However, they may also be the first signs of a potential problem with the pregnancy, such as a miscarriage. Miscarriage or fetal loss is the most common complication of pregnancy and affects on average 20 percent of all pregnancies.
Please come to the clinic with a full bladder to make the ultrasound easier. In some cases the examination or scan findings may be unclear and additional blood tests may also be taken.
These test results are usually available within 24 hours and we will contact you with the results and discuss your care with you.
If the bleeding is heavy or your have worsening abdominal pain or pain in your shoulder tip you should attend your GP or the hospital for urgent review. If a miscarriage occurs or you are diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb), the doctor and midwife will explain all the options of care available to you.
They will give you information on support and counselling which can help you through this difficult time.
If you need to be admitted to hospital, the staff will arrange this as soon as possible.
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