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Surgical Management of a Miscarriage

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

About

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

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    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.
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    Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for this procedure.
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    The procedure is usually performed as a day case, meaning you can go home on the same day. It can take up to 24 hours to recover from the general anaesthetic. You should have an adult with you during this time, 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.
Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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