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Pain after mc.....advice needed please

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whiterose2011 Fri 05-Oct-12 08:01:31

I had a mc 2 weeks ago and over the last few days have had some abdominal and back pains. I didn't think much of it until this morning when i woke up and my back is pretty sore, right across my lower back. I think I read something that you could experience pain if they haven't got everything out or if you have an infection, but maybe I imagined it. I've also felt a bit sick yesterday and today. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe it's just my body righting itself again but part of me feels like something doesn't feel right. I definitely haven't done anything to hurt my back so it's not pain in that sense.


messtins Fri 05-Oct-12 08:06:39

Sorry you are feeling crap. If you feel something isn't right get back in touch with the EPU or your Gp to get yourself checked out. Did you have a scan to ensure the miscarriage was complete?

whiterose2011 Fri 05-Oct-12 08:23:35

No, they said it isn't standard procedure to re scan. Probably a good idea to give them a call and see what they think. Thanks for your reply. Xx

WhatDreamsMayCome Fri 05-Oct-12 19:21:32

Did the EPU not ask you to come in and give a urine sample to check that your HCG was reducing? They usually keep on asking for this every fortnight until a pregnancy test is negative. I would give them a call.
A month afterwards, I had an odd episode where I felt very unwell, like I was going to faint or throw up and had to lie in bed as it was so bed. I have no idea what it was but I think it coincided with the first ovulation. It could be hormones but speak to someone to check that nothing has been retained. Sorry for your loss.

messtins Fri 05-Oct-12 19:52:43

I'm surprised they are not offering more follow up. Ours booked a rescan and repeat pregnancy tests. When I opted to go to GP for follow up I got letters asking me to confirm I'd got to the point where I had a negative pregnancy test. I'd get back in touch and say you don't feel right.

whiterose2011 Fri 05-Oct-12 20:52:02

It must be different in different areas, which is very frustrating. I've not had any follow up at all.

I called the EPU today and told them how I've been feeling. She said that I didn't have the symptoms of an infection I.e. fever, flu like symptoms, smelly discharge etc but to call back next week if I still feel like this.

It's 2 weeks tomorrow since my mc so I'm going to do a pregnancy test in the morning to see what is says. I did one last weekend and the 2nd line was quite a bit fainter than when I got my bfp. I think I'll also call back next week and mention that others have had HCG tests and see what they say.

As if it isn't enough having to deal with a mc, you get a different service depending on where you live. :-(

Thanks for your comments. I'll keep you posted.

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