Treatment of miscarriage
If a miscarriage has started, nothing can be done to stop it. Every treatment you receive will be designed to prevent heavy bleeding and infections.
An interview with the doctor or nurse helps you determine which treatment options are best and safest for you.
Most women who experience a complete and spontaneous miscarriage go to a hospital or health center when they experience pain and bleeding before they complete the miscarriage. After a medical evaluation, when there are no more complications, the woman is sent home. In case of difficulties, it may be advisable to have the woman admitted to the hospital.
There are three primary ways to manage miscarriage:
1. Expectant management
This happens in about 50% of the missed miscarriages and means waiting for the natural loss of your pregnancy. The miscarriage can take some time (due to bleeding and pain).
If the miscarriage does not occur naturally or if the miscarriage is not completed, you will be offered medical or surgical management. Occasionally emergency hospitalization may be necessary for severe bleeding or severe pain.
2. Medical management
This treatment option uses specially prescribed medication and is effective in 80-90% of cases. This treatment is suitable if your pregnancy loss has occurred in the first 28 weeks, depending on the risk.
Drugs are given to help open the cervix and with the substance of pregnancy (the development of membranes for the baby, placenta and pregnancy). It usually takes a few hours to start and you can feel pain, bleeding or clotting (such as a substantial period). You can bleed for four weeks.
If you are pregnant less than 12 weeks, you can have follow-up care required in the early pregnancy unit or your doctor. If your pregnant is more than 13 weeks, hospitalization can be advised.
3. Surgical management
This treatment includes a surgical procedure called dilation and curettage (D & C) that takes place under general anesthesia. The system will remove all maternal tissues from your uterus. It succeeds in 95 to 100% of cases, but there are minor surgical risks.
What happens during a miscarriage?
If you have a miscarriage and the pregnancy tissue is not complete, there are three treatment options:
- Look and wait: wait until the miscarriage comes on its own.
- Medication: Use pills called misoprostol (brand name: Cytotec) for a miscarriage to occur earlier. Must consult your doctor before taking them.
- Suction procedure: ask a doctor to remove the pregnancy tissue using a simple process.
All three treatment options are safe and do not affect your ability to become pregnant.
Feelings and reactions after a miscarriage
There is no good way to feel after a miscarriage. A certain degree of sadness is prevalent, even if the pregnancy was not planned. Partners can react very differently, just as people respond differently to a continuing pregnancy. The feelings of loss can linger for a while, and you may have mixed feelings about the pregnancy again. Some friends may not understand the depth of emotions that may be associated with pregnancy and may expect you to be unnecessary before you are ready.
Some propose to try a pregnancy immediately, while others need time to adjust to their loss. If you are worried about a possible loss in future pregnancies, you may find it useful to talk to someone about it. Although it is difficult to talk about these issues with your friends and family, your doctor, community support group and health professionals can provide you with information and help.
After A Miscarriage
You will receive instructions to take home. Meet your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding that absorbs more than two pads an hour for two hours at a row.
- Fever higher than 102 ° F (a slight fever of 102 ° F or less is common when using misoprostol).
- You feel very sick, with low abdominal pain after cramps and heavy bleeding.
During your follow-up visit, your doctor will ensure that the miscarriage is completed with an ultrasound, a blood test or both.
Once the miscarriage is gone, you can try to get pregnant as soon as you and your partner are ready. If you do not want to become pregnant right away, be sure to use contraception.