My feed

to access all these features

Find support and share your experiences on our Miscarriage forum.

Miscarriage/pregnancy loss

How long after D&C for the BFPs to dissapear?

8 replies

EricaJ · 23/06/2014 08:12


I wonder if you would mind sharing your experiences.

I had a d&c after heavy bleeding and a scan revealed a mc at 7.5 weeks.

Had my d&c on the 31st of May. Took a test on the 7th of June, got a faint BFP which I mentioned to my doctor and he said it would be a BFN before the 14th of June.

However, I have been getting really bold/dark BFPs since then, without never seeing a negative.

We've had sex in the last few weeks (very keen to get back om the TTC horse) but I know I am not pregnant because it seems my Hcg levels haven't lowered enough for me to ovulate.

So my question is: how long did it take you to get a BFN after a D&C? Could the BFPs be a result of retained products, despite the D&C?

In previous 2 mcs I ovulated around 18 days after mc and my period arrived as usual so this is very frustrating.

I am planning to call my doctor but I am going to be away from the country I live in for another 7 weeks so I guess he can't do much apart from telling me to wait and see.

I'd love to hear your experiences! Thanks!

OP posts:
RiverRocks · 23/06/2014 15:57

Hi Erica

Sorry to hear you're in this position.

My tests stopped being positive 2 weeks after the operation and a week after I stopped bleeding. I've read a lot on here though, and it seems to be pretty evenly spread between people who get back to normal quite quickly and people who take weeks/months. Fingers crossed you're in the first group.

I'm sure other people will be along soon to share their experiences, but with bold BFPs over 3 weeks after to operation, I'd be seeing a doctor xx

EricaJ · 23/06/2014 16:54

Hi River,

Thanks for sharing! I have just e-mailed my doctor, mainly because seeing one in a country where you don't live or are going to stay very long it's a bit of a hassle (I assume they may want to do blood tests if things don't change and I am not staying anywhere longer than a week at the moment).

Let's see what he says. But if I'm still getting BFPs by the week end, I'm definitely seeing a doctor. It's crap when getting or staying pregnant is really complicated but having all this difficulties with an mc despite having a D&C is just too much!

Thanks again! x

OP posts:
HopefulMum111 · 23/06/2014 17:14

This reply has been deleted

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EricaJ · 23/06/2014 17:40

Hi HopefulMum!

Thanks for sharing your experience! I actually started testing for pregnancy when I got some suspiciously bold OPKs around 11 days after my D&C (I would normally get faint ones at that point, if you count the D&C as first day of AF, and get a positive OPK on day 15 or so).

Even if a part of me wants to hope and hope, I realise that I would have had to have a BFN and then ovulate in order to be able to get pregnant this month. Thing is, my husband and I both travel a lot, so ovulating a week later/earlier could make the difference between having a chance or not in both June and July. I also had endometriosis removed in April (and got preg straight away, then miscarried) so I am extra concerned about conceiving before it comes back. It adds to the obsession of wanting to find out what's going on!

Nothing I can do about it though. Not that I haven't tried. I even googled 'how to make hcg hormone leave your body quicker'. Nothing came up :)

Thanks again!

OP posts:
HopefulMum111 · 24/06/2014 08:45

This reply has been deleted

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EricaJ · 24/06/2014 10:20

Thanks HopefuMum - I am crossing my fingers so at least we have a chance to TTC in the next few cycles.

Bit of a silly question: I've started to spot again this morning, feel a bit crampy. Since I got a BFP yesterday, surely this must be more mc aftermath and not my period ? Trying to figure out when I'll ovulate next and having my period now would really screw my TTC plans up!

OP posts:
HopefulMum111 · 24/06/2014 17:04

This reply has been deleted

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EricaJ · 26/06/2014 09:33

Hi Hopeful,

I have been spotting since the operation, bar a few days last week so yes, a period already seems unlike. Good news is that I took a test this morning and the BFP was really, really faint (the sort that would really send you crazy in a 'normal' situation) so hopefully the last of the pregnancy is coming out and my body is finally moving on! Ovulation any time after the 12th of July would mean that we have a chance at TTC so I am crossing my fingers.

I am still seeing my GP tomorrow morning to discuss the whole saga with her. I will try and remember all my questions and share my advice here!

How are you? When are you testing? Crossing my fingers for a BFP for you xx

OP posts:
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.