Yes, if you’ve had a miscarriage, you should see a doctor, even if you feel that you’re healthy and not having any pain or other problems.
Although in most cases a woman may pass her baby within a few days or weeks after discovering the pregnancy is no longer viable, sometimes there can still be ongoing issues.
For this reason, it’s always best to check in with your family doctor just to make sure that your body has done its job and has returned to its pre-pregnancy state.
If you visit your doctor after a miscarriage, he or she may do one or more of the following:
- A blood test to check your HCG levels. This may be repeated after you stop bleeding, also. When your miscarriage is complete, HCG will no longer be detectable.
- An ultrasound to check that the baby is no longer in the uterus.
- Give you a pill (misoprostol) if the baby is still in the uterus and you don’t want to wait any longer for a natural miscarriage. This pill will help induce a miscarriage.
- Recommend a D&C (Dilation and Curettage) if it appears that the baby hasn’t been miscarried within a reasonable time frame, if there is an indication of retained products or infection in the uterus.