Women who have just given birth are experiencing a range of unusual changes in their bodies and the most common sign of miscarriage is that a woman may lose some or all of her pregnancy weight. Others have no visible symptoms of pregnancy loss, even though they have had a miscarriage. The first step after a loss of pregnancy weight is to go to your doctor to ensure that there is no real cause for concern. Your doctor will perform a physical examination, ruled out any problems with your fallopian tubes or other organs, and then order tests to determine if you have a real problem of pregnancy loss. Once these tests are complete and the cause is ruled out, there are a few treatments options available for women who have experienced a miscarriage and are not sure what happened.
Women who have symptoms of miscarriage need to start getting treatment immediately, otherwise they risk losing the remaining portion of their uterus, which could lead to an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous condition where a malformed egg is implanted outside of the uterus, in the fallopian tube. This can lead to complications such as infection, clotting, and death of the baby if care is not taken at once. A complete exam and diagnosis are necessary to rule out any underlying conditions and to ensure that women get proper treatment.
Another group of symptoms that many women experience after miscarriage is amenorrhea. Abnormal bleeding between menstrual cycles is one of the first symptoms of miscarriage that many pregnant women experience. However, as soon as missed periods become common, a different set of symptoms can develop and each can have a different impact on a woman’s life. Missing periods is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance within the body, which is why this symptom of miscarriage can be so scary for some women and cause them to worry about the safety of their unborn child.