What is the difference between a complete and incomplete miscarriage?

A complete miscarriage is one in which pregnancy-related tissue have come out of the uterus. This type of miscarriage has happened on its own with no medical intervention. It probably also happened before the end of the first trimester. An incomplete miscarriage means that only some of the tissues have been expelled. Medication or surgery can be used to remove anything that is remaining.

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Roughly 15% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur early into the pregnancy and are triggered by chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo. If you have had multiple miscarriages, blood-clotting iss...

ues, hormone imbalances, and immune responses could be factors in the terminations of embryos. Age also plays a large role. As you age, the risk factor of early miscarriage goes up as well.

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