Infections After A Miscarriage

By on January 5, 2012

after a miscarriage Infections After A Miscarriage

Statistics suggests that around 3% women undergoing miscarriage during the 1st trimester develop infections while recovering after the incident. Infections after a miscarriagegenerally can be treated easily; however, detecting the infection early helps in avoiding further complications. For early detection, it is important to be aware of the signs of miscarriage related infections.

A fever causing body temperate more than 100 degrees just after experiencing the miscarriage can be an indicator of infection. This fever can come with our without chills and shivers. Pain is a common sign of miscarriage; but pain occurring due to miscarriage is mostly not severe. So, if you are experiencing severe pain in the lower abdomen or back after the miscarriage you should report it to the doctor immediately as such pains can indicate occurrence of an infection. Infection can also cause production of a vaginal discharge with fish like smell.

How is infections caused by miscarriage treated? Once you report the above mentioned signs to your doctor he will perform a thorough physical checkup and may also suggest you to get some tests done. If the diagnosis reveals that you are suffering from an infection, you will most likely be treated with antibiotics. Getting the right treatment is extremely important for women experiencing post-miscarriage infections. If not treated, these infections might lead to fatal consequences.

Is it possible to prevent occurrence of infections after a miscarriage? Following the instructions of the doctor can help in preventing such situations. For a few weeks following the miscarriage it is advisable not to insert IUDs in the vagina. Women are also suggested not to take part in sexual relationships during this time. For a week following the miscarriage, bathing should also be avoided.