Attendance at the emergency service
When you attend the emergency service your symptoms will be assessed and the appropriate treatment given. Unfortunately attendance at the emergency department will not stop you from having a miscarriage. However it means that you can be treated quickly if you are bleeding heavily. It also means that you can be given surgery quickly if you have complications of an ectopic pregnancy. Alternatively if you have developed a severe infection you can be given intravenous antibiotics immediately.
If the bleeding is not heavy and the pain is not severe, you may stay at home. You should wear a sanitary pad and keep a watch on how much you are bleeding. If you have cramp like pain you may wish to take some simple pain- relief tablets. You can contact your GP or NHS 24 for advice or call maternity triage. In most cases it will be safe to await an appointment at the early pregnancy assessment service and be fully assessed and investigated.