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periods returning after erpc

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bumblebeebzz Mon 03-Feb-14 18:27:06

on 21st January (two weeks ago tomorrow) I had an ERPC, pregnancy measured 5 weeks when I should have been around 9 weeks.

I was bleeding for around a week afterwards, no pain or cramping except for the first day. surgeon said I shouldn't bleed too much as they'd got most of it away (nice!)

yesterday I started to bleed again, it feels just like a period, I'm cramping a little bit just like I do normally.
but on Saturday I still had a faint positive pg test.

I was convinced that this is my period, I've been reading around on the internet and most people say they should return around 6-8 weeks so this seems awfully soon.

is it possible? did anyone else's return early?

miserywaterfall Mon 03-Feb-14 18:35:43

Is there anyway you maybe over did things to cause a bit of bleeding?

From everything I've read, I think it just varies from person to person when you get that first period. Maybe do another test once the bleeding stops and see what it says then? Most people I have talked to said they got a period between 3-4 weeks after ERPC.

bumblebeebzz Mon 03-Feb-14 18:47:07

I don't feel like I've been over doing it, I felt completely fine and was back at work 5 days after the surgery. I only work 3 days a week in a not very demanding job.

will do another test at the weekend probably

I just want to try again sad

thank you for your reply flowers

miserywaterfall Mon 03-Feb-14 19:38:12

I have overdone it a few times and had a few little bleeds but nothing I could say was remotely period like. From a quick google search some people have said that it could be the last tissue coming out and it should be 3 weeks before a true period... so who knows!

I think a test at the weekend would be a good idea, hoping for a BFN (hate saying that sad) and you can move on from here.

I feel the same, just want my period to get here so I know things are moving on in there and I can ttc again x

bumblebeebzz Mon 03-Feb-14 20:08:46

thank you misery so sorry that you're in the same position.

best of luck to you, hope you get your period soon and can get back to ttc x

blueblackdye Mon 03-Feb-14 20:17:58

Bumblebee, if discharge does not smell, there is nothing to worry about, I have left aside my first cycle after MC and ERPC (one followed by the other within 8 months) and 3 months later, had a positive test resulting in a gorgeous healthy baby. FX for you and Misery

bumblebeebzz Mon 03-Feb-14 20:30:54

thank you blue

as an aside, were any of you given any advice on aftercare? follow up blood tests or told to take pg tests to check hormone levels? I wasn't told anything wrt hormone levels or trying again so I'm a bit clueless.

blueblackdye Mon 03-Feb-14 22:16:07

No, Bumblebee, no advice. My consultant just said not too worry, not to focus too much on ttc, go back to normal, it is just mother Nature, some eggs are not meant to become foetuses. I think no further exams will occur until you have had 3 consecutive mc ! I know, 1 is hard enough. I don't remember exactly why I started though to take folic acid in Month 3 after 2nd mc. Sorry, memory is a bit distant, DS is now 5 and a bit. And DD is 18mo. With no mc in between. Don't give up hope. Take your time, don't overthink, if I may. Please do come back and let me know the good news in a few months smile

miserywaterfall Mon 03-Feb-14 22:18:36

Bumble I was the same, told very little post op and everything I have found out has been from google or on here!

I wasn't offered any follow up appointment. All I was really told was if I had odd discharge, heavy leeding or extreme pain then I should phone them or go to A&E depending on what was wrong.
Before i booked in for the erpc I was told that if I mc'd naturally that I should do a pregnancy test after two weeks. No mention of when to do this after erpc or how long I should take it easy or how long it would be before my period came back or anything at all.

miserywaterfall Tue 04-Feb-14 16:58:08

I got a negative result today, 12 days after the ERPC.

jnl0612 Wed 05-Feb-14 21:01:35

Mine didn't come back for 9 weeks and have been all over the place since, it's so frustrating !

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