What Causes Brown Discharge During Pregnancy?
Most miscarriages occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Miscarriage is one of the biggest concerns in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, bleeding during the first trimester does not always indicate a miscarriage. Other symptoms typically accompany miscarriage bleeding to help you identify what you are going through. The symptoms may include:
- Intense cramps in the lower abdomen
- Mild to severe back pain
- Increased bright red bleeding
- Tissue with clot-like material may pass from the vagina
- A gush of fluid or watery discharge
Consult your gynecologist immediately if you notice the above symptoms. Your doctor will advise blood tests to check the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a pregnancy hormone. A lower level of hCG indicates miscarriage.
You may not even know you were pregnant if the miscarriage happens very early on, and may end up confusing it with your regular menstrual cycle. Here’s a guide to help you know the difference between a miscarriage and period.