Can Douching Cause Miscarriage

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Asked by kell1986

Can Douching Cause Miscarriage

I found out I am pregnant and douche without thinking, just wondering if and how dangerous that might be?

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I haven't found anything indicating that douching can cause a miscarriage, however, some studies have found that douching can increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy (when the fertilized egg attaches to the fallopian tube instead of the uterus).

Most doctors do not recommend douching when pregnant. Actually, douching in general is not recommended. It can upset the delicate acid/alkaline balance in the vagina and make you more susceptible to infection. And if there is any infection, it can push it up into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Here is an article with more information about douching, including douching while pregnant: Douching

Answered by Karen Lee Richards