The joy the the two lines on a pregnancy test are unmatched. The only thing a couple wants is a healthy baby. Even though pregnancy is a beautiful phase, yet, one of the biggest risks pregnancy brings with it is that of miscarriage.
A miscarriage is the term which is used to describe the loss of fetus before the twentieth week of pregnancy. Miscarriage is caused by various factors. It is estimated that 15-25 per cent of the pregnancies end in miscarriages. Out of all the miscarriages in the recent times. It is estimated that, at an alarming rate that more than 80 per cent, miscarriages take place before three weeks.
Untreated thyroid and uncontrolled diabetes contribute very adversely towards miscarriage. Unfortunately, people do not understand about the complications at a nascent stage. Especially, in India, the ignorance rates are very high. As a result of which women do not tend to get their thyroid profile tested from time to time and also do not keep a track on their diabetes.
Causes of Miscarriage:
Issues with the cervix:
One of the biggest reasons why miscarriages happen is when there is some issue with the implantation. A weakened cervix is also another root cause for which a pregnant woman can have a miscarriage.
Bacterial infections might cause miscarriage. Vaginal infections are often very serious in nature and it takes a lot of time to be cured. Some of the vaginal infections are:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
Diabetes and Thyroid health problems:
Thyroid can be a major hazard for women who are pregnant. It is believed by numerous gynecologists that women with Diabetes and thyroid health problems are much more susceptible to miscarriage than other women.
Hormonal imbalance is one of the causes to miscarriage. There are numerous hormones which contribute towards a miscarriage. Progesterone, estrogen and cortisol are said to be causes or at least factors. Some say low progesterone causes miscarriage. Many though, say low progesterone is just a sign of an impending miscarriage that would have happened anyway.
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Symptoms of Miscarriage:
- Severe Bleeding: The first sign of miscarriage is severe bleeding. It is because the cervix dilates Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can cause bleeding and pain.
- Severe Cramps: If the pregnancy is below eight weeks, it will lead to severe cramps and pain can get excruciating. Cramps may also be accompanied by severe bleeding.
- Abdominal Pain: There is a pain in the lower abdomen, which is a strong symptom of miscarriage.
- Weakness: There is a lot of weakness during miscarriage as there is a lot of loss of blood. It will lead to weakness as there is loss of iron from the body.
Sometimes, a death of the child in the womb can lead to several other complications within the body and in the mind. Hence, it is advised to all who do not want to lose out on this precious period of their lives to visit Ankura Hospital, for further queries on miscarriage.
About Ankura Hospital:
Ankura Hospitals is a chain of Maternity Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam and Vijayawada.