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30 Jul 2006

Does a D&C damage a cervix?
Last year I miscarried at 18 weeks pregnancy and this year at 21 weeks. I have 2 children, both delivered by c-section. The first was because he was transverse (or something like that) and the second was because of excessive bleeding during the pregnancy. I would just like to know why did I miscarry even though my cervix is not short. The miss at 18 weeks was due to an infection I had, after which a d&c was done. Could my cervix have been hurt during the d&c because the doc who did it told me she had given me a stitch down there due to excessive bleeding. How long should I wait before falling pregnant again and what are my chances of having another miscarriage?
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01 Jan 0001

It is possible that there could have been damage to the cervix from the birth. It is advisable to wait at least 3 months before trying again. If you do have cervical incompetence a stitch around the cervix would help prevent miscarriages.

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