Signs and Causes of a Miscarriage

By Cicle Health on 27 Jul, 2022
Signs and Causes of a Miscarriage

When a fetus or embryo dies before the 20th week of pregnancy, it is called a miscarriage. Miscarriages account for 10 to 20 percent of all known pregnancies. However, the true figure is probably greater because a lot of miscarriages happen extremely early in pregnancy, sometimes before you even realize you're pregnant. Even while miscarriage is a very regular occurrence, it still isn't any less difficult.


Vaginal bleeding is the most typical indicator of miscarriage.

Bleeding that progresses from minor to major

Although it's not always a sign of a miscarriage, light vaginal bleeding is very typical throughout the first trimester.

Contact your Doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding.

If you have experienced three or more consecutive miscarriages (recurrent miscarriage) and are concerned about your current pregnancy, you should go right to an early pregnancy facility for an evaluation.

Other symptoms includes

  • painful cramps
  • Weakness
  • increasing or excruciating back pain
  • Fever
  • Contractions
  • Tissue that looks like blood clots

Inform your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms. You will be advised whether to visit the office or the emergency room.


The majority of miscarriages occur when an unborn child has fatal genetic conditions. These issues typically have nothing to do with the mother. Miscarriages are linked to extra or missing chromosomes in about 50% of cases. Chromosome issues are typically not defects inherited from the parents, but rather mistakes that happen by chance as the embryo divides and develops.

The following issues can also raise the risk of miscarriage:

  • Hormone problem
  • Diabetes or thyroid disease
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • exposure to toxic substances

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