Treatment for Miscarriage

The main aim behind treatments for miscarriage is to prevent a recurring infection or any internal hemorrhaging. If the miscarriage has taken place in the early weeks of pregnancy, the body expels all the fetal tissues on its own and little or no medical intervention is required.

If bleeding continues after a miscarriage, the simplest procedure used to treat this is a dilation and curettage or D & C. This in combination with certain drugs can stop the bleeding and prevent an infection from developing. In case bleeding (which may or may not be accompanied by chills) continues even after a D&C, call your doctor immediately.

If a miscarriage is threatened but not yet occurred, your doctor will recommend bed rest until the bleeding or pain has stopped. Any form of exercise (including sexual intercourse) and traveling may have to cease as well. An ultrasound will determine whether the embryo is still viable and determine the next course of treatment. In case the embryo has died, you have the option of letting the miscarriage progress normally; use medication to speed up the process or opt for surgical treatment that removes the embryo and placenta. There are different side effects and complications associated with all three options and only you and your doctor can decide what’s best for your individual case. 
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