U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Cambridge City, IN
A 34-year-old female asked:

I had a missed miscarriage at 6 weeks and hcg levels dropping. i still have not had any cramps or or bleeding. is it safe to let nature run its course and have a natural miscarriage at home or is a d & c a safer choice. thanks?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Can take a: couple of weeks, on it's own. Medications such as misoprostil, can help speed the process, a D&C would be faster. The need for a D&C still could rise if bleeding becomes heavy and longer duration.
Last updated Nov 20, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.