Causes - Miscarriage - Treatment

It is important to see a doctor after a miscarriage to find out if medical treatment is necessary. Many women that miscarry do not need follow-up medical treatment, but some do.

Medical treatment after miscarriage
As far as your health is concerned, it is important to seek care from your doctor to make sure that your body fully shed the loss after a miscarriage. Depending on your personal situation, you may need one of the following:

  • A treatment called dilation and curettage (D&C) to remove all of the remaining tissue from your uterus. 
  • A drug called misoprostol to help empty your uterus following a miscarriage. 
  • In some cases, your doctor may be able to figure out the cause of the miscarriage. Your doctor may also be able to help you avoid another loss. 

Recurrent miscarriage
If you have had two or more miscarriages (recurrent miscarriage), it is especially important to see a fertility doctor. Your doctor may choose to run one or more of the following tests after recurrent miscarriage:

  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterosalpingography

Some individuals never find out why their miscarriages occur. If your doctor cannot identify the cause of your recurrent miscarriages, maintain hope. Most women are able to give birth to healthy babies, even after recurrent miscarriage.

Take care of yourself
Ask your doctor about possible treatment options to help you conceive after miscarriage. Couples who have experienced multiple pregnancy loss often have an easier time trying again if they have an action plan. An action plan focuses on physical health and treatment options and can help to restore a sense of calm.

It might seem impossible now, and you may feel like giving up, but trust and faith can help you through. While the pain of pregnancy loss takes some time to heal, know that your chances of regaining your fertility after miscarriage are high.