Do I need further medical care? Is this normal?(7 Posts)
Please help - I've never been pregnant/miscarried before and I live in the Middle East atm so medical care is very different.
Had a 12 week scan yesterday which showed I am miscarrying and they said it showed 'remnants' of my pregnancy (scan at 9 weeks showed 5+ weeks sac which had grown from the week before and no heartbeat). I was told to go home and if I bleed too much or get a fever then I'm to go back to hospital. They made me an appointment on 18th Feb (nearly 7 weeks away) with a doctor to discuss my medical needs for getting pregnant in the future (I have retroverted, bicorniate uterus, a fibroid and a couple of overian cysts they found!)
I've not had much pain. I had one contraction type pain last night and passed a large, jellyish rugby ball shaped thing with bits inside but I didn't look too closely as I assumed I wouldn't like what I saw. Then this morning another contraction type pain and passed another mass. This one was whitish/grey and felt fairly solid. It was the size of a very large grape. Again, I could have investigated further but I was scared of what I'd see.
Pain is light, bleeding is light.
I have two questions if that's ok...
1. Is it ok to just assume everything will come out or do you normally get a scan/doctors appointment to check? I've only had one initial doctors appointment throughout the pregnancy, they just kept sending me for scans and telling me to come back for another (was hard to see as I have retroverted, bicorniate uterus and sac was in left horn) . I've had no bloods taken.
2. Why did I pass two masses? Is this normal?
It's so hard when you don't speak the language or know what to expect!
Sounds like you passed the placenta and sack/fetus. Or first mass was just a big clot. You might get more clots but then it will taper off. Watch for too much excessive bleeding as there might be something retained. Take care it might be over for you. Just look after yourself. Your next drs app will probably show your all back to normal. I never had any blood tests. I also have a reverted uterus and have has 3 perfectly fine children. Its normal for many women xxxxx
Thank you so much for your reply, I only have my husband to talk to here and although he's amazing it's nice to hear from someone who knows what they're talking about! Seems like I've been lucky and got away with small amount of pain.
Thanks again x
I'm so sorry for your loss.
When I've had my miscarriages I was always told to do a home pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after the start of the miscarriage. If it is still positive at this point then that can indicate retained products and they would consider a repeat scan. If it is negative then it is reasonable to assume everything has been passed. I hope this helps.
That's good to know, I'll do that. Thank you Emily. x
So sorry for your loss. Sounds similar to me, I had terrible pains on and off for a day or two when passing the clots and tissue. Had a bit of fever too but very brief. If you bleed a lot t then go get medical attention but there will be clots and tissue loss - I actually didn't pass some til my next pwriod, but I was always very regular even after miscarriages (I had a few) ... have two children now so keep positive, I'm sure it will happen for you too
Thank you. The two masses I mentioned are the only things I've passed other than blood, just like a heavy period.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply and I'm so sorry for all of your losses. I have a new found respect for anyone who has suffered a miscarriage. Women are strong x
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