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Miscarriage

Treatments for Miscarriage

If a woman miscarries but not all of the fetal tissues are passed naturally, doctors will typically perform a surgical evacuation of the uterus, otherwise known as a dilation and curettage (D&C). In this procedure, doctors will dilate the cervical opening and use a suction to remove the remaining pregnancy tissues; those tissues may then be sent to a lab and tested for genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. Treatment options for later pregnancy loss include the use of hormones such as prostaglandin or Pitocin, which cause the uterus to contract and push out the remaining fetus and pregnancy tissues. 

Locations for Miscarriage