Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bleeding from the Vagina in Pregnancy Treatment

Treatment for a threatened miscarriage may include bed rest, plenty of liquids, and an injection of RhoGAM.

Specific treatment for a threatened miscarriage may include:

  • Bed rest:
  • Plenty of liquids:
    • Drink enough fluids so that the urine is light in color.
  • RhoGAM injection:
    • An injection of antibodies
    • Given to mothers with Rh negative blood, in order to prevent damage to fetal red blood cells, called erythroblastosis fetalis.

Bleeding from the Vagina in Pregnancy Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of threatened miscarriage.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for a miscarriage?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Bleeding from the Vagina in Pregnancy Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a threatened miscarriage:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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