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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Infection After A Miscarriage

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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7 weeks post miscarriage, VERY heavy clotty period, extreme abdo lower back pain, tummy ache, nausea. No signs of infection at hospital. Bad period?

7 weeks post miscarriage, VERY heavy clotty period, extreme abdo lower back pain, tummy ache, nausea. No signs of infection at hospital. Bad period?

Miscarriage : the first cycle after a miscarriage sometimes is a late, heavier cycle. You may have an increase in clots and cramping. This is very common after miscarriage or D&C. ...Read more

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What is the process women go through when a doctor checks for an infection after a miscarriage?

What is the process women go through when a doctor checks for an infection after a miscarriage?

A thorough Exam: To assess whether someone has an infection after a miscarriage, a doctor must evaluate you physically to assess if you have signs of infection, check your temperature, vital signs, and if needed, correlate with laboratory studies to assess if your body is mounting a response against an infection. All of these things gives the doctor an idea if there is an infectious process brewing! ...Read more

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

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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What kind of infection can you get after a miscarriage is not passed?

Endometritis: Passing everything will not necessarily lead to an infection. If one does develop it is an endometritis if confined to the lining of the uterus and pelvic inflammatory disease if it spreads beyond the uterus. ...Read more

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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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Im having a miscarriage and concerned about tissue remaning and developing an infection?

Follow up with MD: After the miscarriage process is over, you need to go to the follow up appointment to be certain the process was complete. If retained products occur with infection, they may or may not produce immediate fever or other symptoms. Your MD an empty th uterus surgically if that occurs. ...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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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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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

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I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be? 11dpo w pink cm

I miscarried at 11wks, d&c showed bad infection, given antibodic to clear, now having hard time getting pregnant. Why would that be?  11dpo w pink cm

See a specialist: See a fertility specialist (rei) for help getting pregnant. An infected miscarriage may lead to scarring inside the uterus (asherman's syndrome). You may also need testing for causes of miscarriage or causes of difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Caught a bad cold while miscarrying. I have fever of 100.1 but feel fine (- cold symptoms) should I beworried about infection or could it just b cold?

Caught a bad cold while miscarrying. I have fever of 100.1 but feel fine (- cold symptoms) should I beworried about infection or could it just b cold?

Obgyn follow up: We can not determine the cause from this information. Consider seeing your Obgyn to make sure there is no uterine infection. Your primary care doctor can check you for Flu and viral illness. ...Read more

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2 times miscarriage at 6 week. Is there any problem for pregnant with infection if any?

Many causes: There are many different causes of serial miscarriage. Infections, genetics and cervical incompetence are the big 3 issues. Only your doctor can examine and test for answers. See as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How effective is Co amoxiclav and Metronidizole for treating post miscarriage infection. Had both drugs before in the past year. ?

Reasonable: These are reasonable choices for that medical situation. If side effects develop, a change may be warranted. I would consider probiotic foods like miso, sauerkraut or others to replace lost bacteria in the gut, along with foods high in fiber to feed the colonies of bacteria. ...Read more

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If u conceived a year ago but had a natural miscarried without infection, been ttc 7 months after with no success, high chance of blocked tubes?

If u conceived a year ago but  had a natural miscarried without infection, been ttc 7 months after with no success, high chance of blocked tubes?

No: If there was no infection, there is no reason to think that there is an increased risk of blocked tubes. Having sex 2-3 times weekly and seeking help if not pregnancy within 1 year would be the typical advice. If periods are irregular or there are other medical issues, seeking care after 6 months of trying would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Can pelvic infection cause a miscarriage?

Can pelvic infection cause a miscarriage?

Pelvic infection: Depends on type of infection. Best to consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more