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I'm having a mc. Hospital or stay home?

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Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 17:51:42

I was 11 weeks and the mc started weds night. Bleeding got heavier, cramps etc. a&he on weds night. Scan thurs.

Bleeding now really heavy and painful. Passing large clots which I'm finding really distressing.

I couldn't physically manage a journey to hospital.

What are the options/risks here? I'm worried if I call 111 they'll want me to go in. Do GPs even do house calls now? Would I get antibiotics for an infection or does this need surgical intervention to remove products?

I'm not expecting a diagnosis, but just trying to gather my thoughts here whilst dh is getting the children off to their grandparents for the night. Thanks.

stoopstofolly Sat 15-Nov-14 18:01:33

So sorry for you. I had 3 all at 10-13 weeks, so I know what you're going through. Went to hospital for first and it was a waste of time- you feel awful, but there's nothing they can do to speed it up or make you feel better. Plus there's a lot of waiting around to be seen. Based in my experiences at 11 weeks it's unpleasant but manageable with lots of extra thick sanitary towels and ibuprofen. Perhaps wait and see how it goes and head to hospital if you start feeling awful (although A&E on a Sat will be grim).

Hope you feel better soonbrew

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:02:24

Thanks. That sounds like what I was thinking. Lots of waiting around but no differing outcome.

stoopstofolly Sat 15-Nov-14 18:04:39

Also, they won't do anything re. removing retained product until much later after the mc if you haven't stopped bleeding. You'll get antibiotics if you get an infection, but again that is something then diagnose later.

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:06:11

Ok. Thankyou

The clots are really bothering me. To be able to feel them is horrible.

I had c sections so I've never even given birth.

The bleeding after c sections are like heavy periods. This is some other hell.

gaggiagirl Sat 15-Nov-14 18:09:08

I think the advice is to go in to hospital if you develop a temperature or soak through 3 pads an hour. It happened to me very recently and the clots are very distressing I couldn't agree more. I found being in hospital a bit pointless really. Unfortunately there is nothing anyone can do.
I'm so sorry your going through this. We will all be here for any advice or just to talk you through it.
Mumsnet was so valuable to me before, during and after mine.

Erica21 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:09:10

Dye, I had a mmc at 12 weeks found on my dating scan on the thurs. I booked an ERPC but ended up losing everything at home on the sat (sadly I saw everything during the MC at home.) They did an internal scan on the Monday and found I still needed the ERPC because of retained material. The general rule is if you are soaking a pad every hour then you should present to A&E to make sure you're ok. I hope that helps? It's awful when you have other DC to consider. I was told if I had ANY worries to call the EPU or Emergency Gynae unit (gynae ward at the weekend) if I needed to, this might give you more direction rather than just turning up at A&E. If you do go to A&E then make a fuss and ask for a separate room to wait and make sure the receptionist knows you are in agony/bleeding heavily, they don't always realise... PM me if you need to xx

Erica21 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:11:02

The bleeding/clots are horrendous to feel, even after giving birth naturally it's awful to go through. C

Erica21 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:11:12


gaggiagirl Sat 15-Nov-14 18:12:16

Can I also suggest that you try to eat iron rich foods in the coming weeks. You will be lacking quite a bit at the moment and for me it made me feel pretty ill. I couldn't afford to be weak and ill with a toddler and it was a struggle.

LittleBairn Sat 15-Nov-14 18:15:23

Dye I'm so sorry this is happening to you and I totally understand about the clots when I had a late term MC there was one clot that terrified me more so than DC body and the placenta.
I would call the hospital. Do you have a midwifery triage?
If you are loosing a lot of blood and passing clots they may want to know.
At the very least someone will be able to sort your out a prescription for some proper pain relief.

For infection (not always the same) keep an eye on your body temperature, feeling disoriented and abdominal pain. I know you already have abdominal pain but when I got infected it was a different sort of pain in a particular spot and very tender.

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 18:21:46

Thank you. I've got some spatone for iron; haven't taken it yet though.

I have some strong stuff in the meds cabinet (in date). So I've taken a naproxen. Dh is a pharmacist so feel confident that side of things is going to be ok.

The pad soaking and clots are biggest concern.

This thread is so helpful. Thanks all x

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 20:30:39

Seems to be improving here. Blood loss slowing down? I've eaten tea, had some spatone with juice, had a shower and taken a diazepam. Hot water bottle is helping.

So is mumsnet and shit TV. (And DH - he's been marvellous).

Erica21 Sat 15-Nov-14 21:22:32

Dye glad you're feeling ok smile maybe call the epu on Monday still and get a scan to see how things are progressing? I don't know about you but I felt better knowing if it was all over or not. Hope you have a reasonable night, hot water bottle def helped me! X

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 21:27:30

A repeat scan is booked for Thursday, so unless there are more dramatic changes I'll just wait until then.

It's an internal scan, and frankly my vagina would like to be left well alone at the moment! [Grin]

didireallysaythat Sat 15-Nov-14 21:33:09

I'd stay at home. I spoke to my GP on the phone when I had my second mc. I hadn't bothered to tell them I was pregnant as it was less than 11 weeks. She told me to go home and take it easy (I was at work but I'd started to mc during the weekend). I bought chocolates, bubble bath and a dressing gown on the way home. I'm quite relaxed about these things (it was my second mc) but I think going to the hospital would have been stressful (as you inevitably will be surrounded by pregnany women). It is an awful thing and I wish you a swift recovery. I remember someone telling me that having a mc didn't effect your ability to conceive again and I think that's a great thought to hang onto.

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 21:37:21

Thank you. I'm feeling the worst should be over now. Im trying not to spend too much time on the loo, but let the pad do the work. That's less distressing. Glad I'm at home though.

I'm not overly worried about ttc again, this one was unplanned so I'm not stressing about that.

My poor 7yo dd was really upset at seeing me in pain which was hard. I tried to hide them from it, but she's not daft.

CurlyWurlyCake Sat 15-Nov-14 21:54:09

I'm glad to read you feel the worst has passed and you have managed to stay at home.

I wish I'd had MN and a decent husband all those years ago with mine.

Take care of yourself over the next few weeks.

Blanketontheground Sat 15-Nov-14 21:57:25

My heart goes out to you x

gaggiagirl Sat 15-Nov-14 22:11:47

I'm pleased the worst is over for you. Its very traumatic. I hope you are feeling better soon.
I felt no physical pain during my mc which made it harder to accept. It won't feel real for a while. Just prepare yourself as best you can.

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 22:14:45

Thank you all. Mn at its best.

Physically I've never had pain like it (never been in labour - 2 c sections). I'm still 'traumatised' by the products dropping into the toilet bowl. I wasn't ready for that.

gaggiagirl Sat 15-Nov-14 22:26:44

Me too! Mine was 4 weeks ago and I don't think ill ever forget feeling contractions then stuff falling out.
Have you been advised to keep anything that looks like tissue and not clots? I was and although it was horrendous to collect and keep (in the fridge) it helped the epu to see that my mc was complete. Don't do it if thought of it worries you though.
Also take care of yourself this next week you will be feeling rough and fragile weak and weepy!.

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 22:51:11

Thank you. I wasn't advised to keep anything, although I had read about it on here. Maybe they know I'm going back anyway so it'll be clear then?

Dye2014 Sat 15-Nov-14 22:52:02

Clear as in known either way...

CurlyWurlyCake Sat 15-Nov-14 23:21:00

Me again smile

You don't need to keep anything, that will show on your scan.

Again, take care x

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