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There is no treatment that can stop a miscarriage. As long as you do not have heavy blood loss, fever, weakness, or other signs of infection, you can let a miscarriage follow its own course. This can take several days.
If a miscarriage is causing intense pain or bleeding or is taking longer than you are comfortable with, talk to your doctor about using medicine or surgery (such as a procedure called dilation and curettage, or D&C) to clear the uterus.
If you have vaginal bleeding but tests suggest that your pregnancy is still progressing, your doctor may recommend:
Sometimes all or some of the fetal tissue stays in the uterus after a pregnancy miscarries. This is called an incomplete miscarriage (incomplete or missed spontaneous abortion). If your doctor determines that you have had an incomplete miscarriage, you will have one or more treatment options:
Additional treatment concerns
If you are bleeding heavily, you will be tested for anemia and treated if necessary.
After a miscarriage
If you plan to become pregnant again, check with your doctor. Most doctors and nurse-midwives recommend waiting until you have had at least one normal menstrual period before trying to become pregnant.
Your chances of having a successful pregnancy are good, even if you've had one or two miscarriages.
If you have had three or more miscarriages (recurrent miscarriage), your doctor may suggest further testing to help find the cause.
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