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Just had a miscarried today would I need a d&c? I was only six weeks.

Just had a miscarried today would I need a d&c? I was only six weeks.

Maybe: If you have passed everything, have minimal cramping, and more importantly, minimal bleeding, you do not. However, if your bleeding is uncontrollable, you will need a d&c. ...Read more

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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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Is there a way to help my girlfriend who just had a miscarriage?

Is there a way to help my girlfriend who just had a miscarriage?

Support her: Be there (not somewhere else, ) listen to her when she wants to talk, let her be quiet when she doesn't. If she asks you how you feel, try to answer her even if you don't want to. You cannot solve her problems or make her feelings change, but you can help her tremendously by showing her you care. ...Read more

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I believed i just had a miscarriage without knowing. What should I do?

I believed i just had a miscarriage without knowing. What should I do?

Follow up: If you have a positive pregnancy test, you should see a doctor right away. You need to confirm that it was a miscarriage and not an ectopic or a continuing pregnancy. If you have a negative test, then there's not much you have to do. If your bleeding has subsided, you can wait and see if your next cycle is back to normal. ...Read more

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Just had a miscarriage how long before me and my husband can try again?

Just had a miscarriage how long before me and my husband can try again?

Couple of periods: I usually recommend you wait ipintil you have 2 normal periods to allow your body to heal. The problem is, it may be a while before you have the first period. The hormones of the pregnancy have to drop down until you go through your first ovulation. ...Read more

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I just had a miscarriage but i want to try again but my husband wants to waite ?

I just had a miscarriage but i want to try again but my husband wants to waite ?

Work it out: I'm sorry to hear about your loss. If this happened just recently you might still be adjusting to it. Sometimes it's helpful to allow enough time to process the loss before moving forward. Listening to each other and allowing mutual influence can help a couple agree on what's best for them as a couple. A conflict between the two of you is unnecessary if you both put the relationship first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just had a miscarriage and i want to try again as soon as possible. Is this wise?

What to do if I have just had a miscarriage and i want to try again as soon as possible. Is this wise?

Not really: I would wait for at least 2 normal menstrual cycles before trying again. It is best to heal emotionally and also to get your body back to normal. When hormones have returned to normal, it is then possible to conceive with better success. A normal menstrual cycle is good proof of a normal hormonal cycle. Please do take your prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid. ...Read more

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How long should I waite to have sexual intercorse f i just had a miscarriage ?

How long should I waite to have sexual intercorse f i just had a miscarriage ?

2 weeks: After an early miscarriage, 2weeks is usually long enough to heal, but use contraception until you have a normal period. ...Read more

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I just had a miscarriage about a week ago and im having light pink discharge ..... What does that mean?

I just had a miscarriage about a week ago and im having light pink discharge ..... What does that mean?

Miscarriage: You can have staining for up to two weeks after a pregnancy loss. This is not uncommon. Heavy vaginal bleeding where you are filling a pad every hour is abnormal. You should call your md if that occurs. ...Read more

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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