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Miscarriage?

My sister thinks she had a miscarriage becuase she began bleeding one week after her period should have began and the bleeding was not her usual. She says she passed a couple of clots- one dime sized and one about the size of a half dollar. Since she could have been at most 3 weeks along, I'm not sure if there would be any visible remains. Also she thinks the reason she may have miscarried is that she had been swimming in the lake about a week before and during some 'horsing around' she was hit in the back. I would just like to know the likelihood of these two things. She seems 100% sure, but has not spoken to a doctor. I should add that she has a two and a half year old son and has had 2 other miscarriages since he was born.
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285877 tn?1192506356
It is common for women to bleed during pregnancy. If she was only three weeks along the tissue wouldnt have been that big. If you get hit it wont cause you to miscarry. Unless you are maybe hit in the tummy pretty hard or something very traumatic but Im not too sure about that. If she even thinks she may have miscarried she should contact her doctor right away. You can have two miscarriages and still have healthy pregnancies and babies. Good luck  
285848 tn?1219095913
I actually found out i was pregnant about 3 weeks ago and was so excited about it. Friday sept 21st I started spotting a little bit. I was still bleeding by wednesday so i called and got in for an ultrasound. During the ultrasound the nurse said everything looked fine and i saw the heartbeat and got pictures and everything. I was so happy about it and reassured. The next day i started to cramp and bleed a bit heavier and continued to friday. I called my nurse back and asked if it was normal after a vaginal ultrasound and she said that i should go home from work and lay down, but that it could have been the ultrasound causing it. So i went home. Within about 2 hours I got extreme sharp pains and more bleeding. Almost unbearable pain, so went in for another emergency ultrasound. As i was undressing and emptying my bladder, a gush a blood came out and so did the fetus. I miscarried at the ultrasound place. I was so upset cuz i still had to do the ultrasound and i just had an empty sac. Horsing around isnt the best thing to do, but it shouldn't have caused anything. Unless her miscarriages before were just like they way she is now, tell her not to think badly. She needs to go to the doctor, they're the ones that can tell her.
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