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Miscarriage - what does it feel like?

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Wantohope · 10/09/2013 13:16

Hello ladies,

I was wondering if any of you could let me know what symptoms they had when they miscarried naturally?

This morning I woke up at around 4AM in a lot of pain. It felt as if I had some very bad chinese mixed with a bit of period pain (not sure about that though?!).
I have IBS, but this was 10 times worse than my normal IBS symptoms. It came in waves for a few minutes and it gave me hot flushes.
The pain was localised half way between my pubic bone and my belly button, right in the centre and it was as if I had a ball of fire in there.
I tried to brave through it for a minute or 2 and then being all sleepy I thought maybe I was miscarrying and went to the toilet. I felt this sudden urge to have a bowel movement which I had (really sorry for TMI) and then the pain subsided.
There was no bleeding at all.
I sat in the shower for a while trying to get my head around what has just happened.
Fell asleep there and woke up after a while, there was no more pain.

I went to bed and woke up at 8 wondering if I was going to miscarry today and thinking I should stay at home. Decided against it and went to work.

Does this sound familiar at all? It is like a blurred dream but it was very real and the pain bad enough to make me want to wake up my husband, as I was starting to panic.

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DropYourSword · 10/09/2013 13:19

I hope all is ok with you.

I would assume if it was a miscarriage there would be bleeding.

Fingers crossed for you that this really was just a bad case of dodgy Chinese x

rachyconks · 10/09/2013 13:20

When I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks it started by feeling like a period. I started to bleed then the cramps intensified during the day until I was in complete agony - shaking and crying, as pale as a ghost. Pain subsided slightly over night and the next day I passed the foetus.

It was absolutely horrible. What you had sounds just like a bad belly. Fingers crossed for you.

Bambamb · 10/09/2013 13:23

Mine were like bad period pains as described above, not really like you have described.
Couldn't possibly say from your description what that was but if you're concerned go see your doc.
Take care, hope all is ok.

Wantohope · 10/09/2013 13:41

Thank you so much for your replies.

I am pretty much expecting to miscarry any time now as I have been told at my ultra sound on Saturday that I have a missed miscarriage and even though the EPU are saying wait another week for another scan to look for changes I know it is not possible. It can't be and I am coming to terms with it.

It's just I have never felt this pain before and coupled with the above, I was almost sure it was happening but then it stopped. And there was no blood. Very strange.

I didn't have any chinese but we had Pizza Hut to watch the US open final. I just can not believe it could have been the pizza, I mean we eat every few weeks from that place, it never happened. And I am not sure the pain was GI either.

I would like to be able to go to my GP, but I am so crossed with him and have stopped believing in him a while ago as every time I go to him with any kind of abdominal discomfort it's either gas or worms or gas again. It's like talking to a brick wall.

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katatonic · 10/09/2013 17:33

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bugoven · 10/09/2013 21:01

Take the second scan and don't give up hope.

Everything is going to feel tender because of the hormones and changes. Hope all goes well Xx

MoJangled · 10/09/2013 22:28

Hi OP, I hope your second scan puts your mind at rest. But in case it doesn't, forewarned is forearmed and I've bumped an excellent thread on the practicalities of miscarriage for you. I found this to be a lifesaver. Good luck.

Wantohope · 12/09/2013 12:17

Hi all,

I haven't had any bad cramping for the past 24 hours, thank God I got some respite.
Mo thank you so much for bumping that thread for me, I find it extremely useful even though a bit scary. I need to stock up on pads and pain relief today and have it there just in case.
I've suggested the thread to my husband as well, as he thought "it is just like period for 2 hours and no one died from it". I know he said that because I was crying and I was scared and wanted to encourage me, but he only made it worse.

I didn't stop taking my Pregnacare vitamins, just in case. They can't harm, can they? Plus, I've read that it helps taking vitamins a couple of months before trying to conceive so I might continue taking them until we decide.

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MoJangled · 12/09/2013 21:47

When's your second scan? Fat lady and all that... And as far as I'm aware you can carry on with the vits.

But just in case, definitely a good plan to stock up and get your DH to prepare. My DH was very freaked by it all, but was a brick. A tip which I didn't put on there but should: if you bleed to the point you start fainting, do get him to call an ambulance rather than just resting till it passes. I didn't, therefore didn't have a transfusion, and had shocking anaemia for months.

I hope you don't need any of this info at all.

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