Miscarriage or Period: What Are the Signs?
It is important to know that miscarriage and menstrual period are two different things that take place in women. Menstruation happens every month, but a miscarriage can only happen if the woman has conceived a child. Miscarriages usually take place early in the pregnancy.
The most common sign shared by the two is bleeding. But the difference lies in what the bleeding looks and feels like.
For the menstrual period, the discharge is partly blood and partly tissue being shed regularly during a woman’s time of the month.
Miscarriage, on the other hand, refers to sudden and unexpected vaginal bleeding. This may vary in color, from light red to brown spotting. It may also result in heavy bleeding, which is the most distinct characterization.
Other miscarriage symptoms involve:
- Lower abdomen pain and cramps
- Fluid discharge from your vagina
- Tissue discharge from your vagina
- No longer experiencing pregnancy symptoms (i.e., nausea and breast tenderness)
As for the onset of the menstrual period, it includes the following signs and symptoms: