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After ERPC, could this be my period?

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Sollers Tue 20-May-14 09:07:07

I had an ERPC last wednesday when I should have been 9 weeks, after being told the baby was measuring only 5 - 6 weeks and there was no heartbeat.

ERPC went fine. I bled a little bit on the day itself and then nothing at all afterwards - no pain in the days after either.

However, yesterday I started bleeding and I still am today. Could this be my period returning or is it still far too soon?


bakingtins Tue 20-May-14 11:32:09

Far too soon. Not unusual for bleeding post MC to be stop-start though so I would assume it's a small amount of material left behind. Your period is likely to take 4-6 weeks after a natural MC but can be longer after an ERPC.

Metalhead Tue 20-May-14 14:34:20

I agree with baking, it's too soon. I read somewhere you have to have at least 21 days between when the bleeding after the procedure stops and any new bleed for it to count as a period.

I bled lightly for around a week after my erpc, then three weeks later got my first period.

Sollers Tue 20-May-14 17:47:42

Well, it's stopped again now anyway, so obviously not. Thanks both.

PurplePoppySeed Fri 23-May-14 21:43:26

My period was 30 days after my ERPC, it was really really heavy bleeding (as heavy as the MC) and over within 48hrs, very unlike a normal period. As I was then pregnant again before another one I had to assume it was AF. I've seen a few sauces suggesting first AF after MC or birth is a 'clear out' and one of the reasons not to try again straight away, so perhaps this was your 'clear out'?

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