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Failed medical management - how long did your miscarriage take?

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ababsurdum Thu 22-Oct-15 21:34:47

I found out last Tuesday (13th) that I had suffered a missed miscarriage. I should have been 10 weeks pregnant but it looked like the baby had stopped growing at around 8 weeks, we had a successful scan at 7 weeks. I was advised by the doctor who scanned me that it would be better for my future fertility to avoid a surgical procedure.

We visited the EPU the following day and opted for medical management as I just wanted it to be over quickly so we could grieve and move on.

Thursday evening (15th) I began to bleed lightly and on Sunday (18th) I went in for the first set of tablets. These caused me to have severe pain for 8 hours but the bleeding did not increase. On Tuesday (20th) I was admitted for the day and received the second part of the treatment. This caused some pain, though nowhere near as severe as before, however I passed nothing despite a further oral dose of drugs later in the day. I was examined twice by a doctor who could see the sac and was able to remove some of the placenta but that was all. Following this I was told I would likely complete the miscarriage at home.

The following morning (yesterday) I phoned the EPU to inquire about surgical management but was told that they would not offer me this as it sounded like the miscarriage was 'progressing'. At the moment I am not bleeding much and although I've been getting period type pain in the mornings it eases off in the afternoon. So far I've passed nothing, despite bleeding for a week) and am very concerned about how long this might take. I so wish that I had gone straight for the surgical management option.

I'm so sorry if you've had a similar experience, it's such an awful thing to go through. I'd be grateful if you could let me know how long it was before your miscarriage finally happened, at the moment I don't know what to expect.

TIA flowers

ranchgirl Fri 23-Oct-15 06:41:22

Sorry you're having such a terrible procedure. I took my medication at 12:30 Friday & after hours of cramps, vomitting and diarrhoea passed the sacs at about 8pm.

It certainly doesn't sound right to me and I think you're right to press further. Would your GP be any help?

Good luck, it's awful enough without having to go through this flowers

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