How do I know if I have an infection after miscarriage?

Bleeding and cramping lasting longer than 2 weeks. Chills. Fever (temperature over 100.4 F) Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

What are signs of infection after D&C?

But be sure to contact your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms after a D&C:

  • Heavy or prolonged bleeding or blood clots.
  • Fever.
  • Pain.
  • Abdominal tenderness.
  • Foul-smelling discharge from the vagina.

How can I prevent infection after miscarriage?

How can I prevent infection after a miscarriage?

  1. Using sanitary pads rather than tampons. Wait until your next period before using tampons again.
  2. Do not douche.
  3. Do not go into swimming pools or hot tubs.
  4. Take showers instead of baths.
  5. Do not have sexual intercourse.

What happens if you have a miscarriage and don’t get cleaned out?

Often, some of the pregnancy tissue remains in the uterus after a miscarriage. If it is not removed by scraping the uterus with a curette (a spoon-shaped instrument), you may bleed for a long time or develop an infection.

How do you treat a septic miscarriage?

Treatment of septic abortion is intensive antibiotic therapy plus uterine evacuation as soon as possible. A typical empiric antibiotic regimen includes clindamycin 900 mg IV every 8 hours plus gentamicin 5 mg/kg IV once a day, with or without ampicillin 2 g IV every 4 hours.

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Can you get an infection 3 weeks after D&C?

Infection. As with other surgeries, it’s possible to develop an infection after a D&C. Most infections occur within a week of the procedure and are marked by unusual discharge, cramping or a fever. They’re usually easy to treat with antibiotics provided you seek medical attention ASAP.

Do I need to take antibiotics after miscarriage?

Call your doctor after a miscarriage if:

Septic (infected) abortions are rare in cases of miscarriage, but a fever or chills could mean you have an infection. The doctor will make sure they remove any remaining pregnancy-related tissue, and you should take antibiotics to prevent serious illness.

Can you get a bacterial infection after a miscarriage?

Bacterial infections can spread and become septic quickly, so if you have any of the following symptoms after a miscarriage, contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room: Chills. Fever over 100.4 degrees. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

How do you know if you’re losing too much blood during a miscarriage?

If you bleed through a pad in less than 2 hours, your bleeding may be excessive. If you bleed through a large pad in less than 1 hour, you need to seek help right away. You may hear about other symptoms which could indicate blood loss.

What kind of infection causes miscarriage?

RESULTS. The association of systemic infections with malaria, brucellosis, cytomegalovirus and human immunodeficiency virus, dengue fever, influenza virus and of vaginal infection with bacterial vaginosis, with increased risk of miscarriage has been demonstrated.

Do I need to get checked after a miscarriage?

You should have a check-up with your doctor or midwife no later than 6 weeks after you miscarry. Your doctor or midwife can provide support, answer questions and advise about contraception.

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What vitamins should I take after miscarriage?

Vitamin B6: lower in women who miscarry. Also, vitamin B6 may counteract the negative impact of stress hormones on fetal growth. Vitamin C: low in women who habitually miscarry. Also, vitamin C has been shown to increase progesterone levels.

When does stomach shrink after miscarriage?

The abdominal cramping will decrease too, though it could also take up to six weeks to go away completely as your uterus shrinks back to its normal size.