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08 Nov 2006

D&C necessary?
Hi there,

I had a very early miscarriage - I was only 4 or 5 days into the pregnancy when the bleeding started, which lasted on and off for around 5 days. I would just like to know whether you think that a D&C would be necessary when miscarriage happened so early on.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Wondering

There are several determining factors with respect to a D&C, post miscarriage. The thickness of the lining of the womb is important, as is the likelihood of the possibility of a multiple pregnancy. These factors need to be taken into consideration before deciding whether a miscarriage is complete or incomplete. However, in general a very early miscarriage (4 or 5 days into the pregnancy) does not warrant a D&C perse.

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