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When will I ovulate?

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Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:36:52

Hi everyone, I had a missed miscarriage 8 weeks ago now, I'm still bleeding due to a tiny piece of placenta still remaining (too small for surgery so hospital aren't concerned). Any advice on when I might ovulate (if this will even happen whilst still bleeding) or when my period will be?. (Hospital have said remaining placenta should come away during my next period).
Sorry for the confusing post.

FuzzyOwl Sat 19-Mar-16 22:39:53

Sorry for your loss flowers When I had my mmc I tested every day until I got a negative pregnancy test, which was about 5.5 weeks later and then it took me another 10 days to get a positive opk. However, I don't think I did ovulate at all that cycle and apparently it is not uncommon for that to happen.

As it sounds like you want to try again immediately, I would suggest you also test just so that you know the rough age of a baby if you do conceive in this cycle - that way if you have another scan and are told the baby is a certain number of weeks, it will give you immediate reassurance that it is measuring correctly for your ovulation.

Good luck and I hope it goes well for you.

itsmeagain1 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:41:59

That's kind of a how long is a piece of string question really.
Sorry to hear about your MMC.
Have you taken any pregnancy tests? That would help to establish if your HCG levels have dropped sufficiently for your body to kick into normal mode, and ovulate.

For reference, I had an MMC at 10 weeks, it took about 2.5 months after a D&C to go back to negative pregnancy tests and then literally 2 weeks later I ovulated.
Different experience with a "normal" miscarriage, I m/c'd at 7 weeks and ovulated 2 weeks later.
The placenta still remaining could cause issues though, not knowledgable about this personally..

FuzzyOwl Sat 19-Mar-16 22:45:42

I should add that I had an erpc which might make a difference and all of the placenta was removed at the time.

Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:52:23

Thank you both for the replies, I realise it's a bit of a tricky question to ask but I've never experienced anything like this before and feel a bit in the dark about things. I'm not currently trying to conceive again yet as I think my body needs a break and I like to be on track with my cycles. I think I just need peace of mind that everything is getting back to 'normal'. I've been doing pregnancy tests since two weeks after the miscarriage as advised by the hospital but have been getting negative results, this is how the remaining placenta was missed for so long. It's only when I started passing large clots and a lot of blood that the hospital investigated. At the hospital a blood test confirmed by hcg levels were still up at 89 if iirc. A level this high should apparently show on a pregnancy test so have been baffled by that one!. I suppose it's just a waiting game now really.

Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:55:00

I was just over 12 weeks when I miscarried I should add. Not sure if this affects the process more the further along you are.

Loki17 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:57:22

Mine was very similar except I was 13 weeks. I didn't ovulate between mc and my next af. It was very heavy. I ovulated on CD 16 after the first af. Id recommend waiting for your period. Eat well, keep up your vitamins and let your body recover. I'm sorry to say, if you've got retained products it still isn't over yet. I got a negative hpt even with retained products so, once I had the first af things have started to normalise. Good luck flowers

Loki17 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:58:34

If your mc was 8 weeks ago and your hpts are still positive you should go back to the doctor.

Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:05:23

That's my main aim Loki17 to get myself back to full health, I was very ill during the actual pregnancy so had a rough few months. I am still currently getting negative gone tests it's only hospital blood tests that are showing positive, HCG levels are dropping tho according to them. I was seen Friday by a consultant at the hospital after an internal scan who didn't seem concerned. This whole experience has been one big guessing game.

Loki17 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:09:19

Mine too. It's cruel enough to lose a baby but my mc has left me feeling trapped by my stupid body. My cycle was 31 days last month after being a solid 28 day person for the last 17 years. I ovd on CD 16 for the first time ever. This month, I ovd straight after my period. Everything is out of whack. I'm sorry, probably not helpful but I always feel like I'd feel so much better if I knew I wasn't alone so want to be honest.

Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:15:37

It is extremely cruel and I feel your pain, I hope your cycles sort themselves out soon, I'm actually dreading what state mine will be in. I actually don't even know if I'll be able to tell if I've started my period or not as in still bleeding anyway confused. I appreciate your honesty it's nice to know the truth instead of having people brush things under the carpet. I can't help but think I'm obsessing over it all tho but I think I'm suffering from a slight stage of depression at the min.

Loki17 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:23:16

I'm struggling too. I have times where I'm OK and times where I just fall apart and sob. I go from desperation to be pregnant again, to unbelievably angry because I was pregnant and I lost my baby, to feeling that I'll be okay and trying to be positive. This cycle repeats itself about 30 times a day. It is only broken by the occasional day of complete sobbing and dark moods. I really hope you get your af soon. I felt better after but it was traumatic because it was heavy. X

Sallycinnamon17 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:33:08

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling too, I wouldn't wish these feelings on anyone. What you've described is just my day to day life too these days. Constantly up and down, nothing seems to cheer me up for long now and I'm constantly looking for a distraction. It's got to a point where I dred the weekend as work keeps me sane! (And busy). I've even started to try and convince myself that I would have been a rubbish mother and silly things like that. It feels good to actually write these things down as I've been pretending to everyone in RL that in fine. flowers I hope you start to find your happy place soon.

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