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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Infection From A Miscarriage That Didnt Pass

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Would Flagyl and fluconazole ever be prescribed 10 days after miscarriage, without a swab, to 'prevent' infection? Or am I being lied to?

Would Flagyl and fluconazole ever be prescribed 10 days after miscarriage, without a swab, to 'prevent' infection? Or am I being lied to?

Need exam: There are very few indications for prophylactic antibiotics, but without knowing what your lady friend had on exam it is impossible to know why and what the OB/GYN was treating. Go back and have the doctor explain what was going on in detail. If you are still unsure, get a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for infection from a miscarriage that didn't pass?

What is the treatment for infection from a miscarriage that didn't pass?

D&C, Abtx: A septic abortion is an infection in the uterus/womb while pregnant. The pregnancy must be removed by teasing out the pregnancy often using suction, and starting intravenous antibiotics to be followed by antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infection from a miscarriage?

What is the definition or description of: infection from a miscarriage?

Bacterial invasion: The remaining fetal products inside the uterus can be infected by bacteria from the vagina, and if not treated immediately can lead to blood borne infection.(sepsis) which can then become "an invasion of the body snatchers" resulting in death. ...Read more

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Would an infection from a miscarriage go away by itself or cause toxic shock or something?

Would an infection from a miscarriage go away by itself or cause toxic shock or something?

Sometimes: Infections after miscarriage are uncommon but they can heal by themselves. We usually want to treat the infections with antibiotics to prevent scar tissue that could cause infertility or develop into an abscess. Toxic shock is usually not caused my miscarriage. If you are unsure whether you have an infection or you need treatment then speak with your doc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i get a gall bladder infection from a miscarriage?

Can i get a gall bladder infection from a miscarriage?

No: Miscarriage would have nothing to do with the gallbladder. You can have abdominal symptoms or problems if you have gallstones, but that would not be as a result of a pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can you still get a pelvic infection from a miscarriage?

Yes: Generally a miscarriage early in prgenancy is a small risk (not zero, though) for infection, except in cases where the miscarriage goes on over several weeks or even more. The longer the time it takes, also the further advanced the pregnancy, the greater the infection risk. ...Read more

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Can you get an vaginal infection after miscarried it been a week know nd i feel discomfort?

Vaginitis: You can. This is not something you can treat on your own, particularly if there is a foul odor. Please: see your gyn, 1)who may perform an u/s to ensure there is no retained tissue 2) who may treat you with antibiotics for a possible infection i would not delay. Infections after miscarriage are usually benign, but if you are in pain, that may not be normal. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage, i stoped bleeding already but how will i knoe if i giot an infection or not?

Signs and symptoms: Infections usually create fever, pain, discharge, feelings of not being well. If there are any questions about how you feel or interpret your symptoms, would strongly recommend seeing an ob/gyn quickly. Do not delay if there are any questions in your mind, because this type of infection may become quite severe rapidly. ...Read more

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Husband had mouth infection for months i miscarried 12/13 tried again late but neg pt could it be infection?

Husband had mouth infection for months i miscarried 12/13 tried again late but neg pt could it be infection?

Unclear: It is unclear whether or not your husbands mouth infection had anything to do with your miscarriage. My guess is that this likely was unrelated, but impossible to say given the limited amount of information. Remember though, the number one reason for spontaneous miscarriage is chromosomal abnormalities, which are out of your control. All the best. ...Read more

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


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