What kind of infection can you get after a miscarriage?

In the worst cases, the infection will become septic, causing what is known as a septic miscarriage or septic abortion. Since sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, it’s critical to know the symptoms and get medical treatment as soon as possible.

How do you know if you have infection after miscarriage?

Infection After Miscarriage

Bleeding and cramping lasting longer than 2 weeks. Chills. Fever (temperature over 100.4 F) Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

Can a miscarriage lead to infection?

Some women who miscarry develop an infection in the uterus. This is also called a septic miscarriage. Signs and symptoms of this infection include: Fever.

Do you need antibiotics after miscarriage?

Call your doctor after a miscarriage if:

Septic (infected) abortions are rare in cases of miscarriage, but a fever or chills could mean you have an infection. The doctor will make sure they remove any remaining pregnancy-related tissue, and you should take antibiotics to prevent serious illness.

What is a septic miscarriage?

Septic abortion describes any type of abortion (intentional termination or miscarriage), due to an upper genital tract bacterial infection including the inflammation of the endometrium during or after 20 weeks of gestation.

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Can you get a bacterial infection after a miscarriage?

It is caused when bacteria get into your bloodstream and it most often occurs after trauma or surgery. When pregnant women develop septic shock, it’s usually a complication of one of the following conditions: septic abortion (a miscarriage associated with a uterine infection) severe kidney infection.

How long after miscarriage can you become septic?

Sepsis that occurs during pregnancy is called maternal sepsis. If it develops within six weeks of delivery, it is called postpartum sepsis or puerperal sepsis. Sometimes incorrectly called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s often deadly inflammatory response to infection.

How do I clean my uterus after a miscarriage?

If you’ve had a miscarriage, your provider may recommend: Dilation and curettage (also called D&C). This is a procedure to remove any remaining tissue from the uterus. Your provider dilates (widens) your cervix and removes the tissue with suction or with an instrument called a curette.

How can I prevent infection after miscarriage?

How can I prevent infection after a miscarriage?

  1. Using sanitary pads rather than tampons. Wait until your next period before using tampons again.
  2. Do not douche.
  3. Do not go into swimming pools or hot tubs.
  4. Take showers instead of baths.
  5. Do not have sexual intercourse.

Can you get sepsis from miscarriage?

In the worst cases, the infection will become septic, causing what is known as a septic miscarriage or septic abortion. Since sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, it’s critical to know the symptoms and get medical treatment as soon as possible.

What vitamins should I take after miscarriage?

Vitamin B6: lower in women who miscarry. Also, vitamin B6 may counteract the negative impact of stress hormones on fetal growth. Vitamin C: low in women who habitually miscarry. Also, vitamin C has been shown to increase progesterone levels.

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Does miscarriage blood smell different?

Septic Miscarriage: Some miscarriages occur with an infection in the uterus. This is a serious condition that requires urgent treatment to prevent shock and death. With septic miscarriage, the patient usually develops fever and abdominal pain and may have bleeding and discharge with a foul odor.

How do you diagnose septic miscarriage?

Recognition and Evaluation. Septic abortion can present as insidiously as a chronic pelvic infection or as acutely as peritonitis. Signs and symptoms of septic abortion include fever, abdominal pain, uterine/fundal tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and leukocytosis.