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My sister is having a miscarriage

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sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 12:11:26

She has a hormonal inbalance which means pregnancy isn't detectable till about 10 weeks, she is about 9 weeks pregant and the GP agrees that she is pregnant.
She started bleeding yesterday and the GP said he would arrange a scan today, but now they are saying 3 or 4 days before she can have a scan.
Told her to go to A&E and get a scan at the EPU but she doesn't know what to do

charleepeters Tue 19-Jul-05 12:13:07

Awww hun - i misscarrieds at 9 weeks and they wouldnt give me a scan at a&e, they said unless i was 3 months there was noting they could do even if i was m/cing all the did was examine me and confirm it. sorry for your sister sparklymieow

sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 12:15:01

I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks and had a scan, her hospital is under the same health area

spykid Tue 19-Jul-05 12:34:47

So sorry.
My sis had the sam elast year and is just now reaching week 17 of her subsequent pregnancy.
Give her lots of opportunities to talk if that is what she needs

sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 14:36:40

I think she spoke to me because I have been through a miscarriage myself. Poor girl, I didn't even know she was pregnant

starlover Tue 19-Jul-05 14:37:59

i agree... go to a&e

i did this with bleeding at 6 weeks and was given a scan

now have a healthy baby boy!

if she is miscarrying then there is nthing they can do.... but it may not be a m/c!

Gonz Tue 19-Jul-05 14:42:53

I feel really sorry for her, I have suffered 5 miscarraiges myself and I would encourage you to help her to a) be forceful with the doctor, if you explain how damaging waiting is for her health they normally agree to get things done a bit quicker, I have myself gone to a&e and although they are relunctant, if you have someone reasonable with you who will stand up for your rights they can be quite good. Good luck and hope she is ok.

sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 14:47:52

thing is she had an erison (sp??) on her cervic which made her bleed in her last pregnancy, but she is in pain this time.

starlover Tue 19-Jul-05 14:49:46

please get her to go down... it can't hurt to go and get checked out

Gonz Tue 19-Jul-05 14:55:52

Your her sister and you love her, get her to a&e and get her checked, if nothing else you are in the right place. Fingers crossed for her and thank goodness she has you for support.

spidermama Tue 19-Jul-05 15:00:50

I regretted ever going into hospital with my first M/C. It was made far more traumatic.

I stayed well away with my second M/C and it was a much less traumatic experience.

She could always go for a scan after the event to check for 'retained products'.

I'm very sorry for her. It's a painful business. x

starlover Tue 19-Jul-05 16:25:51

but spidermama... what if she isn't miscarrying?

sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 16:39:24

Gp thinks she is miscarriaging, but she needs a scan to confirm it

sparklymieow Tue 19-Jul-05 16:48:44

the bleeding has stopped but she has to go back tomorrow or thursay for a scan

starlover Tue 19-Jul-05 16:53:18

awww, i hope she is ok.. whatever happens

LunarSea Wed 20-Jul-05 10:19:21

spidermama - if I'd stayed away from the hospital with mine I'd probably not be here now. Ended up with emergency op and blood transfusions, and they told me afterwards that I was lucky - in previous generations people would have died with happened to me. I'm not saying that would be the case for everyone of course, but I'd be very cautious about advocating a blanket -"oh it's a m/c, keep away from hospitals" approach.

Diddle Thu 04-Aug-05 13:57:34

sparklymieow - How is your sister doing. I went to the hospital with my m/c's and although they were useless I needed someone to tell me something, anything. I would take her. How long was she bleeding for? Could honestly be nothing, but its worth checking out.
Sorry for Gross questions but has she lost anything significant? large clots? I'm sure you have asked her all this, as you've been through it too. Hope she will be ok and that her little bump has managed to cling on

sparklymieow Thu 04-Aug-05 15:58:12

yes, she had a full miscarriage, the hospital decided to scan her and there was no baby there

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