There are no precise numbers and descriptions of what will happen in every case after a miscarriage. Every situation is different, depending on how far the pregnancy was and how each body handles it. But there are still some general guidelines that can give you an idea about what to expect.
What happens after a miscarriage?
Whether you have a D&C or a natural miscarriage, you may experience mild menstrual-like cramps afterward for a couple of days and light bleeding for a week or two.
- Use pads instead of tampons
- You can take acetaminophen or ibuprophen to ease the cramps pain
- Avoid sex, swimming, douching and using vaginal medications for at least a week or two and until the bleeding stops.
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- high absorbency
- anti-bacterial and deodorization functions
- special bottom layer which allows air flow, prevents irritation and helps you feel comfortable.
How much bleeding should I expect after miscarriage?
The bleeding associated with a miscarriage can be heavy with large clots without meaning a medical emergency. But if you are soaking a sanitary pad in an hour, have any signs of infection (fever, achiness, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge) or feel excessive pain, call your practitioner immediately or go to the emergency room.
How long does bleeding last after miscarriage?
The duration of bleeding associated with a miscarriage is different for every woman, but the bleeding should not remain heavy for more than a few days and should stop within about two weeks in most cases. If you have had bleeding heavier than an average menstrual period for more than two or three days, it is a good idea to see your doctor to rule out complications.