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Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

5 mins to read Nov 21, 2017

Vaginal bleeding

  • Miscarriage.
  • Placenta praevia: Placenta praevia is when low-lying placenta covers, or partially covers, the
    cervix. As the cervix dilates oxygen to the haemorrhaging occurs
  • Placenta abruptio: Placenta abruptio is the premature separation of the placenta from the uterus.
  • Premature labour.

Abdominal pain

  • Ectopic pregnancy: An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency treatment. It predominantly occurs when the embryo implants in one of the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus. Rarely, the embryo can attach to an ovary or other abdominal organs.
  • Placenta abruptio: Placenta abruptio is the premature separation of the placenta from the uterus.
  • Premature labour contractions.

Clear fluid discharge from vagina

  • Rupture of the membranes.

Burning sensation and discomfort on urination

  • Urinary tract infection.Sexually transmitted disease.

Irritating vaginal discharge, genital sores, or itching

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sexually transmitted disease.
  • Thrush (Monilia).

 

Dizziness, light-headedness

  • Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia) or drop in blood pressure: Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are diseases of pregnancy that involve the
    development or worsening of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
    Pre-eclampsia, is also called “toxaemia of pregnancy” and may develop into the more severe condition called eclampsia. Eclampsia includes symptoms of preeclampsia together with seizures.

Fever

  • Infection.

Persistent nausea or vomiting

  • Hyperemesis gravidarum: Extreme, excessive, and persistent vomiting in early pregnancy that may lead to dehydration and malnutrition.
  • Infection.

Swelling hands, feet or face

  • Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia): Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are diseases of pregnancy that involve the
    development or worsening of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
    Pre-eclampsia, is also called “toxaemia of pregnancy” and may develop into the more severe condition called eclampsia. Eclampsia includes symptoms of preeclampsia together with seizures.

Severe, persistent headache

  • Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia): Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are diseases of pregnancy that involve the
    development or worsening of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
    Pre-eclampsia, is also called “toxaemia of pregnancy” and may develop into the more severe condition called eclampsia. Eclampsia includes symptoms of preeclampsia together with seizures.

Blurred vision, spots before eyes

  • Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia): Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are diseases of pregnancy that involve the development or worsening of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
    Pre-eclampsia, is also called “toxaemia of pregnancy” and may develop into the more severe condition called eclampsia. Eclampsia includes symptoms of preeclampsia together with seizures.

Noticeable reduction in foetal activity

  • Foetal distress.

For more information contact Genetic Services, your local doctor or clinic.