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how long does the bleeding last after mc

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Inshaaf Mon 11-May-09 13:30:46

hi all, i have just joined the forum and was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue.i had my mc on 31 march 09. the twins were 13 weeks. i have never stopped bleeding since. it is now more than a month later & the bleeding has not gone. its not as heavy as what it used to be but it hasnt stopped at all. the doc did say that i nust give it about 40 days but i was wondering if this is normal. i am so worried that something could be wrong. i know my hormones a defitely hay wire and has not returned to normal yet. the doc also said that we should start ttc as soon as possible but how can we if I'm still bleeding. did anyone experience this already?

curiouscat Mon 11-May-09 19:26:53

I had an early mc and bled for 6 weeks afterwards. It was so light I used pantyliners but eventually went back to the doctor and was glad I did.

It turned out to have been an incomplete mc and I had to go have an operation (d&c) to remove the rest of it. What happened was not all the embryo/placenta etc came out at the time of mc and it meant the womb lining kept bleeding thinking it was feeding a foetus.

You're nearly at 40 days, if I were you I'd ask for an extra scan to see if that's causing it. Hope this helps and that you feel better soon. Sorry if this was a bit graphic. My d&c was painless and simple so it's really nothing to worry about.

Inshaaf Tue 12-May-09 08:58:03

hi curiouscat. i neglected to mention that i had the d&c at the time of the mc, so i kinda expected every thing to be out of my system by now, but i am going to schedule a check up with the doc just to be on the safe. i'm also concerned about scarring to the uterus while they were doing the d&c. You know, i'm so paranoid & i guess my body's probably still trying to recover. i'm very small built & petite & being pregnant with twins probably just put some extra strain on my bosy. i am going to take things smoothly & stick to my regular check ups. thank you for answering.

amyboo Tue 12-May-09 13:31:36

I just had an ERPC for a miscarriage at 13 weeks (baby died at 12 weeks). I'm still spotting 2 weeks on, but not loads. It keeps stopping and starting. I'm going to give it one more week and then go to the doctor. 40 days sounds way too long though - I'd head to the doctor if I were you Inshaaf

Inshaaf Tue 12-May-09 15:17:35

I'm definitely making appointed to see the doc.i just really hope that nothing's wrong or damaged. thank you for the replies & will keep you posted.

Mung Tue 12-May-09 15:21:53

I am sorry to hear that you have had to go through this.

I bled for 6 weeks after ERPC and eventually went back to the doctors. They found some retained products on the scan and I decided to wait another week to see if my body could do its job. It did and the bleeding stopped of its own accord.

I must admit that they didn't seem unduly surprised that I was bleeding still, but its worth getting checked and having a scan to be sure that everything is ok.

DancingQueen2 Fri 15-May-09 12:40:45

hi all
I had an ERPC just over 2 weeks ago (baby's heartbeat stopped at 14 weeks as I'd lost a lot of fluid around the baby).

I am still bleeding too 2 weeks on, again not loads but still a concern. I'm seeing my Dr on Monday because the leaflet I was given about MC's says you should bleed for 7-10 days only.....hence I was getting worried particularly as I want TTC again after my 1st period arrives.

I feel paranoid too but I don't want anything to prohibit being able to try again.
Hope this helps you.

bubbalewy Thu 16-Jul-09 21:49:21

i bled for just over 9 weeks, lost my baby when 11 weeks pregnant.. didnt have d&c as amount was too small(about 20pence piece size) and was told it could do more damage than good, it all came away with a period, bloody long wait though it drags you down.. i was monitered so as to check i wasnt getting an infection as this can be a risk..2 weeks now bleeding free BLISS

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