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Should I have been offered some form of follow up after m/c?

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pepperpots · 23/02/2009 12:38

I am 2 days ERPC I have experienced fertility issues for over 4 years. Including previous m/c and ruptured ectopic. This m/c was dragged out for almost 2 weeks when an ERPC was decided on Saturday... I was sent home yesterday without so much as a goodbye
Should I have been offered a follow-up appointment or should I just go and see my GP?
Thanks for any advice.

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cmotdibbler · 23/02/2009 12:40

In an ideal world you would have got some follow up, but in reality you don't . I had 3 mc's, 2 of which were ERPC and no followup to speak of. GP sympathetic, but said that there wasn't anything to do.

I'm so sorry that you are going through mc

pepperpots · 23/02/2009 12:42

Oh well as long as it's not just me... good ol' NHS huh?

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2manychips · 23/02/2009 15:26

pepperpots I was offered a visit from the district nurse(wasnt too sure why) and advised to see gp a month from erpc.

extremelychocolateymilkroll · 23/02/2009 16:59

Have you had any investigations done into your previous miscarriage? I had a mmc and went to see a doctor privately - cost about £150 - and he did some blood tests including the NK cells one. You really don't want to wait until you've had 3 mcs for things to be investigated if you can afford to look into things privately. Good luck and sorry to hear that you have gone through this. I've been told that the only good thing about a mc is that it shows that you CAN conceive.

pecanpie · 23/02/2009 17:57

There's no follow up straight after mmc even privately unless they have done some tests or investigations at the time of the ERPC - such as karyotyping (genetic tests), but they need to carry out the ERPC to start that kind of follow up. Last time I had karyotyping, this time, I went private (covered by health insurance) to fix an NHS botched job and there is unlikely to be any follow up unless there is something wrong with the bits the NHS missed.

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