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Miscarriage

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. It's usually the body's way of ending a problem pregnancy. A miscarriage can be hard to accept, but it's no one's fault and it can't be prevented.

You may need treatment if any tissue remains in the uterus after the miscarriage.

Last Revised: February 1, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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