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new here w/ questions?

Hi all this was my first miscarraige and I was almost 5 weeks went in to see the dr because of bleeding and he said my levels were showing not being pregnant now so they thought it was def mc all hcg levels showed the same thing so I was sent home told to rest up and now I have to go back there on the 18th for an exam i guess, I didnt need to have a d&c i guess because I was so early does this sound right or will I be told about a d&c at the next visit ? Im so lost right now I really dont know how to feel or even what to expect the dr's were not much help. Thank you for letting me vent my confusion out.

Joined: 03/16/15
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I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't have a d&c with mine, I just bled for about a week.

Joined: 02/05/06
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So sorry for your loss. I don't know what to say about the D&C. Maybe you dr. is waintong to see if your body will take care of it naturally. D&C's are not fun, well nothing about what you are going through is fun. Hang in there. This is a great place to ask questions, vent and get emotional support.

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Joined: 08/09/05
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I am so sorry for your loss.


From what i have learned from the girls here, if your HCG levels were back to zero then you won't need to have a D&C. If your body didn't take care of things itself then your levels probably wouldn't have fallen back. I don't know what you should expect from your appointment though. Perhaps someone else will be able to offer advice on that.

Again honey, i am sorry you have had to seek us out, but it's a great place to come for support at such a difficult time. :giveflower:

Sarah. x

Joined: 11/19/05
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I am so sorry for the loss of your baby Sad

Every doc is different in regards to what they will do, during a check up after an early loss....

Some will check your levels through blood testing...Others will check you out via ultrasound...And others will do an internal to see that all is going back to the way it was prior to pregnancy....make sure infection is not present...discuss any physical limitations...exercising, intimacy, ttc again...

If you are having difficulty with your have come to the right board :bighug: ...Post about whatever they may be...Even if your post seems to make no sense to will to many of us...I am hoping we will be able to help you to work through them...

Try and just focus on today. This will be enough for you to handle :bighug:


Joined: 03/16/15
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I am so sorry for your loss. You may not need a D&C. I had one (I m/c at 8 weeks) and the D&C itself wasn't physically hard, but it was extremely hard emotionally and psychologically.

This is a great board to come to--we all know what you are going through.


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Joined: 01/13/07
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I am so very sorry for your loss. This is the right place to be to let things out and to get advice, reassurance, or just a shoulder to cry on. I am sorry that you have a need for a board like this, but I am so very thankful that you found it. I wish you peace and serenity.


Joined: 12/09/06
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

I was 11 1/2 weeks with my loss and did not have a D&C. It took a while for my levels to go down but I preferred the natural route. I'm guessing the appt will be for an hcg check and to see how you are doing in general.


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I am so sorry for your loss. I don't have any answers to your questions but just want you to know that we are here for you.


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Hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. I would agree with pp. If your levels are down, then you would not have need of a d&c. My levels were going nowhere, so after a few weeks I chose a d&c. If you can do it naturally, it really is better.

This board of women are fabulous. They have helped me immensely with answering questions and being emotional support.

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Im so sorry you have to be here, but welcome and I hope we can help.

I can only speak from my personal experience, but I would say that you wont need a D&C hopefully, because it sounds like your body may take care of it by itself.. My first mc I was 7 weeks. I bled for two weeks but was told to just stay at home and rest and that my body would take care of it. But I had complications of some sort (I don't know exactly what caused it) and I ended up in emergency with really severe pain. I passed one baby naturally while at the hospital on a morphine drip, and then they sent me home, but later that night I was still in agony so I went to a different hospital and they found that I had another baby that hadnt passed naturally. So I had a D&C because of the pain. My second mc was also twins but I was further along so my hormone levels were so high that I had no bleeding and pain, and while I could have mc naturally, the doctors decided on a D&C to save me the emotional pain of carrying the babies for what they estimated could have been weeks or months, waiting for the mc to happen.

I hope for your sake you can avoid a D&C and just focus on healing emotionally.

Joined: 03/16/15
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I am so sorry for you loss. I agree that if your levels are down to below 5 than you don't need a D/C. I actually delivered my daughter at 16weeks and then needed a D/C because of the placenta not coming out.
You came to the right place for advice and support. The ladies here are fabulous and know exactly how you feel.

Let us know if you need anything. We are here for you.

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I'm so sorry about your loss. For an early loss, my Dr lets me go naturally if I'm already bleeding. TMI--he told me as long as I'm passing clots and having heavy, red bleeding, then my body is ridding itself of my pregnancy and a D&C is not necessary. He also has me take a HPT a week after I start bleeding to make sure it's gone to negative, if not, I'm to call him. If you're in a lot of pain or if something just doesn't feel right, please call your Dr immediately hon.


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