I have a question... I had a miscarriage about six weeks ago. I opted out of having a D&C as I was not comfortable with the procedure. The doctor assured me that I would pass out the remains of the pregnancy but i AM Still bleeding over a month after. Is this normal?
Please give me your comments. Cheers
Sorry to hear that you had a miscarriage. Doctors recommend a d&c because there is a risk of infection if things are left to nature. Either way is not easy but a d&c does allow you a little relief that at least the physical pain is gone.
It may be a good idea to visit your doctors just to make sure everything is passed. They would probably do a scan to check that your uterus is clear. It is normal for a miscarriage to carry on for quite sometime. Hope that this helps you a bit.sx
I had a miscarriage of twins at about 17wks. I had to deliver them after my water broke, and it was difficult for my doctor to remove the placenta. He said that I could have died there was so much hemoragging. There was no talk of a D&C my doctor did not even ask if I wanted one or say whether I needed one or not. It has been 11mths now and my husband and I still have not gotten pregnant again, I also have a lot of brownish almost black foul smelling sticky discharge through out the mth and heavily during my periods. My question is, it is possible that there is still unremoved tissue that should have been removed with a D&C, should I speak with my doctor about having one done even though it has been so long??? Could that be the reason we can't get pregnant again??
Ald & ME
Sorry for both your losses.
I do suggest both of you to go to your doctor's to get checked out. Ald you should go and find out if everything has been cleared and why your periods are so dark and foul smelling..something just GOOD to know. This is our body and it goes through so much with carrying and miscarrying a baby! It takes time to heal but you need to be fully aware of what it's going through especially if you want to pro-create!
I had 4 mc's in 2008, all before 8 weeks, or 'spotaneous abortions' as the medical profession so cruelly call it. I hate seeing that on my medical notes.
I was lucky(?) in that my body dealt with it all naturally, the scans only showed signs of conception (thickened endometrium etc) but there was no need for d&c's (only a head dr by the end of the horrible journey....)
I had bleeding for about 3 weeks afterwards, twice my symptoms carried on for a few months after and my hcg levels were still raised, the other two times I was earlier on and my body seemed to recover quicker.
I would really recomend that you go to see your dr if you're worried about your levels, although if you have negative tests then it may be that your levels have already returned to normal and your body is just playing cruel tricks on you. Or the flip side is that maybe you are pregnant, and you're getting false negatives? I'm (almost miraculously) pregnant - 13 weeks, i have 25 day cycles but I didn't get a positive until cd31! So it can happen.
I really do suggest you visit your dr though, they can run blood tests that'll prove what your levels truly are.
Of course the real awful thing with ttc is that pregnancy symtoms are so similar to af symptoms too.
Thinking of you, hope you all get your sticky beans soon
sounds like a complete miscarriage to me but i would def see your midwife as you will still be under her care until the doc discharges you, i would get checked out as you dont want any retained placenta that might get infected etc.
he will be able to offer some bereavment councelling if you think it might help. it helped me xxxx
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