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Dr. James Chapman
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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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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