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Miscarriage- All about it

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Miscarriage is a term used to define the loss of your baby which ends within 20 weeks of gestation. It occurs after implantation which leads to bleeding around the time of her expected periods.

Up to 1 in 5 pregnancies end up in a miscarriage before 20 weeks is completed. [1]


- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Diagnostic tests are often required


The most common kind of miscarriage is chemical pregnancy which indicates a damaged egg or sperm cell. The other causes may be hormonal problems, lifestyle factors such as smoking, malnutrition, excessive caffeine, or intake of toxic substances, maternal trauma and sometimes obesity can put a women at high risk of miscarriage.

Ages affected:
Can affect any female above the age of 15 who has conceived a child. Miscarriages are most common in women aged 45 years or more.


Symptoms:


The most common symptoms of a miscarriage include:
- Mild to severe back aches
- Heavy spotting or vaginal bleeding
- Severe abdominal pain
- Mild to severe Cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- White-pink mucus
- Weight loss


Treatment


Self- Care:
These self-care measures can help ease pain and reduce risk of infection after a miscarriage
- Use pads instead of a tampon
- Have simple over-the-counter pain relievers
- Follow a healthy-well balanced diet

Professional help:
Though miscarriages cannot be treated, the risk of infection can be controlled and heavy bleeding and pain could be treated. The doctors prescribe following treatments for miscarriages:
- Medications to control the infection and reduce heavy bleeding & pain.
- Dilation and Curettage surgery if there is persistent bleeding.

Specialists:
Referring to a gynecologist is the best way to get treatment for this condition. We at mfine work with a team of specialist to provide you with an integrated treatment plan

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