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heavy flow from the fist day,is it early miscarriage?

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hi..on 24/11/11 by baby died while delivering, I had a very hard and continuous labour for about 13 hours, had a vacuum assisted delivery, they tore me till anus(is it a third degree??) but all in vain.The hospital staff didnt told me the reason behind this..was my first baby and was 3.7 kg.Didnt had any problem throughout pregnancy. Now i am ttc again..my period was due on 21 april and i spotted the same day but normally i have a normal/mild flow but this time it was heavy right from the fist day..is it possible that i had an early miscarriage or is it normal...??


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replied April 26th, 2012
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A34292
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Death of baby between the time of after 20 weeks of gestation to delivery is known as stillbirth. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause and on steps for prevention (as about 30% of stillbirths remain unexplained). The known causes include: bleeding (before or during labor), problems with placenta (especially if gets separated before baby is born), problems with umbilical cord (like prolapsed, or wrapped around neck), pre-eclampsia, genetic or physical defect in baby, liver disorder in mother (cholestasis), maternal diabetes, infections (like Coxsackie virus, cytomegalovirus, Herpes, Leptospirosis, Listeriosis, Rubella, Toxoplasmosis etc), maternal kidney/lung/liver disease, blood clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, lupus, etc. The risks of having stillbirth increases if you have multiple pregnancy, younger than 20 years or older than 35 years, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity etc. You can discuss about the possible causes for the stillbirth with your gynecologist, and go ahead with further assistance with preventable causes.
Heavy bleeding (If not your usual period), associated with abdominal cramps, back pain, presence of clots could indicate possibility of early miscarriage. Heavy bleeding could also indicate possibility of endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, hormonal derangements, bleeding disorders, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance.
Take care.


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