Miscarriage is a spontaneous or unplanned expulsion of a fetus from the womb usually before 20th week of pregnancy due to different genetic abnormalities or various medical reasons such as: infections, diabetes, hormonal problems, thyroid disease, consumption of alcohol, smoking and other risk factors increasing chances of having any of the types of miscarriage.
In some cases a miscarriage can occur before even knowing about pregnancy. In addition, as with your menstrual period, some of the symptoms of a miscarriage involve bleeding and cramping.
So how can a miscarriage and period be distinguished?
When trying to differentiate between a period and a miscarriage, there are several factors to take into account:
If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or believe that you’re having any type of miscarriage, call emergency or contact your doctor immediately.