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Miscarriage. Prescribed misoprostol. Is this normal?

i went to my ob/gyn today and was told that i was miscarrying. I was perscribed misoprostol to insert vaginally. i was told this will help me to get rid of the remaining tissue . I m just wondering if this is a normal way of doing things and if there are any risks to me. I am 26, 270pds, and about 5 9 or 5 10. no major medical history issues
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2016

Misoprostol is given vaginally to dilate cervical opening and it helps to evacuate conception product or retained bits from uterine cavity. Mild to moderate bleeding & abdominal cramp may occur and you need supervision of your gynecologist.

If above procedure fails, you may need to undergo surgical method (D & C) to complete the abortion. After that, you can check it by one ultrasound scan.

Be well and take care.
Answered: Tue, 21 Oct 2014
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