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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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How can you tell if you need a d&c after natural miscarriage?

How can you tell if you need a d&c after natural miscarriage?

If bleeding continue: If miscarriage completes, uterine bleeding or discharge should be ceases gradually within about one week. If bleeding or discharge continues, consulting your ob/gyn doctor is appropriate ...Read more

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Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? (particularly if they are already weak)

Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? 
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Not likely: The surgery for a D and C is done inside the uterus. The pelvic floor muscles are different than the actual muscle components of the uterus. There is not likely to be relationship between a D and C and the pelvic floor muscles ...Read more

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Is it possible to become infertile because of a mistake during d&c after miscarriage?Like for example scratching too strong the walls of uterus?

Complication: I don't think this is a mistake and can happen no matter who does the d and c. I am sorry this happened to you but blaming will not get you better. Knowing this is a complication of d and c accepts the problem and now you can move forward to get the problem fixed. It is easy to fix and if you get back into the doctor and have him test to see if this is the problem then it can be fixed. ...Read more

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Neg preg test...3 days late..d&c in October after miscarriage very sore boobs..could I still b pregnant trying to conceive?

Neg preg test...3 days late..d&c in October after miscarriage very sore boobs..could I still b pregnant trying to conceive?

Not likely: Possible but not likely if your cycles are mostly regular. Three days late for a missed period, or more than 15 days after (supposed) ovulation hpt should be very reliable. You can test again in a few days, wait for your next expected period, or see a doctor to sort it out! ...Read more

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Miscarriage --d and c or pass naturally?

Usually naturally: Most miscarriages will pass naturally without requiring a d&c. Follow up pregnancy tests should be done to make sure everything has cleared. However, if the process is dragging out too long or if bleeding is excessive a D&C may be required. ...Read more

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Should I get a d and c if I had a miscarriage on week 3?

Should I get a d and c if I had a miscarriage on week 3?

Depends: If your miscarriage results in complete passing of the pregnancy tissue, a D&C may not be necessary. If the tissue does not completely evacuate the uterus, your doctor may recommend a D&C to avoid future complications such as infection, excessive bleeding, or other complications. ...Read more

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I got a d and c for miscarriage on September 11. I was about 6 weeks. I want to know when I will be ovulating and how to find out.

I got a d and c for miscarriage on September 11.  I was about 6 weeks. I want to know when I will be ovulating and how to find out.

Ovulation: Your normal cycles should start again right away. After your first post mc period,start counting and BBT again with ovulation test. Best to wait 3 cycles. sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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I miscarried at 6 week's. Had a d and c on thurs 20th feb. Had intercourse a day after which has continued. When can I test to see whether new. Pregn?

I miscarried at 6 week's. Had a d and c on thurs 20th feb. Had intercourse a day after which has continued. When can I test to see whether new. Pregn?

Doctor post op exam?: Did you get the okay to have intercourse the day after your d ; c from your md? A post op exam is usually done post miscarriage at 2 weeks to make sure there are no problems. Ovulation can occur 2 to 6 weeks after miscarriage so it is difficult to say in your case when you might get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Justin Diedrich
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Dilation And Curettage (Definition)

Dilatation and Curettage, known as a D and C, is a common procedure where the cervix is dilated and the doctor will clear the uterus of pregnancy tissue. It can be performed in the office or in an outpatient procedure center. It is done under sedation ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more