As the title says really. I had a MMC spotted at the 12 week scan last Monday and, after much fighting, am having the ERPC (they were adamant I had to have 'medical managment') on Friday morning. However, while I have been bleeding on and off since last Wednesday, things seem to have speeded up. I also now have nasty cramping. Is this a sign that things are kicking off themselves? I am concerned re getting to the ward on Friday and being told they won't do it as things are happening on their own. (I had re scan yesterday and it was all still there, despite me thinking I had surely already lost the bulk of it due to all the blood.) i would call the ward myself but I can't get through (the nurse did warn this may be the case) Thanks
Firstly, sorry to hear about your MMC, gutting to find out about at your 12 week scan too. Hope you are coping okay
I had a MMC at 10 weeks (baby stopped at 7.5 weeks). I was scanned and booked in for D&C but started bleeding on my own. I started cramping, and then experienced contractions as my body forced out the remains (sorry if this is a bit TMI). It was pretty horrid and painful but cathartic in an odd way. I was rescanned to check before the planned d&c tone told everything had gone on it's own so op not needed. Personally I preferred it happening that way but there is a danger that some matter is left behind and you end up having the op anyway.
It's your choice though, don't let them force you to make a decision you're not happy with.
Good luck, I hope it isn't too traumatic and that you are back on re road to pregnancy again soon.
Sorry to hear you're going through this. It happened to me last week, i knew i'd had a mmc, we decided over the weekend to go for the ERPC but then it started on its own and when i called the EPAU on Monday they said to see how it went at home.
If you are worried or in too much pain, or bleeding too much, go to a&e. Bleeding too much is usually having to change soaked pads more than 4 times an hour. Take some strong painkillers, you can get paracetamol and codeine over the counter i think.
I ended up bleeding a lot and had to go to a&e twice, but it just righted itself and i didn't need intervention, although they kept me in two nights to keep an eye on me.
I hope you are ok. I found it pretty scary at times but, like sleepy, it was quite cathartic in a way. You could also call your out of hours GP, or NHS Direct if you're not sure about a&e, they were able to give me more guidance about what was happening and what was too much blood loss. And you should get scanned even if you feel it's happened to check everything is ok.
Hi all, thanks for the concern. Shortly after the last message I wrote, I started to bleed VERY heavily - scarily so - and we ended up calling 999 as I started to black out. I got wheeled in, started to heammorage (know thats spelt wrong but please let me off!) but it eventually started to slow down. Apparently there were clots in my womb causing this. About 1am got transferred to a gynea ward and they gave me an oxytosin drip to contract my womb. I also had a saline drip in (went through three bags) and had blood tests to see if I needed a transfusion. Came home, well to my mums as our house is currently a building site, about an hour ago and now in bed exhausted. Weirdly though, even though its awful the staff were so fabulous and the fact that the MMC is now over I can look forward rather than back.
I have, and its been helpful-ish. I guess things are now calming down, relatively speaking, and I am just getting used to it. I am also bloody knackered (low hemoglobin) which isn't helping - the smallest thing knackers me out at the moment! Am consuming massive amounts of spinach!