Quest. about S&C or D&C

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Quest. about S&C or D&C

I had my S&C this morning, and aside from feeling empty inside, I feel alright for now. I haven't had a lot of cramping or bleeding. When does that start so I can try to prepare myself. Also, how long until your period came back? I've heard anywhere from 4-8 weeks...

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Hugs.

I think I got my period around 4-5 weeks after my losses.

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For me, between 4-6 weeks. After m/c #1, it was 4 weeks exactly. After m/c #2 it was about 5-6 weeks I think.

I bled right after the D&C for a day or so and it got lighter as time went on. Glad to hear you're doing as well as you are...hang in there.

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Holly, what does the S in S&C stand for? Suction? Sorry, I have not heard that term before.

For me, I bled on and off (both times) for 10-12 days, much of that was spotting. The pain was more on and off as well. My first af came back 36 days after the d&c, both times.

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

Holly, what does the S in S&C stand for? Suction? Sorry, I have not heard that term before.

Yes, the S stands for suction. I had never heard it said like that before, but when I talked to my doctor she said "You will have an S&C, not a D&C." Not sure how exactly their different :shrug: Thanks for the replies ladies. Some minutes I'm just ready to get it back so we can start trying again, and then other minutes I'm in tears. Agh Sad

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Hugs Holly.

Interesting, I had to go look up curettage in the dictionary, which just means surgery. I guess I had s&cs also, but they just called it a suction d&c.

Anyhow, hugs and prayers, and whether you are ready to ttc or not, you should join us over at the ttcal board, I have found much solace there as well.

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((((HUGS))))) I cannot answer your questions but did want to let you know that I am very sorry to learn of your loss. That rollercoaster ride between wanting to try again and being in tears over even *thinking* about it can be difficult.

I did want to let you know that you are welcome to join our chat with your midwife, Cynthia Flynn, tonight at 9 pm Eastern. She would be able to answer your questions on what to expect regarding your return to cycle and any others you may have.

Thinking of you!

~Missy

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Hey hun! I was on the NOvember 2009 board with you. I had my D&C last night but mine was surgical... was yours?
I to feel empty but I have had cramping and backache.
I just wanted to share in your pain and loss.
I was wondering the same thing about AF.
Hope someone has some answers for you.
Take it easy hun. Prayers are with you!

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^^^^ Hugs, I am sorry for your loss.^^^

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