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Default How long can a woman carry a miscarriage before she gets ill? - 12-20-2008, 04:46 AM

If a woman has a"missed"or"incomplete"miscarriage, about how long can she be okay before she needs serious medical attention? In these cases, the fetus does not expel right away or even on its own, and needs surgery or medication. I am curious as to how long it can stay in the woman's body before something like hemorrhage happens?Ugh. I appreciate the concern, but none of y'all are giving me the answer I need.
   
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Default 12-20-2008, 03:40 PM

What concerns me is if you've just had an incomplete miscarriage and are trying to keep the remnants of the pregnancy in there and still considering yourself pregnant, OR are you feeling ill and have recently had a miscarriage?Either way, you really need to go to your doctor and make sure you are"cleared"because you're not looking for hemorrhage...remaining tissues can make you seriously ill because they will fester and cause infection.I apologize if the first possibility was way off the mark, it's just how the question was presented that raised a red flag for me.If you did suffer a miscarriage...(((HUGS))) to you...I've had 5.
   
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Default 12-23-2008, 08:14 PM

you should get it removed it immediately thats dead matter that is in your body and bacteria loves anything dead so you can get an infection. There was a woman though that had a dead fetus in her till she was 94 and i believe she was pregnant in her thirties but i wouldnt take that chance
   
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Default 12-25-2008, 11:53 PM

If you have had an incomplete spontaneous abortion and are bleeding heavily, you need to go to the ER. You could bleed to death in a short time. It would be a good idea to be checked anyway. At the very least, you could get a bad infection.
   
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Default 12-30-2008, 03:48 PM

You need to seek immediate help!!!!!! Please don't wait, you have to get help as soon as you can.I'm no doctor but your body will react in a bad way if there's something not done to remove the"dead"tissue in your body. Please go to the doctor!!!!!!!!
   
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Default 01-19-2009, 04:21 PM

Usually the body will begin to expell the miscarried fetus shortly after death...from a few hours to a couple of days.0-12 weeks or so the body usually has no problem expelling this on its own.once you get between around 14-28 weeks or 2nd trimester you have to have help with a D&C.basically a surgery where a Dr. goes in and chops up the remains and sucks it out..(sorry bout the graphic details ,,but it's the truth) I have seen it done many times..beyond 30 weeks or so labor must be induced and the baby birthed like normal or a C-section perfomed.I have seen cases where a dead fetus remains in the womb for years with no problems because the mother never knew she was pregnant, but this is rare...Usually you will start having problems. ie hemorrhaging, cramping within a few days of the death of the fetus..then you will need to seek medical help.
   
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Default 05-27-2009, 01:07 PM

I use to work in the ob. dept. at a local teaching hospital as a secretary but have learned alot from typing up resident lectures. In a case like yours, you need to call your Ob/gyn right away since miscarriages vary according to each female pt. if you wait too long and something does happen, you can wind up with an infection or something worse. If you are doubled over in pain, GO TO THE NEAREST ER STATIf it's payment you're worried about, most hospitals and MDs have payment plans or a sliding fee scale where you pay according to your income. At this time, I'd worry about getting to an OB so nothing serious happens.
   
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