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    Miscarriage Treatment

    Call your doctor or go to the emergency room if a pregnant woman has:

    • Heavy bleeding
    • Severe pain

    Call a doctor if a pregnant woman has:

    The doctor will tell you whether to come to the office or seek emergency help.

    Follow Up

    The doctor will do a pelvic exam and ultrasound to confirm miscarriage. The next steps depend on the individual case:

    • If miscarriage is complete and uterus is clear or if it is very early in the pregnancy, there is usually no further treatment.
    • If some fetal or placental tissue remains in the uterus, the doctor may recommend treatment with drugs or surgery.
    • If it is later in the pregnancy and the fetus has died in the womb, the doctor will induce labor and delivery.
    • If the pregnancy is healthy despite bleeding, the doctor will monitor the woman closely.
    • Mild discomfort and spotting are common after miscarriage.
    • Call the doctor immediately for signs of infection after a miscarriage that may include heavy bleeding, fever, chills, or pain.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on October 13, 2015

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