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Miscarriage

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Introduction
A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy that happens during the first 23 weeks.
Symptoms of miscarriage
The most common sign of miscarriage is vaginal bleeding.
Causes of miscarriage
There are many reasons why a miscarriage may occur, although the causes of particular miscarriages are often not identified.
Diagnosing miscarriage
If you see your GP or midwife because of vaginal bleeding or other symptoms of miscarriage, you may be referred to an early pregnancy unit for tests.
What happens if you have a miscarriage
If you have a miscarriage, you may need to have any remaining pregnancy tissue removed from your womb.
What happens after a miscarriage
A miscarriage can have a profound emotional impact, not only on a woman but also on her partner, friends and family.
Preventing miscarriage
As the cause of a miscarriage is often not identified, they cannot always be prevented.
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