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still bleeding 7 weeks after miscarriage... help!!

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shellbean Wed 06-Feb-13 13:23:04

Hi im 21 and started having my miscarriage on new years day. I didnt realise I was pregnant at the time so left it quite a while before goin doctors. Since then I have been given antibiotics for infection and tranexamic acid to help stop the bleeding but it just isn't working. I havent been offered a scan and I feel like my doctor doesn't care! Is it natural to bleed this long? I feel very confused in my mind tryin to deal with all this and the constant bleed is not helping.... Can anyone please help me!!???

Bakingtins Wed 06-Feb-13 14:37:27

Hi Shell - I'm so sorry you lost your baby. It doesn't sound normal to me to bleed for that long. I bled for about 2 weeks after medical MC, but it was only heavy for the first few days. You should have been offered a scan to ensure that your womb is empty, if there is any retained placenta etc that could cause continued bleeding. Go back to the GP and ask for an appointment at the local EPU - they will arrange a scan and any necessary tests.
Hope you get it sorted soon, it's adding insult to injury to have it drag on for so long.

twentythirteen Wed 06-Feb-13 14:50:09

Hi Shellbean, how awful, I'm sorry about your mc. I just wanted to say I had a mc at 11 weeks and bled for ages, can't remember how long but it was over two months. The docs weren't interested. It wasn't heavy bleeding, mostly spotting with periodlike heavier bouts now and then. I got so fed up I googled about vitamins for wemons reproductive health, after a couple of weeks all was back to normal, a healthy period and I got pg that cycle. Could be coincidence but I think it was the b vit! Good luck.

shellbean Wed 06-Feb-13 15:11:04

Thank you for your kind words and help. I've booked myself back into the doctors but cant be seen til next Monday so I'll give myself that time to get better, if not I'll demand a scan because this is physically and mentally draining me! Thank you both!

shellbean Thu 07-Feb-13 02:02:35

Can I please ask what we're these vitamins called???

grotbagz Thu 07-Feb-13 02:23:25

i hope this reassures you a bit - I had this and all was fine - but you should contact your local hospital's early pregnancy assessment clinic as it is unusual, hope you're better soon!

grotbagz Thu 07-Feb-13 02:24:47

Oh the epac might hold a sort of walk in - mine did and was much more straightforward than gp, just give them a call as they're everyday at the one by me so may be able to be seen quicker!

shellbean Thu 07-Feb-13 02:34:06

Thank you! So I don't need to be referred by a doctor I can just go on my own?

grotbagz Thu 07-Feb-13 10:49:52

I'm not sure what the protocol is if you haven't been there before, maybe try call them - mine was in gynaecology ward, i just called them - hope this helps!

shellbean Thu 07-Feb-13 12:09:41

Am seeing my doctor early Monday so I'll give it til then, if she doesn't help Me I'll call and make appointment. Thank you for your help... It's so reassuring to know people actually care and know what they're talking about :-)

grotbagz Thu 07-Feb-13 17:32:07

No worries! Update us when you know!

twentythirteen Thu 07-Feb-13 17:55:36

Sorry didn't get back on line. The vitamins were a multi B vit, e, c, d, omega 3 and evening primrose. I also took a spirulina and an antioxidant. OH teased me, and I'm not normally a vitamin taker, but I think they helped. Hope Monday rolls around quickly enough for you.

shellbean Fri 08-Feb-13 01:59:36

Thanks for all your help guys! Im goin to try get into surgery tomorrow... Am bleeding so heavy at the moment and im in agony again :-/ it's a long weekend otherwise! Will order them vitamins tomorrow... Thank you!

twentythirteen Fri 08-Feb-13 23:05:23

Shellbean, I hope this evening passes quickly for you. Big hugs.

shellbean Sat 09-Feb-13 00:21:34

Have finally been booked in for emergency scan... Will hopefully get the date on Monday! In the meantime it's more tranexamic acid and norethisterone for me! :-/ it's one step closer to getting better so I can't complain :-)

WarpKitten Sat 09-Feb-13 01:37:16

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm on my 3rd week of bleeding and it's horrid, but 7 sounds like hell. If it's any reassurance I've heard some women go through it for just a few days and others up to 2 months.

If you experience unbearable pain I would get yourself down to A&E. If you're having contraction-like pains at the same time as heavy bleeding your cervix might be trying to expel something and it might need help so don't hesitate. Some A&E's should be able to do early pregnancy scanning to see what's left in there.

Sorry you're going through this and I you get better soon.

css1982kss Sat 09-Feb-13 20:11:20

I am still bleeding today only mildly and started my mc on 9th Nov 2012 at 12 weeks. It has been exausting. My adice is to get the help u need. I was advised to have a natural miscarriage as it was so small. Got sent home with retained products in Nov and these only came out Wed 6th Feb 2013. I just want to get back to normal. I want to have no bleeding. I have had enough. I have been to the Docs and to a&e and to the gynae and epu ward too many times to count. I have complained to Pals. I will now be having blood test on monday to check my hgc preg hormone as I could have been having neg urine samples.

css1982kss Sat 09-Feb-13 20:14:45

What I meant was that I could have been having false negative urine samples if that makes sense.

css1982kss Sat 09-Feb-13 20:19:17

I have bleed for over 3 months...

I am sorry for anyone going through prolonged bleeding.

Once I get my blood test results and my histology results I am going to get medical insurance. The NHS is not good anymore. Its like a postcode lottery.

shellbean Sun 10-Feb-13 19:21:40

Thank you warpkitten I hope you also recover soon... I wouldn't wish this upon anyone... Am hoping to have a phone call giving me an appointment date tomorrow.

css1982kss I am so sorry to hear you have also been/going through prolonged bleeding and I completely agree! The NHS are not supportive or helpful at all!

I find it really assuring that I have people on here to talk to and know that I am not the only one... Thank you all so much! :-)

shellbean Tue 26-Feb-13 16:26:39

Finally getting a scan done on Monday. Only waited a month for this appointment and im still in the same condition!! :-(

desrosebud Tue 16-May-17 13:30:47

@shellbean I know this is a very old post but I was wanting to know the outcome? I am currently going through a similar situation. It's been 6 weeks since I miscarried (the gestational sac came out with a round of cytotec) and I am still bleeding. My Dr doesn't seem concerned and my HCG is finally down to zero. I don't know what to do now!

18mnthsandcounting Fri 11-Aug-17 20:58:15

@desrosebud hi I am currently in a similar situation to yourself, I had medical management of miscarriage on the 26th June and have not stopped bleeding since. Starting to get concerned so am going to call doctors Monday and hopefully get some answers. When did you stop bleeding?

PanannyPanoo Fri 11-Aug-17 21:15:08

Hi I bled for 3 months after one of my miscarriages. Then had healthy baby the next pregnancy. There was no retained products or anything unusual. just took a long time to heal.

18mnthsandcounting Fri 11-Aug-17 21:32:31

Hi panannypanoo thank you for replying, did you have a natural miscarriage? I am so desperate to start trying again feel like my body is letting me down.

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