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advice request: medical treatments following a MMC not working (maybe TMI)

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Goldengirl42 Sun 08-Jan-17 18:34:38

I’m hoping that someone could help with some advice. I had a MMC in November and had a D&C (the operation) on 21st Nov. After the operation I bled for the next 6 weeks. It’s a low quantity of blood and not what I’d call fresh but it wasn’t stopping. I did a pregnancy test which came out negative.
I had a scan last week, which confirmed that there were ‘debris’ (the scanner’s words, not mine) left which measured about 2 x 3cm and that my womb hadn’t returned to ‘normal’. The doctor advised me to go down the medicine route to return to normal. The doctor said that I would know if the various tablets were working if I bled. Last Friday I took the misoprostol and got stomach cramps, however after all 3 doses, there was no difference to the amount that I was bleeding, so I have no idea if it has worked or not. The doctor had told me that I may bleed for up to 2 weeks, so I don’t know if what I’m experiencing is ‘normal’, if I should call the hospital tomorrow or if I should leave it 2 weeks to see if the bleeding stops.
Has anyone experienced this? Do you have any advice that you can share? This is like a nightmare that isn’t stopping… Thanks!

CordeliaFitzgerald Sun 08-Jan-17 19:40:00

I think you should call the hospital tomorrow. I had misoprostol for a MMC which seemed to work. However, I was left with a piece of retained tissue, smaller than 2 cm. I ended up hospitalised with a serious infection from it as it wasn't detected for a few weeks. Once the infection had started, I was given misoprostol again and it failed to clear the tissue again. I don't want to worry you with that story, but if you have any concerns that the drugs didn't work as they should then better to get scanned again to check instead of waiting. Hopefully it's fine - at the very least if you call the hospital they can explain in more detail what kind of bleeding you'd expect to see. Hope it's all ok!

Goldengirl42 Sun 08-Jan-17 21:11:01

Thanks for the advice!! I will do. It's good to hear that I'm not just being paranoid if I call them again....

CordeliaFitzgerald Mon 09-Jan-17 09:02:17

Definitely not paranoid! And I'm sure the hospital would rather you phone and speak to someone than wait and worry and potentially end up with an infection. Good luck!

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