What are the complications of miscarriage?
In many cases, miscarriage poses no risk to a mother's health. However, if an incomplete miscarriage occurs, an infection may also result; this is known as a septic miscarriage. This can involve flu-like aches, fevers and chills, abdominal pain and ongoing bleeding or smelly discharge. It is important to consult your doctor if these symptoms occur. If the miscarriage is due to an ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo develops outside the uterus, there is a risk of damage to the fallopian tubes as well as a risk of internal bleeding.