#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Threatened Abortion


Q: Dear: Doctor I’m 9 weeks
pregnant and going through threatened miscarriage I’m bleeding heavy with clots
I go to my doctor regularly but I always get the same answer that my baby is
still there I just need bed rest. This bleeding worries me a lot, is there
anything I can do to stop the bleeding?

A: A threatened miscarriage also known as threatened
abortion is vaginal bleeding that occurs within the first 20 weeks of
pregnancy. The bleeding is sometimes accompanied by abdominal cramps indicating
that a miscarriage is possible

Causes of threatened abortion include the placenta
trying to latch on to the wall of the uterus (womb), vaginal infections, damage
to the cervix, blood clot around the amniotic sac.

Your obstetrician will make this
diagnosis with an ultrasound scan. If a heartbeat is present irrespective of
your symptoms, then it is a threatened abortion. Absence of a…

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