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Practical MC advice please

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Slainte · 04/07/2013 07:17

I'm now 8.5 weeks, have had two early scans which showed very little development and no HB. This morning my morning sickness has faded so I think my MC will probably start today/tomorrow.

It'll be my 4th MC and each time I've always used sanitary pads as I have it in my head that you can't use tampons when MCing but now I'm doubting myself, wondering if this is just an old wive's tale.

I don't live in UK so don't have access to an EPU.

Does anyone know if I can in fact use tampons?


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sugarandspite · 04/07/2013 07:24

I was told by the MW and nurses definitely NOT to use tampons.

Pretty sure its because your cervix is still open / closing slowly so the risk of infection from old blood in a tampon and bacterial growth is much higher than when you have a period and your cervix is closed.

I'm so sorry for your loss x

Bakingtins · 04/07/2013 07:29

I'm in the uk and have been told v definitely not to use tampons.
I'm v sorry for your losses. I had MC 4 a month ago and it is just so cruel. Do come and join us on recurrent miscarriage thread if you want to.

Slainte · 04/07/2013 07:30

Thanks sugar, glad I asked.

Trying to focus on the practicalities so that I don't have to deal with the emotions just yet Sad

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Slainte · 04/07/2013 08:11

Thank you Baking

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