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Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 09:35:47

I was 6w5d pg when I mc on Friday, the embryo had a heartbeat (faint) and was very small measuring around 5w. The bleeding started Thursday but I didn't start experiencing period like cramps and bleeding, and passing clots until Friday night (sorry if tmi). I bled all weekend and yesterday but it seems to be a bit lighter now and darker. I really want this to stop ASAP so that I can have a sex life again and try for a baby again (this was my first pregnancy). Anyway my question is how long did you bleed for? I expected so much more pain and blood but this is basically like a period with clots. I'm really nervous about trying again as I'm scared it happens again but I feel it's the only think that would help me recover. I hear two mc in a row is pretty uncommon?

McBaby Tue 26-Jul-16 09:46:15

I bleed for just over a week day 7 wee's v heavy but I think that's the day I passed the sac and immediately after the pain and bleeding eased up.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 09:49:28

So you bled for about a week? How many weeks were you? I'm sorry for your loss flowers

McBaby Tue 26-Jul-16 09:56:51

I started bleeding at what should have been 10 weeks but the baby measured 4/5.

Missgraeme Tue 26-Jul-16 10:00:24

Sorry for your loss. I miscarried 4 weeks ago. Bled the Thursday when I passed the baby then til the Monday. Just waiting for period to return now but (sorry tmi) just dark sludge spotting at the moment. I use opk and not sure I even ovulated this month.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 10:08:01

missgraeme so you've had spotting for a whole month?!

5tardusty Tue 26-Jul-16 10:28:32

Miscarried in april at 9weeks, baby measured 5. I bled for about a week to ten days. My first 'period' was a month later and three days of brown spotting, then twelve days after that i had a ten day red period. This seemed to have got me back to normal as i ovulated and concieved in June. Just hoping this one sticks.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 10:41:42

5tardusty sorry for your loss flowers and congrats! I hope you have a healthy and peaceful pregnancy xxx

dreamingaboutcheese Tue 26-Jul-16 12:35:29

I bled lightly for 5 days (at 6wk4), moderate cramps and then passed a very small sac on day 5 when the bleeding stopped. It was an empty sac with no visible fetal pole or yolk. but will be ever present in my heart. Confirmed over today. Sorry for your loss hun and best of luck trying again - we were just unlucky this time. x

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 12:57:35

dreamingaboutcheese I am sorry for your loss. I hope we have sticky beans next time. Mine hasn't been confirmed, my scan is Thursday but passing so many large clots and bleeding so heavily for a week it can't really be much else. I just hope I recover quickly so I can start again. When are you planning to start conceiving again? hugs to you today flowers

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 12:58:44

Ps: have you stopped bleeding completely?

dreamingaboutcheese Tue 26-Jul-16 13:27:57

Thanks Lizziedoll flowers and hugs for you too. This truly sucks. I hope Thursday comes quickly for you. I thought this week of waiting would take forever but my body was so wrecked, I slept for a lot of it. I stopped bleeding on Sat as soon as the sac/clot passed (day 5). You never know though, so definitely wait and see what they say on Thurs. Some of these little beans are resilient little buggers. I kind of knew that I'd passed the sac even though A&E told me it was too small to be one. We're going to try again as soon as I have my first period... but I'm eating velcro and superglue with my greens next time round ;) xx

Bear2014 Tue 26-Jul-16 13:40:07

Sorry for your loss flowers I bled properly for about a week (very heavily overnight the day of the actual MC) and then very light brown/purple spotting for about another week after that. About 4.5 weeks after the MC I had an extremely heavy period and passed some gigantic blood clots. The fertility clinic said I couldn't start IVF again that month as my lining was 14mm (it should be 5-8 at that point). Because of this I would probably recommend waiting for one bleed before you TTC again, to let your body flush everything out and get back to normal.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 15:15:05

bear sorry for your loss flowers and thank you for your kind words and advice. My blood started getting smelly today (sorry way tmi). Should I be worried, is this normal?

dreamingaboutcheese Tue 26-Jul-16 15:42:49

Could be a sign of infection. They warned me about that this morning. I would give your local EPU or GP a quick call hun x

Bear2014 Tue 26-Jul-16 16:03:35

Could be a sign of infection. I found after a week the blood started to smell strong, rather than bad. Possibly as it was old blood only just making its way out. But definitely get checked out.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 17:13:19

It doesn't smell bad just strong. I will go to EPU tomorrow. I hope you all have a lovely evening X

Aprilrosesews Tue 26-Jul-16 17:18:13


I bleed for over a week solidly and then on and off for 3 months.

Also smelt but no infection, just keep an eye on it.

Lizziedoll Tue 26-Jul-16 20:19:08

3 months!?!! Did you get breaks where you could dtd? My partner will go nuts if I bleed for 3 months confused

riddles26 Wed 27-Jul-16 06:28:43

Sorry you are going through this flowers

Mine is pretty similar to yours - I had a small bit of spotting at 7 weeks and had an early scan where the embryo was smaller than expected and there was no heartbeat. They said my dates may have been out so told me to come back in a week - during that time the bleeding got heavier and there was more clotting so I knew there was little hope. A week later, the embryo had grown a small amount but still no heartbeat and most likely a mc. Unfortunately, the small amount of growth meant that I had to be rescanned a further week later to confirm it was not viable before they could offer me a D&C. I continued to bleed and passed the embryo 2 days later after what I can only describe as contractions (first pregnancy so can't compare to labour but I have endometriosis so I know what bad period pain is and it was much worse than that). I bled for another 7-10 days after that and period came 5 weeks after the day I passed the embryo (although a pregnancy test still showed positive from mc 1 week before that period).

The bleeding itself during the mc wasn't that bad but the first period was awful - much, much heavier than anything I've had before. Filling a mooncup and changing a pad every 3 hours for 48 hours. My body must have still needed a clear out from the mc but fortunately I conceived the following cycle.

My advice would be don't stress about conceiving before your next period. Don't use contraception if you don't want to (we didn't), but don't focus too much on conceiving that cycle as ovulation will be all over the place and I can imagine it will be heartbreaking when you don't get the result you want. Also, dating the pregnancy is difficult and it will make you more anxious going for regular scans to see if embryo is growing or not before they can give you a due date. Relax and start trying properly when your cycles are regulating. In the meantime, enjoy the closeness and don't use contraception - if you conceive, it is a bonus!

Lizziedoll Wed 27-Jul-16 08:22:47

Thank you for your advice and telling me your story riddles. I have my scan tomorrow and although I've been bleeding for a week, passed lots of clots and had period like cramps I am so worried they tell me I'm still pregnant and need to wait longer, I don't think I can manage more trauma right now. My partner and I won't use contraception anyway and I hope I fall pregnant very soon. Congrats on your pregnancy, is it going well?

riddles26 Wed 27-Jul-16 18:03:15

You will need to wait until you stop bleeding before you can do anything, otherwise there is a risk of infection - you really want to avoid that. The scan will be able to confirm if you have passed everything or if there is anything left behind. If it does not empty on its own, they may offer you a d&c. Just be patient and take care of yourself right now. If you need time off work, take it. Some prefer to be busy, others don't want to face anything, just do what works for you.

Thanks, other than some bleeding at 14 weeks, pregnancy has been going well but the experience of the miscarriage has taken away a lot of the excitement. Although I'm almost in my 3rd trimester, I am still petrified about something going wrong and find it hard to relax and enjoy it. I do think that is partly because we conceived quickly after the miscarriage and I had not fully recovered. Despite that, I am grateful it happened quickly as it took 2 years to conceive the one we lost.

Good luck, I really hope you get the outcome you want very soon flowers

Lizziedoll Wed 27-Jul-16 18:28:35

Thank you riddle I wish you all the happiness in the world x

Sarabyrne87 Wed 03-Aug-16 09:40:12

I was 11 weeks pregnant and found out I was having a miscarriage. I have been bleeding for 12 days. It's now just browny and not heavy. When will this stop?it's a constant reminder of having a miscarriage everytime I go to the toilet! I really want to try again and feel I can't try until this stops and it's frustrating me. I have read you have to take a pregnancy test but never got told this, is this right? I wish I could forget and not feel so all over. Sorry for everyone's loss. It seems so common and it's such a horrible thing to go through. Hope everyone is ok xx

dreamingaboutcheese Wed 03-Aug-16 10:14:47

flowers Sarabyrne87 so sorry you're going through this too. I think everyone's experience is different. I only bled for a week but I was a bit earlier on than you. If it gets heavy you could go to A&E and they can check for clots for you. I was told by the EPU when I went back for a scan to confirm it was all over that I had to wait a month for my next period and then we could try again after that. I also need to confirm that I've received a negative pregnancy test 3 weeks after the bleeding stops. Apparently it takes that long for the hormones to all leave your system. It may be common but it's still a horrible and very personal experience so I hope you're being kind yourself and have someone looking after you. xx

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