Medical miscarriage uncertainty(9 Posts)
I had a medical miscarriage 10 days ago and bled off and on for 7/8 days. There were some clots but only very small ones and the bleeding wasn't much heavier than my period often is. It really wasn't so bad. I expected worse based on what I've read. Is that normal or do you think there is more still to come out? I really hope it's over as I want to start healing so I can try again soon. I have a follow up appointment scheduled for Thursday but it's playing on my mind.
Many thanks x
Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. How many weeks were you?
Thank you. I measured 6 + 4 but was meant to be 8 weeks.
Hi again, I had a similarish experience last month. I was supposed to be 7 weeks and had an early reassurance scan which was not reassuring as it showed a sac measuring 5 weeks 6 days, no heartbeat. When I was 8 weeks, I started to bleed. On the second day it got quite heavy like heavy day of period, few cramps. Then continued to bleed for a few days, it gradually tailed off. Maybe 8 days bleeding in total. I was worried the miscarriage was incomplete so bought some cheapie pregnancy tests on Amazon and tested each day for a week and the line got fainter and fainter and after about a week it was negative.
Anyway I had read a lot of bad stuff about severe pain and heavy bleeding even with an early miscarriage but in my case I got away lightly, it really was about the same as a regular period.
So hopefully yours is finished too.
Of course I was devastated but also glad to get it over with so I can hopefully try again soon.
Sorry again and best of luck with trying again x
Thank you for your response. I'm sorry for your loss.
I had a reassurance scan at 7 weeks and there was a heartbeat but it was measuring 6 days behind. When I returned a week later for the follow up scan it had stopped growing and had no heartbeat. Super frustrating as it is an ivf baby and can't try again until I've had 2 periods.
Bleeding-wise, I hope that I also have had the same as you and it just wasn't that dramatic. Really hope it's done now. Will see what the scan shows on Thursday.
All the best x
Oh it sounds a bit similar so I am hoping you're all done too. It's horrible because I was devastated by my miscarriage and then ended up hoping it was definitely all gone and wanting the test to go negative so I could move on, but then felt guilty about feeling like that.
Sorry to hear that you will have to wait a bit longer to try again too, the fact it was IVF makes it extra sad and frustrating I think. Maybe you have some more embryos frozen or will you have to go through the whole thing again?
Anyway wishing you a good clear result on Thursday, rather than any complications - I was relieved to avoid an ERPC etc.
It's my first miscarriage and it completely sucks doesn't it
With my early miscarriage the tablets only caused very heavy bleeding and large (palm sized) clots but the sac didn't come out until 4 days later, just as i was lesving work. I was in the bath for a few hours due to the pain and i definitely knew when i passed the sac as it was a pink, rubbery pouch (almost like the inner of a football, but about 7cm). Once i had passed that, the bleeding was very light for a few days and i had no further cramping.
I have just found out i have miscarried again and I am going to opt for the surgical management this time (unless i spontaneously start) for greater control.
Alibingo I know what you mean. But this is my 3rd pregnancy. The first I lost at 21 weeks so while I'm v disappointed and frustrated it isn't as bad as that was. My second pregnancy was my little boy.
I do have frozen embryos so at least I don't have to start from the v beginning. As you say though, it really sucks! Good luck x
5tardusty- I'm sorry for your losses. I was expecting an experience like you described but it's not been like that at all. Just like a period. I guess they vary a lot. Hope you find the surgical approach less distressing x
Gosh 21 weeks, I'm so sorry. I had a loss at 16 weeks and that helped make this one seem less bad too I suppose. Also lucky to already have children.
Good luck with your next IVF, really hope you get a sticky one x
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