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Cycles After ERPC

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CheckItOutFartShoes Thu 15-Nov-12 09:08:57

Hi, I had an ERPC on 21 September after a MMC at 8 weeks. I expected my cycles to be all over the place post-op but my AF arrived exactly 26 days after the op (my cycles were always 26 days previously). It was totally normal and I thought everything had sorted itself out.

2nd AF was due on Sunday. I've had 3 days of extremely light brown spotting (sorry, TMI!) and it now appears to have stopped. Something I have never had before.

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar problem? I just assumed that with my first AF being normal, this one would be too. Its so frustrating as we are back TTC but I have no idea if this is a proper AF and when to count from. [sigh]

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 11:39:15

I'm sorry about loosing baby, very sad.

they told me it can take 6 months to get AF to return to normal, but the bleeding, cramps and pain were worse than what I normally have for about 7-8 months. I actually had a sort of permanent discomfort/pain in between AFs

I you think you are pregnant you can have an early scan - vaginal, not tummy thing) talk to gp

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 11:39:43

I meant if you think, not I think! smile

CheckItOutFartShoes Thu 15-Nov-12 11:48:58

Thanks amazingmum, I guess I am just a bit disappointed that it looked like everything had returned to normal and I could move on but this month its all over the place.

The idea of being pregnant did cross my mind. I did a test earlier today, even though I know deep down I'm not, and it was negative. No surprises there, I am used to getting big fat negatives!

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 13:14:52

I'm surprised they didn't explain that it can go up and down for the first 6 months!

even if first AF was normal, there are just so many factors influencing it, and it is so different for the individual!
for example I was further ahead (12 weeks) and it was my 5th pregnancy.

the light brown spotting could just be old blood and it wasn't a period.

I know you are probably desperate to get pregnant, but please don't see it as "big fat negatives", but a bit more time for your body to repair itself!

CheckItOutFartShoes Thu 15-Nov-12 13:51:22

Thanks. Totally understand what you are saying but its difficult not to think that way. My positive test back in August came after 4 years of TTC and unfortunately it ended with a MC, so to go back to getting negatives each month again is a bitter pill to swallow but you are right - I have to give myself some time to repair.

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 14:07:18

I'm sorry, of course it's difficult., but you did get pregnant, so there's a big chance it will happen again.

I won't tell you to stop thinking/worrying about it (useless advice!) but a bit of distraction might be helpful - perhaps a new hobby or a dance/excercise class where you have to concentrate on what you are doing so your mind gets a little breather!
I recommend crocheting or knitting, I literally can't think of anything else but counting the stitches, very absorbing.

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