If you have had an incomplete
miscarriage with no complications, you may have the
option of using medicine that causes the
uterus to push out all remaining tissue. Treatment
with medicine offers an alternative to surgical treatment or waiting for the
miscarriage to complete. Some women may have more bleeding and cramping if they
choose medicine treatment.
Misoprostol is used to soften the cervix and start uterine contractions,
inducing the uterus to empty.
Medicine used to complete a miscarriage may
have side effects. These may include:
Chills or hot flushes (sweating and feeling overly hot).
Other Works Consulted
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2015). Early pregnancy loss. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 150. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 125(5): 1258–1267.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology