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If you have any questions, please contact University Health Services or call the Advice Nurse.

Danger Signs of Pregnancy Complications

While most pregnancies are uncomplicated be aware of the following and respond accordingly.

Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy

(These symptoms may occur near the sixth week of pregnancy.)

  • Sudden intense pain, or persistent pain or cramping in the lower abdomen, usually localized to one side or the other.
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting with pelvic pain when your period is late, after an unusually light period, or after a positive pregnancy test.
  • Fainting or dizziness lasting more than a few seconds.

Possible Miscarriage

  1. Your last period was late, and bleeding is now heavy, possibly with clots or clumps of tissue; cramping is more severe than usual.

  2. Your period is prolonged and heavy 5-7 heavy days

  3. You have low abdominal pain and fever.

  4. You have fluid leaking from the vagina or unusual vaginal discharge and odor.

  5. You have low abdominal pain with back pain.

  6. You have pain with urination, are urinating more frequently, and have a strong urge to urinate, then cannot initiate urination.

Contact your health care provider immediately or go to a hospital emergency room if you develop any of these dangerous signs of pregnancy complications.


In an emergency go to Mount Nittany Medical Center or call 911 for an ambulance.

Test Results and Advice Nurse

Send a secure message to the advice nurse via myUHS or call 814-865-4UHS (4847) (Press 3). 


Schedule an appointment online or by calling the UHS.  

This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. This information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a healthcare professional.

Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee Revised 07/2022

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