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Miscarriage (cont.)

Miscarriage Surgery

See Miscarriage Treatment.

Miscarriage Follow-up

The patient's health care professional will monitor you until the pregnancy resumes or if the miscarriage becomes complete.

  • Avoid exerting yourself. You may feel better if you rest, although resting will not prevent the miscarriage from occuring.
  • Do not douche or insert anything in the vagina, including tampons.
  • Do not have sex until the symptoms have completely resolved for one week.
  • Return to the emergency department if the following symptoms develop:
    • Worse cramping
    • Worse bleeding (more than one pad per hour)
    • Passage of tissue
    • Fever
    • Anything else that concerns you
  • With another blood test, the patient's quantitative beta-HCG level may be checked in 48 to 72 hours. The rise or fall of this level is helpful in predicting the viability or failure of the pregnancy. If the level is falling, then the pregnancy may have ended.
  • A follow-up ultrasound may be done at some point.
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