D&C questions

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vbear's picture
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D&C questions

well went this am to get my blood drawn to be sure the levels were dropping and instead they went up slightly Sad So my Dr is pretty sure it is an ectopic preg which is very bad as I only have the one good tube and that is where she thinks it is.If the D&C confirms it is tubal they are giving me the meds to try to make my body let go of the preg.If not I may have to have surgery and lose my tube which would mean no chance of getting preg again Sad I have never had a D&C before ,my last m/c went naturally.What should i expect during and after it? Were you really sore after?How soon after did you go back to work?Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Joined: 03/16/15
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I had a D&E, which is a similar procedure, only less curretage (scraping of the uterus). But after the procedure for about an hour, maybe, the bleeding was heavy heavy, but once that subsided, it was light to spotting, for going on 6 weeks now :roll: I wasn't really sore at all. There was some slight cramping but nothing even worth lying on the couch for. I had surgery on Thursday, and was back running 2 miles on Monday. If I worked, I wouldn't have needed any time off for physical recovery.

Now, the emotional part, that is a WHOLE different story. After the procedure I did feel like a weight had been lifted, in a way. But it took about a month before I really felt "normal" again. I think you should take maybe a couple of days or so from work to grieve at home. For me, I wanted to get back to my normal routine, as that was part of the healing process for me you know? I spent the week I lost the baby crying, and recovering. One week after we knew the baby was gone, I was ready to return to real life and begin to face life again, so to speak.

I am so sorry for your loss. :bighug:

vbear's picture
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Thank you,at least it sounds like the physical recovery won't be too bad.Now i just hope for good results with the meds so we can save my tube or my emotional recovery may take alot longer

Joined: 03/16/15
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Physically, miscarriage, even at 15+ weeks for me, was nothing more than an annoying wonky, very long, period (after the surgery, I mean).

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that the meds work for you and your tube can be saved.

Shelly