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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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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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Can i get pregnant if my hCG levels are still elevated (positive hpt) after a d and c miscarriage?

Can i get pregnant if my hCG levels are still elevated (positive hpt) after a d and c miscarriage?

Likely wait,,,: Likely, the best chance would be to wait until you cycle again to try to get pregnant as the ovary has to get back to releasing eggs for pregnancy to occur. The HCG levels would likely come down by that time also. Good luck. ...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

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I had a d and c following a miscarriage 5 weeks ago and have not yet had a period, should I be concerned?

I had a d and c following a miscarriage 5 weeks ago and have not yet had a period, should I be concerned?

Not yet: Usually your period will appear in 4 to 6 weeks, assuming that your periods have been regular in the past. Get checked if there is still nothing after 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage at 6 weeks.. It was natural no d and c.. What are chances that my next pregnancy will be a miscarrige.

No increase: If this was your first miscarriage, your risk is no higher with the next pregnancy than it was for this one. If you miscarry twice, the risk is about 33% that the third pregnancy will alsi miscarry. After three miscarriages, the risk ia about 50%, then about 70% after the fourth miscarriage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

Depends: Have they checked your Hemoglobin or Hematocrit levels? After a D&C for miscarriage it's possible to have anemia (low hemoglobin levels in blood). Symptoms of anemia are dizziness, fatigue, fainting episodes, fast heart rate. If you feel completely fine then waiting only one menstrual cycle should be fine. If you are having symptoms of anemia then wait 2-3 cycles. ...Read more

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I am 33 years old.Miscarried at 10th week.Had D and C surgery.Any risk in conceiving after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 3 cycles?please help

Conception: It's preferable to wait for 3 normal cycles before you try again, during theses 3 months I recommend timing method with condoms. Make sure you continue taking your PNV/DHA daily. Always make your doctor aware. ...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