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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a miscarriage?

A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus before 20 weeks of pregnancy. A miscarriage may also be called a spontaneous abortion or an early pregnancy loss.

What causes a miscarriage?

The cause of your miscarriage may not be known. The following may increase the risk:

What are the signs and symptoms of a miscarriage?

You may not have symptoms of a miscarriage or you may have any of the following:

How is a miscarriage treated?

You may not need treatment for a miscarriage. You may need any of the following if you have heavy bleeding or tissue left in your uterus after the miscarriage:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

How can I care for myself after a miscarriage?

Where can I find more information?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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