Bleeding after ERPC is stopping and starting
anxiouscrazycatlady · 04/08/2017 12:30
I had an ERPC last Tuesday (25th July) and bled for a couple of days afterwards. It stopped then a couple of days ago I passed a massive, tissue like clot - about half the size of my palm. I called the EPU and they said to keep and eye on it and if I wasn't gushing blood it all sounds ok. It turned into spotting and had pretty much finished by the end of the day. Then another couple of days of nothing. Now I've just been to the toilet and I'm wiping away quite a lot of dark red blood, it doesn't seem to be actually going on to my liner but is there just when I wipe. My back's cramping a bit as well, I originally thought it might be the start of my period but I've head you have to have around 20 days bleed free before you can actually get your next period.
Has anyone had this? Did they miss something in the ERPC, and if so is it ok to just leave to bleed out?
Lifeofpies · 04/08/2017 13:03
Hi Anxious, I think we were on the pg after miscarriage thread together. I'm just back from hospital for an ERPC after another MMC.
I think I bled for about ten days last time, but just blood, no clots. I think it's pretty common for some stuff to be retained, so it might be worth getting re scanned to check? Seems a bit soon for you for af.
Hope you're doing ok X
anxiouscrazycatlady · 04/08/2017 13:49
Oh pies I'm so sorry to hear that :( Was this your second one as well? How far along were you? I hope your ERPC went as well as it could have gone. I'm reading It Starts with the Egg and finding it helpful to actually do something productive, like taking vitamins and getting rid of BPA plastics.
I'm booked in with my GP next Wednesday, if it gets worse I'll call back and try and get in earlier. I just want it all to be over and done with :(
Lifeofpies · 04/08/2017 15:06
I hear you on the getting it over and done with, that is why I opted for an ERPC... my paperwork says need for a recipe at procedure is 5 in 100 ('common'). But it sounds like your body is getting rid of anything retained.
Yes it's my second, this one at 8+5. Found it much more traumatic this time. Going to ask for a referral to the recurrent mc clinic because of my age (nearly 39) - imagine they'll say no so might look to go private.
Is the book good? Once I'm over physically the surgery I'd like to do more to help myself.
Hope you're looking after yourself / being looked after well. It's so hard isn't it. And very best wishes for ttc when the time is right
anxiouscrazycatlady · 04/08/2017 15:39
The book is good, lots of information and it gives me something to work towards as well.
I asked for a referral (although I'm only 30, but the exact same thing has happened twice - a bleed at 6 weeks, found a heart beat after that then stops around the 8 week mark.) I got told no as I've "only" miscarried twice and most of the time they don't find anything wrong. I was set on going private for tests but after a couple of days I looked at how expensive they were and got the book instead. I feel my body needs a few months break, 2 MMC and a lap surgery inbetween the two pregnancies has really taken it out of me.
Be kind to yourself x
Lifeofpies · 05/08/2017 09:43
Thanks so much anxious, I'm so sorry for everything you've been through
I've ordered a copy and also some supplements (coq10 and folate) as a start...
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