Treatment for a Miscarriage

ERPC procedure

A procedure to empty your womb (uterus) of a pregnancy

Having a miscarriage

Losing a pregnancy can be a deeply personal experience that may affect you in a variety of ways.

Our expert team will not only perform the surgical management of your miscarriage but can offer you the support you need afterwards. 

Need to know

  • What happens during an ERPC? icon plus

    This procedure involves removing the pregnancy from your uterus through your vagina. Your consultant will carefully open the entrance to your uterus wide enough for the pregnancy to be removed using a suction tube. An ultrasound may be done at the same time to reduce the risk of complications and ensure the pregnancy is fully removed. It is conducted under general anaesthetic, meaning you'll be asleep for the duration.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for this procedure. You will have a chance to ask questions, and our team will be available to explain any part of the process at any stage. 
  • After your procedure icon plus

    An ERPC is usually performed as a day case, meaning you can go home on the same day, however it can take up to 24 hours to recover from the general anaesthetic. During this time you should have an adult with you and avoid driving or making any important decisions.

    You can expect to have some vaginal bleeding for up to two weeks after the procedure. You are likely to experience cramps, similar to period pains, in your lower tummy after the operation. These should get milder over time but may last for up to a few days. Our nursing team will provide you with painkillers. You will also be put in touch with psychological support, if you feel you need it.

Our gynaecology consultants

We're proud to work with leading gynaecologists who specialise in women's health and are experienced in providing continued support during your treatment.

Our women's health nursing teams will ensure you are supported before during and after treatment.

Our miscarriage treatment locations

Our gynaecological floors are managed by experienced nurses, whom are compassionate and sensitive to each woman's needs

Book an appointment with a gynaecologist

Our team can help book a consultation with a gynaecologist in one of our HCA UK facilities in London, Birmingham or Manchester by phone or by completing our appointment request form. 

Call us on

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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