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Missed miscarriage advice after procedure?
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KAY8815 · 02/07/2018 13:14

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone has advice as this was my first pregnancy. I don't usually do stuff like this ( not very tech savvy) it's taken me ages to figure out how to do a new thread! I've just had the most terrible time over the last few weeks and these threads seem to help me a little.

I'll give you the background- Myself and my husband planned to try for a baby for the first time after 10 years together, 3 years married, and we were suprised but happy that we became pregnant quickly. I have now been told i had a missed miscarriage. I had absolutely no bleeding or anything and all the symptoms of pregnancy up until my 12 week scan. It was a horrible shock when the screen showed what appeared to be an empty but growing womb. I had an internal scan and they found a small fetus in the lining with no heartbeat approx 6 weeks and 1 day. They asked us to wait 1 week to re-scan to check the dates which we did but already new they were correct.

As my body was still showing no signs of miscarrying naturally i went for medical management with vaginal pessaries and tablets. Part of me wanted to see it and prove to myself that i was pregnant!!! It was like my body had tricked me and i had fully expected to see my baby at that scan. After medical management i ended up in A&E after 5 hours of heavy gushing blood and clots. They removed the pregnancy tissue there with no pain relief to stem the bleeding and the doc said she was confident she had it all. I was admitted to the ward and re-scanned later next morning. The scan showed there was still pregnancy tissue and the doc suggested we try more medical management oral pills which i took and went home. Lots of horrible bowel movements but nothing happened. I was told to wait 48 hours, still nothing.

I had another scan where they found further 'vascularity' missed previously up at the top of my womb. I am told this means blood supply suggesting my body is still feeding pregnancy tissue. They agreed MVA was the next step. I had further vaginal pessaries to open the cervix back up and a cup of pain killers. I was told i would be given antibiotics up the back passage but never had that. The procedure was maybe 10 mins altogether as not much left to be removed from what i gather (17mm). They opened up my cervix with one of those plastic contraptions they use for smear tests. Uncomfortable but the doc was good at pre-warning what to expect. He gave me local anaesthetic injections in to my vagina which sting but it was ok. The tissue removal causes intense painful cramps but that part maybe took 2 minutes. I broke down afterwards. I was sent home.

The bleeding is light and on and off. Its been 3 days. I went in again on Saturday as i have had some pain/cramps/soreness since. The worst was Saturday morning. It was a painful pressure and cramping when peeing. They took a urine sample, confirmed pregnancy test is still positive but to be expected for a few weeks, they ruled out a urine infection but said the pain is most likely infection from the procedure. Doc gave me a weeks antibiotics and sent me home. Im really worried about infection causing further issues as we want to try again as soon as possible and also prove to myself that i can have a child. I just want this whole thing to be over so we can move on. Its frustrating having to wait another 3 weeks to see if it is all gone.

I still had some pain on one side this morning again and dull tight cramps in my cervix going to my bum, but the pain / soreness only seems to be in waking before i have been to the loo. I hope this goes soon. The nurses have been so good with me all the way through but i just dont understand why wait 3 weeks and do a test when the sonographers room is on the same ward? I don't know if there is a reason why not. Has anyone else experienced pains like this after MVA? Im also worried they still havent got it all out. Sorry for the long post x

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PinstripeElephant · 02/07/2018 16:01

I'm so, so sorry. If I'm honest, this sounds incredibly mismanaged. Something that was truly awful, didn't need to be dragged out this way. I too, don't see why you need to wait three weeks.

I'd imagine you have a lot of internal bruising, particularly around your bladder. I think it took around 2 weeks after my MVA for everything to feel a bit more 'normal'. I remember being really crampy, but don't recall it being one sided.

I'm hoping someone will be along with a more recent experience than me.

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KAY8815 · 02/07/2018 16:18

Thanks PinstripeElephant. If I'm no better tomorrow i'll call the hospital again and see if there's anything more they can do for me. I just hope i get a negative result in 3 weeks and dont have to go through it all again x

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PinstripeElephant · 02/07/2018 19:28

The one sided pain is a bit worrying Sad if it's not better tomorrow, I'd give them a call. They may arrange a scan just to take a look. I know it's so hard to tell when it's this warm, but have you taken your temperature? Any foul smelling discharge? Do you have DH around to keep an eye on you?

My concern about you having to wait for three weeks is that it's a long time to be potentially having any retained product inside of you.

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PinstripeElephant · 02/07/2018 19:29

How're you feeling though OP? I remember all too well how shitty it feels emotionally.

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KAY8815 · 02/07/2018 21:09

I haven't got a temperature or any discharge and the bleeding is minimal. I've not had the pains this evening so will see how i am in the morning. DH is working but i have my sister and Mum not too far away. Emotions wise it comes in waves. The day after the MVA i was so angry at everything!! After that just cried all day. Just been for a hypnotherapy session tonight- very relaxing. Every little helps anyway. Just taking it a day at a time. Thanks for your help x

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