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Lower abdominal pains after ERPC - normal?

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Forester Fri 08-Mar-13 20:15:09

Unfortunately I had to have an ERPC a week ago. I pretty much stopped bleeding after a day and hoped that at least physically I was on the mend. However on Tuesday I started to get pains in my lower stomach (as though I was desperate for a wee) and started bleeding again (lightly). I didn't feel ill. I spoke to my GP over the phone who diagnosed a mild infection and put me on antibiotics - which I'm still on. My slight concern is that I'm due to go on holiday on Tuesday (which given what's happened I feel in desperate need of) and I'm still having occassional mild pains very low down (certainly don't need pain killers) and spotting which is red (not dark brown). I feel physically well in myself. Is this just my body getting back to normal or should I be concerned that the antibiotics aren't working (and therefore that I may have problems on holiday)?

(Sorry for long post - I did try to find the answer in previous posts but couldn't find one with my precise symptons).

Thanks in advance

Brambleberrylove Fri 08-Mar-13 21:24:46

Hiya, i would say it's fair to expect the symptoms you're experiencing after such a traumatic time whilst you heal. It would be wise in my opinion though to visit a gynae/womens health clinic on Monday to get a professional opinion if you are worried or especially if symptoms stay the same or get worse. I would rather speak to a Dr that specialises in this stuff than a gp. Also depends on where your going on holiday...hope you get to take it easy and get a good rest.

Best wishes x

Brambleberrylove Fri 08-Mar-13 21:30:14

I say if symptoms stay the same because by Monday I'd like you to be in less pain with less bleeding than you are today, most likely you will feel better. :-)

Forester Sat 09-Mar-13 16:55:51

Thanks - I seem to be a bit better today so will see how I am doing on Monday.

googietheegg Sun 10-Mar-13 10:30:42

Did you exert yourself a bit more before the bleeding? That happened to me after an erpc and I thought it was all over, but gyne said it was normal if you do a bit too much. Take it easy.

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