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When can I expect af after an ERPC?

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PlayOnWurtz Sun 23-Apr-17 15:47:06

I've passed my miscarriages naturally previously but this one was surgically managed.

Does the day of surgery count as cd1?

DancingUnicorn Sun 23-Apr-17 16:36:45

That's what I was told by the surgeon. Can't give you anything more... I'm still impatiently waiting!

UndersecretaryofWhimsy Sun 23-Apr-17 16:39:49

I think it still all depends on when your hcg drops to zero. Roughly speaking, i think, most people ovulate two weeks after hcg hits zero and get their period two weeks after that. Are you testing negative.

PlayOnWurtz Sun 23-Apr-17 17:00:47

I haven't done a test blush surgeon said to do one about now but I feel a dick buying one when I know I'm not pregnant

DancingUnicorn Sun 23-Apr-17 17:06:18

You can get them pretty cheap on amazon play. Takes the sting out of it a little. No frills, but I got 15 for under a fiver. Mine is still very faintly positive, but I would swear I had ovulation pains at the end of last week. Must have been something else!

UndersecretaryofWhimsy Sun 23-Apr-17 17:20:27

You could try temping to identify when you ov if you want to know when period will come?

I'm using a pack of cheapy Internet tests to look for a negative since for once, I actually want a negative!

Unfortunately if you still have hcg in your system ov tests aren't reliable, so it's temping or just wait and see.

PlayOnWurtz Sun 23-Apr-17 17:37:33

I've just ordered a pack of cheapies from Amazon prime should be here tomorrow. It never ends does it.

Gingerbreadmam Sun 23-Apr-17 17:40:38

my first erpc i got af exactly 28days later.

most recent erpc its been just over 5 weeks and i am getting signs af is imminent now.

i didnt do a pregnancy test as hb didnt stop till passed 13 weeks and have spent the last 5 days petrified i was pregnant again blush

sorry for you loss flowers

DancingUnicorn Sun 23-Apr-17 18:11:10

Hopefully it will end for us soon play. I've ordered a thermometer which will also come tomorrow. So hopefully will be temping from Tuesday morning!

PlayOnWurtz Sun 23-Apr-17 18:30:47

Hope do dancing I've still got the results of babies genetic testing to come yet sad

Gingerbreadmam Sun 23-Apr-17 18:34:10

im in the same situation play.

also a referral to RMC. Giving me huge anxiety.

DancingUnicorn Sun 23-Apr-17 18:55:50

Really hope you both get some answers. Desperately hoping mine was just bad luck. It's shit one time. Cannot imagine how you must be feeling. 💐

Gingerbreadmam Sun 23-Apr-17 19:12:50

i'm sure it will be unicorn. will be keeping everything crossed your next one is successful.

WasWebb81 Wed 26-Apr-17 09:31:35

When I had my ERPC they were quite forceful about waiting until I'd had a 'proper' period and on reflection, I think it was good for me to have a little break but everyone is different, the waiting is awful, so sorry you're going through this.

Do a test though, it took about a week for mine to be negative and then 50+ days for me to get next period.

I've also been refererred as this one is third. Amazing how many women are in same boat. Thinking of you.

Gingerbreadmam Wed 26-Apr-17 12:17:58

af arrived monday which was just short of 5 weeks after erpc if that helps.

amour1985 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:34:35

I had an ERPC on 1st December last year and still haven't had a 'proper' period. I just get black spotting for a day or so every 27 days 😥

Gingerbreadmam Wed 26-Apr-17 16:40:31

oh armour thats rubbish. are you.hoping to ttc? have you seen your gp?

amour1985 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:49:20

Yes I've been trying since the end of December. I test positive with OPKs every month but clearly something isn't right 😥 Had an ultrasound last week which the doc wasn't concerned about (3mm lining and a cyst on my right ovary (although at the scan they said follicle ready to burst?!) ). They're now referring me back to gynae at the hospital. Im so fed up. I (like everyone else i imagine!!) just want my baby back 😢 Xxx

Gingerbreadmam Wed 26-Apr-17 18:32:20

well at least the doctors are taking it all seriously that must be reassuring. fingers crossed you get your bfp soon!

PlayOnWurtz Thu 04-May-17 22:27:50

I think I've had af this week. I say think. It was some pale pink spotting for 3 days then that was that. Is this normal after an erpc?

DancingUnicorn Fri 05-May-17 07:21:45

Play I think I've read stories on here of all extremes. I am currently on, and much heavier than normal. Feels like such a relief though. Hope you're doing ok.

PlayOnWurtz Fri 05-May-17 07:56:13

Heya hope you're keeping well. I'm alright I think trying to muddle along and wishing the days away until I get a letter with baby's test results on. It all takes so long!

DancingUnicorn Fri 05-May-17 08:08:35

sad yeah, definitely. I hope it comes soon so you can work out what to do next. 💐

MulderitsmeX Mon 08-May-17 15:42:46

5 weeks 5 days for me
Sorry for your loss x

PlayOnWurtz Wed 10-May-17 17:58:11

I'm not sure if the light spotting was a period as I've had a very vert faint bfp. Going to test again in the morning and if it is I'll speak to my gp as it may be it's not all over yet sad

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