Symptoms of a missed miscarriage can be confusing
Sometimes, a woman experiencing a missed miscarriage will continue to experience pregnancy symptoms, such as fatigue and nausea.
This is due to the fact that placental tissue continues to release pregnancy hormones, even after a miscarriage has occurred. This can also result in a positive pregnancy test. Also, discharge does not always occur immediately, making it difficult to discern whether the pregnancy has terminated.
An ultrasound diagnosis can determine whether a miscarriage has taken place. If no heartbeat is detected, it is often the case that the pregnancy has terminated.
After it has been determined that a miscarriage has taken place, a doctor will usually recommend an operation be performed in order to remove any remnants of the pregnancy. This is usually done within a few days of the diagnosis in order to prevent infection.
The Effects of A Missed Miscarriage on Future Pregnancies
Experiencing a missed miscarriage does not significantly reduce a woman’s future chances of getting pregnant.
For example, if a woman had one miscarriage, she will have a one percent lower chance (about 80%) of having a successful pregnancy in the future than a woman who has not had a previous miscarriage.
However, if a woman has had two miscarriages, her chance of having a subsequent successful pregnancy is reduced to 72%.