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Six weeks on - what's happening?

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LaylaPink Sun 01-Aug-10 09:23:42

Hi all, I had a natural miscarriage at 12 weeks (it just happened one evening) six weeks ago. After initial very heavy bleeding and clots, it subsided over the next couple of weeks and hormone tests at the EPU as well as a scan showed I was no longer pregnant. A couple of weeks ago, at what would have been day 26 after the day the MC started, I suddenly had a fair amount of blood and one or two small clots (sorry if tmi!) and this has happened every three days or so ever since - really stressful for me and dh. In the last few days though, it's been every day, including some bigger clots, and last night there was as much as when the MC actually happened.

Is this just a really heavy (and long-lasting) first period? Also, the EPU found a possible fibroid during their original scan and told me to go back to get it checked out during my first period - is this it, or should I wait to see it if goes away and see if my cycle gets back to normal next month?

knackered76 Sun 01-Aug-10 15:02:06

Don't have any experience of a natural miscarriage but I would go and see the gp about it. I have heard that the first period after can be a bit rough (still waiting for mine with fingers crossed it's not too bad!). It's so hard to know what's going on with our bodies at this time, I would get it checked out for peace of mind. Fingers crossed for everything settling down soon.

Habbibu Sun 01-Aug-10 20:03:36

I'd phone EPU - get it checked out, just to be on the safe side. I'm sorry for your loss, and that you're having to deal with this as well.

Poohbearsmom Mon 02-Aug-10 12:31:20

Hi Layla so sorry you lost your lo
i too would give your maternity hosp a ring either the EPU or the outpatients and talk with a midwive its better to be safe then sorry. I was told iv still a little bit left over and that i could do the tablets again which i do not want or wait for my 1st period and that it could be rough... They also said to me to do a pg test about 4wks post mc (mine was natural at 10wks) and if it came positive to come straight back to them. Have you done any pg tests just to make sure its not left over tissue? Take care and hope your ok xxx

Franimal Mon 02-Aug-10 16:26:16

Hi Layla
I'm going through a similar thing right now, and I know how unsettling it is. I actually suffered a missed miscarriage, didn't know until 11 weeks when I started to bleed and on having a scan found out that our baby had died at 6 weeks. I was advised to try to miscarry natually because I had already started to bleed. But that didn't work after 2wks of bleeding, so had to take the tablets. To keep it brief, I've had very fluctuating amounts of bleeding with clots over 6 weeks, the nurse suggested I went straight into having a period from the miscarriage. Then 10 days after this "period" I started bleeding again like a normal period but heavier for me than normal. 12 days after this, I've started again with daily spotting of a dark red/brown nature. It's really frustrating not knowing what's happening... I did go back to my doctor 2 weeks ago, and they said that it's "normal" to have irregular bleeding becuase the hormones level were so high, then low and may take a few months to settle... and yet other people say you can get pregnant straight after a miscarriage... it seems no-one really knows and everyone's body is different. I'm hoping the bleeding will settle, if not, I'm going back to the doc for more advise.

LaylaPink Mon 02-Aug-10 17:07:38

Thank you so much to everyone who's replied, it means a lot to hear other people's experiences and to know that I'm not alone!

I went to my GP this morning who referred me straight to the EPU - luckily (and unusually) they could see me almost straight away and the scan showed some retained tissue which must have been missed in the earlier scan. They also did a pg test and it was definitely negative. They've put me on antibiotics for a week and I have to go back next week to see if anything's changed, otherwise it'll be an ERPC - bit scared. They also mentioned something about my ovaries looking polycystic, but that they couldn't tell for definite at the moment - but on the bright side they couldn't see any trace of a fibroid.

Thanks so much for all the support

LP xxx

banana87 Mon 02-Aug-10 17:56:19

I know I'm late to this but I've just read your update. This also happened to me, only it was retained tissue from the ERPC, and I had to have IV antibiotics, admitted overnight, and another ERPC, though I was bleeding very heavily and they were worried. Please get them to keep an eye on you, one of the consultants told me its very easy to get an infection with retained tissue.

Habbibu Mon 02-Aug-10 19:41:28

Good - I'm glad they're taking this seriously. I had quite mad bleeds after my first ERPC, and it turned out to be a molar pregnancy, so it was as well they had taken some tissue to test. I had to have a second ERPC - both times under GA, abssolutely fine. Quick and painless, I was well looked after, and recovery was quick too. Went on to have DS the following year.

LaylaPink Fri 07-Jan-11 19:48:10

A happy ending six months on - I had the ERPC, it went totally fine with no complications and I was back at work the Monday after. The emotional side of things took us a lot longer to get over but we started trying again fairly soon and I got pregnant in October! I'm now 14 weeks with no 2 - I touch wood every time I talk about it but everything seems to be going OK this time.

cep Fri 07-Jan-11 20:26:51


scotlass Fri 07-Jan-11 20:32:26

That's lovely news


It's a long old road pg after mc but I'm sure you'll have a beautiful baby in the summer.

Collie2 Wed 12-Jan-11 12:35:57

Hi, I just wanted to say congratulations! Having recently mc a lovely good news story like this is heart lifting and reassuring! I wish you the best of luck x

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