are having a miscarriage so you can get the medical treatment you need. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


Some bleeding is okay, since 70% of all pregnancies have some bleeding at some point. Spotting, or light bleeding that starts and stops, can be a sign of other problems and still will need to be talked about with your doctor. However, heavy bleeding that doesn’t stop and soaks a pad in about an hour could be a sign of an impending miscarriage. Contact your doctor immediately if you have this type of bleeding.


Some cramping is normal, and you will feel some sort of cramping sensation throughout your whole pregnancy, so it shouldn’t always be a cause for alarm. However, when cramping interferes with your ability to perform daily task, affects your breathing (almost like contractions do), or come along with bleeding, it could mean a miscarriage is about to happen.

Loss of pregnancy symptoms

Most women don’t notice this before they have a miscarriage, but some may remember after the fact that their pregnancy symptoms seem to have stopped right before they miscarried. This is not an accurate predictor of impending miscarriage however, since a lot of women have no or very few pregnancy symptoms to begin with. However, if you have been sick your whole pregnancy, and suddenly feel fine, or if your breast tenderness subsides suddenly, you might want to consult your doctor just to be sure that everything is okay. It is always better to consult your doctor if you have any doubts, rather than worry about it on your own.

Back or abdominal pain

Sometimes a woman who is getting ready to miscarry will suffer from severe lower back or abdominal pain. This pain is much more severe than regular menstrual cramps. It can also signal an ectopic pregnancy, so check with your doctor if there is a lot of pain involved, and especially if the pain is centered on one side of your stomach only. Also, if you have pelvic pressure that is also paired with bleeding or cramping, that is a bad sign and you need to seek medical advice immediately.

Passing clots

Heavy bleeding that includes passing clots or tissue is a telltale sign of a miscarriage. It may signal that you are passing fetal tissue. You need to contact your doctor at the first sign of this. Your doctor may ask you to collect the tissue for further testing.

Positive/negative pregnancy tests

If you have had a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative, contact your doctor. Do not assume that the first test was just a false positive. This is a classic sign of ectopic pregnancy or an early miscarriage, and should not be ignored. You might need an ultrasound or bloodwork, so make sure to get yourself seen by a physician if this occurs.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

  • ThereseBaileys

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     I wish you the best of luck. I ordered it today as well!! I hope things work out and I am mommy be to in the next few months!!

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  • SweetBabygirl

    My period came on last month on february 17,2012 should i get a
    pregnancy test or what my breast been sor for the pass 3 to 4 days.

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

     It may be possible that you are pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test, at least twice, to find out. After seeing the results, go see your doctor for confirmation, especially if the results show a positive and a negative.

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  • Laeviljoen

    Hi DR!

    i believe I am 4 weeks 3 days pregnant.
    Before getting an appointment at a gynae, they sent me for a bloodtest to confirm pregnancy.
    Now they send me again, in 2 days, for a quantitative test.
    I understand that this is to see if my hcg doubles.
    Wouldnt the dr also do a progesterone test is she was worried for a miscarriage, ectopic, or molar?
    Or could this be to test for twins?
    I believe i ovulated 5 Feb, and started having cramps form the 10th of feb for 8 days, did a home urine test on 9dpo, (what i believe) it was positive, on 14th Feb.
    Could this be twins? Or should i be worried

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  • vertis

    Am ovvulating very well b.ut an not getting ppregnant but what coul dbe the reasons

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Aside from ovulation, there are many factors that you must consider to improve your chances of conception. Generally, these factors include your weight, hormonal imbalances, taken medications, lifestyle and stresses that affect your body.

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Progesterone tests are normally given to pregnant women to determine if they have risks of miscarriages. Given this, there is nothing much for you to worry about since your doctor is simply assessing your pregnancy risks for miscarriages. Through this assessment, your healthcare provider is able to give you the right medication to prevent miscarriages. For you to determine if you’re carrying twins, you should try to have an ultrasound during your first trimester.

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  • Shan

    What causes the amniotic fluid to run out at week 16 of pregnancy.

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