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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. For some, a miscarriage can be hard. 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.
Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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