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If you have had an incomplete
miscarriage with no complications, you may have the
option of using medicine that causes the
uterus to push out all remaining tissue. Treatment
with medicine offers an alternative to surgical treatment or waiting for the
miscarriage to complete. Some women may have more bleeding and cramping if they
choose medicine treatment.
Misoprostol is used to soften the cervix and start uterine contractions,
inducing the uterus to empty.
Medicine used to complete a miscarriage may
have side effects. These may include:
Other Works Consulted
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2015). Early pregnancy loss. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 150. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 125(5): 1258–1267.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofJune 10, 2015
Current as of:
June 10, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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