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Bleeding pattern after D&E - is this normal?

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VillageMum Thu 18-Sep-08 09:47:53

Would really appreciate any advice from anyone who has had a D&E or D&C. Following a missed mc I had a D&E on 11 September. After the D&E I bled lightly for a day, then it stopped. No cramps, no pain at any stage. Yesterday, 7 days later, I noticed a bit of black blood which has since turned thicker and browny red. It's not that heavy, but it's more than spotting and it's disconcerting because I thought all of this was over now. Phoned the hospital today; the nurse said that because the blood isn't bright red it's probably retained blood from the evacuation that's only coming down now. I don't have pain or fever.

I tested negative for pg yesterday (on hpt)for the first time since the D&E. I'm hoping that negative result means that no tissue has been retained (because surely the body would still be producing pregnancy hormone if any tissue was still in there?) Sorry if TMI but would appreciate any insights... I have a follow-up on the 26th with the consultant who did the D&E, but he's on holiday till then and unreachable. sad

harro39 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:53:51

Hi village mum , hope things have sorted by now if not try on the miscarriage section as there are lots of people who will be able to help you on there. i had ERPC on Tue and had stopped bleeding and just statred again last night but is bright red not browny so doesnt sound the same. hope you still feeling well xx

VillageMum Thu 18-Sep-08 17:45:01

Thanks harro39. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds as if yours is still part of normal 'stop and start bleeding' and nothing to worry about... maybe mine isn't either, here's hoping! I've checked and can't find a miscarriage section; could you please tell me where to look? x

VillageMum Thu 18-Sep-08 17:46:19

Hang on I've found it, must be blind!

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