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sickness after miscarriage

NOTE: This is not for me, this is for a friend.

She's 16 and was about a month and a half along in her pregnancy when she had a miscarriage. The miscarriage occurred almost two weeks ago and since about a week ago she's been sick. She's had symptoms such as high fever, bad stomach pains, throwing up, and she feels tired but has trouble falling asleep. A doctor at the hospital she went to said it was after-effects of the miscarriage but it'd be nice to have more than one opinion on this.

Are these truly common after-effects of miscarriage? Could she have just coincidentally contracted some illness after having the miscarriage? Any help would be great.
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1400141 tn?1284986069
i never felt sick like that after a miscarriage. fatigue and stomach cramps are normal but the fever is something to worry about. if she hasn't passed everything in her uterus she could have an infection. new doctor!
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1293887 tn?1332702847
I think a fever is worrying.  I would definately get a second opinion because it could be an infection or leftover tissue.

I do know I had a headache for about two weeks after my miscarriage and doctor said if I have a fever etc then to go back.  I do remember cramping a lot after my miscarriage but nothing that I couldn't handle.

I hope you're friend feels better
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134578 tn?1716963197
It could be that she contracted a virus or stomach bug when her resistance was down due to the miscarriage.  But she should have a scan (an ultrasound) to see if any tissue remains in the uterus.  And a blood test to see if her hCG levels are down to 0, and maybe also a blood test to see if her white-blood count is up.   Time to go see her regular doctor at the very least, or the emergency room.
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