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Following a second scan that has confirmed a complete miscarriage
We are so very sorry that you have had a miscarriage. We would like to offer you some advice and information that we hope will help you at this difficult time.
- You may feel emotional and hormonal. The Miscarriage Association website has a great deal of information and can offer you any support that you may need.
- You can expect bleeding for up to 2 weeks but getting lighter and browner as the days go by.
- You are advised not to use tampons for this bleeding as this reduces the risks of infection. They are OK to use for your next period.
- It is best to avoid sexual intercourse until this bleeding has completely stopped. This again reduces the risk of infection.
- You may have some pain which will feel a bit like period pain.
- If you develop a temperature, any offensive discharge or flu like symptoms then you should see your GP.
- Sometimes your breasts can feel uncomfortable, so it is advisable to wear a well-fitting bra for a few days.
- Your next period can be as early as 2 weeks and up to 6 weeks following your miscarriage. If your period hasn't returned in 3 months you should see your GP for a check up.
- It is advisable to take Folic acid (200 micrograms daily). If you have been prescribed a different dose then you should follow your prescription.