Quest about mc?

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Quest about mc?

How long did it take for any of you who have gone through this, after you found out the pregnancy was not going well, how long did it take for the mc to start? I found out a week ago that things didnt look good, and Im still waiting for the symptoms to start. I am glad I have made it this long, and actually hope to make it until my dh gets home on Fri, but, I am walking around a basketcase just waiting for it to start so it can be over and I can get on with the process of getting over it.

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Joined: 03/09/07
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It took about 4 days for me. But I was on progesterone to help me keep the pregnancy, so after I stopped it I m/c'd 4 days later. The waiting is really hard, at least it was for me. I was glad to be able to still be pregnant for a little while longer, but then I dreaded the actual m/c and all the emotions it brought on.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Joined: 03/16/15
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I think, it generally takes longer the further along you are. I was 15 weeks + when I found out the baby was gone, though he'd probably passed 1-2 previous. I didn't have a single cramp until the day after I was bleeding and found out he was gone. The next day nothing, no bleeding, no cramping. Finally I had a D&E.

FYI, you can ask your doc for a drug called Cytotec. It will make you miscarry. I had a friend take it twice to avoid a D&C

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I am sorry that you are having to go through this.


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Like the PP, I was about 16 weeks when I found out my baby had passed away. I had no symptoms at all and my body showed no signs of miscarrying by itself, so my doctor advised me not to wait any longer. I had to have a D&C.


Joined: 09/18/07
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Just want to send a hug.:bigarmhug:

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I agree that the later the loss, the longer you will probably have to wait. Both of my mc's were early so I started bleeding soon after finding out. I hope you are doing ok. Hang in there.

Joined: 04/13/04
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My loss was early and it took about 5 days after I knew my HCG levels were dropping before the m/c occured naturally. If you are worried please speak with your Dr.


Joined: 11/30/07
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Im so sorry for your loss and that you have to go through this. I found out that I had had a missed miscarriage around 9 weeks, then I had a d & c a week later as I did not miscarry. Women do not always miscarry naturally, and that is why some end up having to go for a d & c. Your options are waiting for it to happen naturally (my doctor advised me this could take many weeks) to go for a d & c, or take pills to help induce the miscarraige (these are not always effective though - some women still end up needing a d & c) This is a difficult and upsetting choice to have to make, and I have been where you are now. Hope this info helps. If you want to talk, feel free to pm me. Hugs to you.

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Joined: 12/31/07
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I had a missed m/c. I didn't find out until nearly 11 weeks and the baby had died at 6.5 weeks. I knew somthing was wrong but all the midwives I spoke to said that what I was experiancing was normal. Then at 10.5 weeks I started bleeding so I went to hospital and found out that my baby had died a long time before. Then on the day I would have been 11 weeks I had my m/c.
That would mean that if I had got a scan when I though something was wrong it would have taken me nearly 5 weeks to misscarry. If I had known I would have had a D&C but it eventually happend by itself.

I hope this helps you just on how long the time can be!!!

I'm sorry for your loss (((hugs)))

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Joined: 10/11/05
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My losses were all imediate so I can't answer you hun. But I just wanted to send you some HUGS!

I'm so sorry you are going through this.

Joined: 03/16/15
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It can take some time even weeks and then it may not happen. I would keep in touch with your dr and see what he says. If you dont like his answer get a second opinion.