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lemonlymon · 16/03/2011 17:29

Sorry, I know this is a thread like many others, but I'm totally freaking out. I'm about 6+3, and started bleeding heavily a couple of hours ago. A friend who is a nurse had a quick look at the loss and said to sit and rest and see what happens, but I want to get an idea of what happens at this gestation. She doesn't really have any experience of this.

If it is the start of a mc, will I know when I lose the baby? Will I see a recognisable baby? Will it just be like a hevy period?

If I don't naturally mc, will they do a d&c?I've seen people mentioning ERPC? Is that a similar proceedure?


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kat2504 · 16/03/2011 17:35

I'm so sorry that this is happening to you
At 6 weeks you are unlikely to see anything that you would recognise as the baby. It is exceptionally small, you may see that you pass a sac but it is probably going to be more like heavy bleeding with rather larger clots and more painful.
At this stage you shouldn't need an ERPC but you may be offered the option if you don't miscarry within a week or two. Its a straightforward procedure but it does require a general anaesthetic. I had one but I was 11 weeks at the time. It is just another word for D&C.

It may be the case that there is nothing to worry about. Some people have bleeding and things turn out ok. You need to see a doctor and get referred to the EPAU so that they can scan you.

lemonlymon · 16/03/2011 18:58

Thank you.

I have a friend who is a midwife. She popped in and had alook and said cervix still looks closed, but loss is significant. I've started to get a dull achey pain like begining of a period, and checked my pjs last night - there's some dark red spotting.

I have an appointment at the EPAU tomorrow morning, so I'm hoping that they can give me some answers.

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kat2504 · 16/03/2011 19:05

Wishing you all the best tomorrow. Sorry that it doesn't sound good with the significant blood loss. Let us know how you get on, really hoping it's a miracle good news, but if it isn't plenty of people on here can give you good advice on whatever option you choose next.
It's a really horrible time and if it is bad news you need to take the time to look after yourself but you will get through it eventually.

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