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AKP79 Thu 14-Jan-16 15:38:37

Hi ladies

I had a medically managed miscarriage on New Years Eve, it all seemed very manageable (pain and blood loss wise) until the following Monday when the pain ramped up significantly and I passed a very hard lump just a bit bigger than a golf ball. Once that passed the pain virtually stopped and there was very little bleeding with the bleeding completely stopping last Thursday.

I was 10 weeks pregnant at the time of the medically managed miscarriage.

I have had very little bleeding over the whole duration and none since last Thursday. Today I did a preg test and it still has a very dark line to say I'm pregnant. I'm worried that I haven't completed the miscarriage. Is this normal? The hospital aren't interested and have said to leave it until next Thurs to do another test. But I'm anxious, I want to have this horrible process over with and to be able to look ahead and start to try again.


kirinm Thu 14-Jan-16 15:47:12

Remember that tests only need a small level of hormone to have a second line. If there's no bleeding or pain I would say you're probably okay.

I had an EPRC following a mmc at 11 weeks and hardly had any bleeding but still got positives for a few weeks.

Sorry for your loss. I know how devastating it is.

AKP79 Thu 14-Jan-16 15:56:18

Ok and thank you. We're would love to try again and I'm really concerned that there may still be tissue remaining, I can't bear the thought of this all dragging on...

I have been using the strip pregnancy tests which I bought from the internet. They are rubbish in the early days of pregnancy and only detect very strong levels of hormones, which i suppose is why I am worry so much...

It is devastating and I feel very lonely at the moment and as if everyone thinks now I've stopped bleeding it can be forgotten and I can just move on.

kirinm Thu 14-Jan-16 16:07:56

My mmc was in 2014 so nearly 2 years ago now. I've a history of recurrent miscarriage but the mmc was something that knocked me off my feet and only now am I thinking of trying again. People don't know how to deal with miscarriages and feel uncomfortable about talking about them and I was really upset everyone assumed I'd be back to work and fine again quickly. I really wasn't and still cry about it if I spend time thinking.

You aren't alone thanks

AKP79 Thu 14-Jan-16 16:26:34

Thank you. I was beginning to feel like I was making a 'big deal' out of it. My sister had a natural miscarriage after her second child and she told me the other day that it was just like a period and it was only a cluster of cells so it didn't really affect her.

We'd been trying for 8 months for this baby and were so excited. I have really struggled to come to terms with it dying and remaining inside me whilst I continued to have pregnancy symptoms. It feels so cruel.

Loki17 Thu 14-Jan-16 20:19:52

We're you scanned after to check? I miscarried on Saturday and my tests are nearly negative now on the cheapies. This time last week they were as strong as the control line whilst I was still bleeding.

Loki17 Thu 14-Jan-16 20:20:19

Go back to the epu and ask to be scanned.

AKP79 Thu 14-Jan-16 22:12:05

No. They haven't offered to scan me and they've said (not in these words but might as well of been) that they're not interested until it's been 3 weeks since the medication. Even then if the tests are still positive they won't do a scan they'll do blood tests. I'm finding it all so upsetting and i don't know why, but I have this gut feeling that it's not all passed. I really don't want a D&C either as I have 3 friends who have fertility issues because of D&C scarring.

Loki17 Thu 14-Jan-16 22:20:09

If I were you I'd go to mu gp complaining of pain and ask them to refer you for a scan. They will scan you then. They may offer another round of tablets before D&C. Good luck x

AKP79 Fri 15-Jan-16 07:05:57

Good idea Loki. My friend suggested I do that but I'm not a good liar, but I think that sometimes lying is a good idea!! Xxx

RoTo72 Fri 15-Jan-16 10:20:09

Hi. I had D&c for missed miscarriage. My tests didn't show negative until 19 days after. Epu said it cant take 3 weeks.

AKP79 Mon 25-Jan-16 21:22:27

Well, nearly four weeks on and my tests are still positive. I've had another scan today and the medically managed miscarriage was only partially successful. I now have to have an ERPC on weds which I am absolutely dreading. This feels never ending.

Lou1791 Mon 25-Jan-16 22:13:37

So sorry to read this. I had an ERPC nearly two weeks ago and was terrified but it was fine (I'm a complete hospital phobe.) If I can answer any questions to help, please ask. Look after yourself.

RoTo72 Mon 25-Jan-16 23:37:20

Sorry to hear that. I chose erpc for missed miscarriage and physically I think I healed far quicker than medical r natural. It will be fine and u will be home after a few hrs. Massive hugs, Il be thinking of u

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