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After Your Miscarriage

Your physical health

Your body is going through some big changes and will need time to heal and recover. Be sure to make time to rest and feel better. It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for your body to recover after a miscarriage. You may continue to have vaginal bleeding during this time.

When to get help:

See your family doctor or go to the closest emergency department right away if you have:

  • bleeding that is much heavier than a regular menstrual period (soak through a thick maxi pad in 1 hour, for more than 2 hours in a row)
  • pass blood clots bigger than an egg or a large coin ($1)
  • severe pain in your abdomen (belly)
  • a fever over 38 °C (100.5 °F) for more than 4 hours after taking acetaminophen (like Tylenol)
  • discharge from your vagina that doesn’t look normal or that smells bad

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