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Is this normal after ERPC?

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hypnotisingchickens Tue 13-Nov-12 08:42:57

I had a mmc 12 days ago and an erpc on the same day. My baby had died at 9 weeks. I was bleeding quite lightly for a few days, but it really increased on days 4 and 5, with lots of clots passed on day 5 (sorry if TMI!). It then slowed right down again, and I am in no pain, but I am stil bleeding now, 12 days later, although not very much. I did a pregnancy test last night which came up as negative, so that suggests that my levels are back down to normal, but should I still be bleeding or do I need to go to the GP?
Thanks for your advice.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 13-Nov-12 08:48:16

It wouldnt harm to check with the GP, just to be sure. With mine, I had little or no bleeding after 2 days, then had a couple of clots a few days ago (3 weeks after the ERPC).

Sorry that you are going through this. sad

CheckItOutFartShoes Thu 15-Nov-12 09:34:08

Hi Hypnotisingchickens, sorry to hear your news. I had a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks back in September and opted for an ERPC. I was quite similar to you - very light bleeding for 2 days directly after the op, then it got heavier for a few days. About 6 or 7 days after the op I passed a sizeable clot and then the bleeding tailed off and stopped within a day or so. I spoke to my Consultant who said this is totally normal and they would only be concerned if I was in pain or had a fever or aches (i.e. signs of an infection). Hope everything returns back to normal for you soon, its such a horrible thing to go through xx

EdwardtheEagle Mon 19-Nov-12 07:32:27

This happened after my mmc/erpc combo - it was after I'd done too much physically. I thought I was all better so did loads of cleaning and it made the bleeding loads worse. Just take it easy for a few more days.

EdwardtheEagle Mon 19-Nov-12 17:11:35

Chickens, how are you feeling today?

hypnotisingchickens Mon 19-Nov-12 17:16:36

Thanks all for your posts. 17 days down the line I'm still bleeding, albeit not very much, so I've got an appointment back at the hospital tomorrow. I think there might be something in the 'doing too much' thing- it certainly gets heavier when I've run around all day. Fingers crossed all will be well. smile

hypnotisingchickens Fri 23-Nov-12 11:11:28

Just to update - I went back to hospital and it turned out they'd left a bit behind. Had a repeat erpc under local anaesthetic and the offending bit was removed. I bled very lightly on that day and nothing since (2 days later) so hopefully that's now the end of it....

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