1st period following D&C

(6 Posts)
Namechangingnorma Thu 01-Aug-13 13:37:17

I had a miscarriage 4 weeks and 2 days ago and have had light bleeding ever since. However, last night my period started and has been absolutely horrendous, I was screaming in agony, have very heavy bleeding (1 super plus tampon and pad per 2 hours) and didn't sleep until 6am. i was also vomitting from the pain, has this happened to anyone else?

pizzaqueen Thu 01-Aug-13 20:12:36

my first period after mc was bad and very heavy but yours sounds extreme, please see a doctor you shouldn't be so unwell with it. are you sure it is your period? it could be an infection?

escorpion Sat 03-Aug-13 14:34:26

I agree, your bleeding does sound very heavy. I would advise against using tampons as it could encourage infection. How are you getting on now? My first period was heavy after the D&C but luckily I was at home, it tapered off to a maneagable period during the day and the next following days were like my heaviest flow day, which is never all that heavy. Hope you are ok x

Shellywelly1973 Sat 03-Aug-13 14:39:01

My first period was 10 weeks after ERPC. Was heavier & more painful then normal but not like you've described. I would get yourself checked out by a Dr.

Take care.

Optimism Mon 05-Aug-13 14:03:59

I think it would be worth you going to see your GP to get checked out. I had an ERPC after my first miscarriage and bled for about two weeks after it. After the bleeding tailed off (can't remember if it ever completely stopped or just reduced to spotting) I then started bleeding heavily again and assumed it was my period. However, it was much much heavier than usual and showed no sign of stopping after five days, it just got heavier (had to change pads every 30 mins/1 hour.

I went to see my GP who sent me for a scan which showed that they had missed a bit when doing the ERPC and this is what was causing the bleeding. I was prescribed antibiotics which sorted it out and finally everything settled down again.

Lancashire21 Mon 05-Aug-13 16:26:15

Hi - have had a number of miscarriages & the first period is often a bad one. But that sounds horrendous. Do go to the doc. And take lots and lots of care

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