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In total shock- what just came out of me?

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kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 14:49:10

Dear all,

I'm in total shock!!!

I had a missed miscarriage discovered at the 12 week scan in December 2018 and then had surgical management on 24th December 2018 as the medical management hadn't worked. I spotted brown stuff for just under two weeks and started having sex again on 10th January 2019. I started temping on 10th January and my app said I was due on my period on Monday 4th Feb which was correct- I started spotting on Monday 4th Feb and then had bleeding like a period on Tuesday 5th Feb. Then on Tuesday evening/early hours of Wednesday morning I was in agony. The worst pain I have ever experienced. I can only describe it as I had imagine contractions would be and it hurt for about a minute, no pain for two minutes and then pain again and so on. I took painkillers but they didn't help! Wednesday lunchtime I felt better and was bleeding like normal again. Then I had the pain again on Friday night/early hours of Saturday morning and it was similar to before but not quite as bad. I took co-codamol and it helped and the pain had gone last night. I woke up this morning in no pain. No bloody on my bad but when I went for a pee and wiped there was blood. I then went and did the dishes and felt something slide out of my vagina and into my knickers and ran to the bathroom and a long object had come out of me. It's about 4 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. What is it? I've rang 111 NHS and they are calling me back. Is it a baby? Could I have been pregnant again and be miscarrying? Would it be that size or would the sac be that size? I'm traumatised!

Thank you in advance x

CottonSock Sun 10-Feb-19 14:52:23

It could be the sac, could you Google an image to see if similar. This happened to me weeks after my mc, I felt pretty rubbish as I thought it was all over.

At4oclockthenormalworld Sun 10-Feb-19 14:57:02

Oh love, first I'm sorry for your loss. The medical interventions after must make everything so much more awful. thanks
Sounds to me like it could be the sac hopefully you'll have a call soon.

Is someone with you?

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:04:51

@CottonSock @At4oclockthenormalworld

Thank you for your replies. Sorry for the typos in my post (auto type!).

My husband is here with me. Yes I guess it could be the sac but would that be of the old pregnancy? You'd have thought they'd have got everything out of me during the operation. Could it be a new pregnancy? I will google other sacs now. Thanks so much for replying! xx

At4oclockthenormalworld Sun 10-Feb-19 15:13:49

Glad you're not by yourself.
Sorry my knowledge is pretty limited so I won't speculate. I hope you get some answers very soon you must be scared.

CottonSock Sun 10-Feb-19 15:30:33

Is there any way it could be a tampon? Sorry if that's a silly suggestion.
I didn't have surgical management, but they scanned me a few weeks later to check all was clear. I passed the sac the day before!

CottonSock Sun 10-Feb-19 15:32:23

Hopefully they will see you and may be a scan. Sorry for your loss. I had 4 x mc, but have 2 dds now.

Fiddie Sun 10-Feb-19 15:35:08

I think it might be the sac too x

honorariam Sun 10-Feb-19 15:42:34

Have you kept it, OP?

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:45:46

@honorariam yes I have. I've put it in a tupperware box as I want it to be examined. I think it was a further pregnancy and I've just experienced another miscarriage to be honest.

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:46:59

@CottonSock it's reassuring to know that you have two children even after having 4 MC. smile

emeraldmoon Sun 10-Feb-19 15:53:33

Could it be a decidual cast? I've had a bit of decidual cast before which caused really bad period pain until it came out

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Sun 10-Feb-19 15:54:37

I doubt it is another pregnancy. To be 4 inches long the gestational age would be 12 weeks or even more.

Could it be a tampon? Could it be something left by error during surgery like a rag, sponge, mesh etc?

honorariam Sun 10-Feb-19 15:56:58

@kittycat01 that sounds likely to me and I think it would be a good idea to show the hospital when they see you. At the very least, they will be able to confirm your suspicions. So sorry you're having to deal with this.

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 16:01:28

Thanks everyone. Definitely not a tampon. Since the surgery in December I haven't used tampons. I'll see the doctor and let you all know the outcome. Thanks for all of your messages and support!

Weetabixandshreddies Sun 10-Feb-19 16:14:19

It sounds like a decidual cast. Maybe you could google to see if it looks like that?

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 16:42:52

@Weetabixandshreddies thanks. I've just googled and it could be that but it's not the same shape (unless it doesn't need to be that shape?!?)

At4oclockthenormalworld Sun 10-Feb-19 17:06:49

Hi OP hope you're doing ok. Have you had a call yet? X

kittycat01 Sun 10-Feb-19 17:13:28

@At4oclockthenormalworld no not yet. They said I'd get a call within 6 hours and that was at 2.30 they said that so got a while to wait...

At4oclockthenormalworld Sun 10-Feb-19 17:20:49

Ah ok. Stay comfortable then, take care x

Refilona Sun 10-Feb-19 17:24:05

I would go to the antenatal unit of the hospital you were seen before right now, I wouldn’t wait for a phone call.

Mishappening Sun 10-Feb-19 17:24:51

My DD had something similar happen to her - a missed abortion that was (she thought) dealt with, but a week or so later she delivered an orange-sized "thing" down the loo - very disturbing - she was very upset. So I know what you are going through and hope it all gets sorted soon.

MiceSqueakCatsMeow Sun 10-Feb-19 17:28:47

This is probably tmi but I sometimes I would get fleshy lumps that were different to the large blood clots. One was the size of my palm once. But they were huge. My period pains were like contractions.

RubaiyatOfAnyone Sun 10-Feb-19 17:42:58

I hope you have an answer from NHS by now, but just incase it helps - i had a haemmorage 3 weeks after giving birth and it was large lumps just like you described - turns out that’s what old blood clots can be like.

I had retained placenta which had given me an infection which had led to large blood clots forming, and i wasn’t aware until they suddenly started coming out. I was freaked out enough to call an ambulance and that turned out to be a good call as i need a transfusion and small procedure to get rid of retained product. Possible that your MC left some retained product (sorry, that is just what the hospital called it, i know it’s awful) which could have led to this?

indyswoofer Sun 10-Feb-19 18:07:15

I really don't know why they don't warn people that this may happen. I had a MC at 12 weeks and was admitted and monitored but as everything was proceeding naturally was discharged. A few days after the terrible contraction type pains and heavy bleeding had finished I passed a mass about the size of a tennis ball and it completely freaked me out as I did not expect it at all. It was traumatic and I really wish the hospital had warned that it 'might' happen as I think it would have prepared me.
I really hope you get some answers and reassurance soon.

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