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Hemorrhage or Excessive Blood Loss Due to Miscarriage

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Updated March 06, 2010

The word "hemorrhage" refers to an abnormally heavy blood flow. Although a typical miscarriage may involve vaginal bleeding that is heavier than a typical menstrual period, bleeding that is heavy enough to soak through a menstrual pad in under an hour may be a sign of hemorrhage and should be evaluated by a medical practitioner.

If you are concerned that your bleeding is too heavy, or if you have a loved one experiencing a miscarriage and you are concerned that she is showing signs of excessive blood loss, seek medical attention right away.

Source:

Bleeding and Spotting from the Vagina During Pregnancy. March of Dimes. Accessed Feb 27, 2010. http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/188_25620.asp.

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