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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Miscarriage. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: e.g. a period of amenorrhea (missed menstrual periods) followed by vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain (cramping), passing products of conception via the vagina and sometimes loss of pregnancy symptoms.
Why: to help determine the gestation of the pregnancy (how far along the pregnancy is). Miscarriage is the termination of pregnancy at less than 20 weeks gestation. If miscarriage occurs when over 13 weeks pregnant it is more likely to be due to maternal factors such as cervical incompetence, uterine abnormalities or maternal disease.
Why: to help determine the gestation of the pregnancy (how far along the pregnancy is).
Why: (i.e. vaginal birth, caesarian section, forceps delivery, vacuum delivery, stillbirths, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy) ?
Why: (i.e. complications during pregnancy, gestation at delivery, mode of delivery, weight at birth and complications after delivery)?
Why: e.g. dilatation and curettage.
Why: 50 % of first trimester miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities.
Why: e.g. toxoplasmosis, Chlamydia, listeriosis, syphilis, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus - may suggest cause of miscarriage.
Why: e.g. cone biopsy for abnormal pap smears may increase the risk of cervical incompetence and thus miscarriage.
Why: medical conditions that increase the risk of miscarriage include diabetes, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, Ashermann's syndrome, cervical incompetence, uterine structural abnormalities, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, hypertension, kidney disease.
Why: e.g. diethylstilbestrol exposure is associated with miscarriage and fetal abnormalities.
Why: increases the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
Why: e.g. miscarriage, congenital abnormalities, medical conditions.
Why: e.g. spotting, small clots, large clots, flooding - to determine the risk of shock.
Why: e.g. uterine pain from a miscarriage tends to be colicky (cramp-like) and felt in the sacrum and groin; ovarian pain and pain from an ectopic pregnancy tends to be felt on one side in the lower pelvis and may radiate down the front of the thigh to the knee.
Why: to help determine type of miscarriage e.g. complete miscarriage is when all products of conception are passed; incomplete miscarriage is when not all the products of conception are passed; if no products of conception are passed it may be a threatened, inevitable or missed miscarriage depending on whether the cervical opening is open or closed.
Why: may indicate a septic or infected miscarriage (may occur with backstreet abortion, therapeutic termination of pregnancy, spontaneous miscarriage or after a dilatation and curettage).
Why: e.g. history of missed periods, lower abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding which may be slight and brown in color, pregnancy symptoms, dizziness, may faint - must consider the possibility of ectopic pregnancy early in the management of bleeding in early pregnancy as ectopic pregnancy may be life threatening.
The following list of conditions have 'Miscarriage' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Miscarriage'
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