Introduction to Miscarriage Treatment
If you have experienced a miscarriage, Women’s Clinic of Johnson County can help.
About 50% of miscarriages do not expel naturally. When tissue remains in the uterus, it can cause pain, heavy bleeding, and other symptoms. Medication, which will be prescribed and then taken at home, can induce your uterus to contract and expel the tissue on its own. Another option is Dilation & Curettage, or D&C, which is performed in the operating room allows your provider to effectively target and remove the remaining tissue.
What it Covers
- Miscarriage / Abortion
< 30 minutes
2 - 3 weeks
None or General depending on treatment chosen
We perform Dilation & Curettage at the following hospitals:
8901 W 74th St.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
21120 West 152nd St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Kansas City Miscarriage Management Providers
Meet the WCJC providers who typically perform this treatment.
How it Works
Learn more about what to expect if you choose dilation and curettage to manage your miscarriage.
While under anesthesia, we will dilate the cervix. Dilation before curettage is an important step in allowing us to effectively reach the target area. Once the cervix is open, we are able to reach and remove the tissue in question.
Therapeutic D&C allows your doctor to remove tissue from inside the uterus. The D&C procedure targets and removes specific concerning tissue within the uterus, such as an incomplete miscarriage or abortion which the body did not naturally expel.
Medically Induced Miscarriages
You will treat your miscarriage with a medication called misoprostol. You can use this by dissolving it in your mouth (holding in your cheek for 30 minutes, then swallowing the remainder), or inserting it vaginally. Please follow the instructions given by your provider.
Common side effects include upset stomach, flushing, hot flashes, cramping, and diarrhea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your post-operative instructions for gynecology procedures were created for you by the Women’s Clinic of Johnson County to aid in your comfort and understanding of the recovery process. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent surgical experience. Thank you for choosing our health care team.