Stupid bleeding!!

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Stupid bleeding!!

Anyone has any thoughts, please pass them along.

I bled for about 2 weeks after my D&E. I stopped for about two weeks, then started bleeding again. I tohught, ok this is my first period since the loss. It totally surprised me since I was 15 weeks along, I never imagined AF would return so quickly. So that bleeding lasted about 3 days, then nothing for 2 days. Then this morning, after my workout, (TMI warning) my underwear were covered with blood. WTH?? This is driving me batty!!! Now, nothing. It was like a big gush, and that was it :confused:

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I was told that I can bleed on and off for up to 6 weeks. Some days nothing, some days brown, some days red... totally not what you want to hear huh?

I've been too chicken to go without protection...

Good Luck

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m/c ment

I was told I could bleed for a while after my m/c. I stopped bleeding after about a week and then I've had on and off brown and red. (m/c was 3 weeks ago now but I haven't soptted in 3 days-woot!)

I have been given the all clear from the hospital so it's just cos my insides are a bit sensative still I guess.

You should go and see your doc though just to make sure that everything is ok if you have been bleeding loads still, well I would but I worry Smile

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Could it have been from the workout? I have to wear a pad on top of my normal tampon during my cycle when I work out. If I don't then I have a ruined pair of underwear. Just a thought. I hope that things get better soon.

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I have had this happen before...Could have just been from the work out..Or could be poc (hate that word) left over..

I would ask your doc to do an ultrasound, just to make sure all the poc is gone....When one has a D&C, there is a chance of a repeat being needed (this happened to be a few times) as the doc cannot **see** what he is doing in there.. (he can check via hysteroscopy...but this is not normal practice unless one is seeing a gyno/oncologist...for example)

I hope the bleeding stops soon..

You may have mentioned already....But have you checked to see that your beta is back down?

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No, he hasn't checked my levels, but I did have an u/s about 10 days post op and he sais my uterus looked clear. He never acted like there was any reason to be concerned (maybe because it was D&E??). Maybe D&Es are more sucessful by way of extracting all fetal material?? I don't know, but he never said I needed to come back after my two weeks post surgery. Is that not typical?

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Hmmmm, if he checked to make sure that all as clear 10 days after the D&E, then, all should be clear...

You could just take a preg. test to see if all the hcg is out of your system...If the preg test shows that it is, I would then have him check to see where you are at by way of a blood test.

D&E's are not necessarily more successful in extracting fetal material....They are much more gentle on the uterus though...No scraping (you would have this with a D&C) ...which lessens chances of Ashers syndrome (which can cause uterine scarring and implantation failure for a future preg) as a result.

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Yeah, I can't bring myself to take a preg. test. In fact, I have been amazed at the women are the board that are doing this regularly. My heart just can't take that. I can't imagine the hurt associated with seeing a + and knowing it isn't so. :cry: I am just going to ride this out. It seems to be associated with exercise, because every time I run, I bleed, then it stops.

Thanks for responding, Marie. I am assuming it is just a little more abnormal for me because I was further along that most m/c and so the recovery is going to a little less than typical. It doesn't seem to me to be a cause for concern, it is just annoying. I'm due for an annual in about a month anyway.

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"Mom22Boys+1Angel" wrote:

Yeah, I can't bring myself to take a preg. test. In fact, I have been amazed at the women are the board that are doing this regularly. My heart just can't take that. I can't imagine the hurt associated with seeing a + and knowing it isn't so. :cry: I am just going to ride this out. It seems to be associated with exercise, because every time I run, I bleed, then it stops.

Thanks for responding, Marie. I am assuming it is just a little more abnormal for me because I was further along that most m/c and so the recovery is going to a little less than typical. It doesn't seem to me to be a cause for concern, it is just annoying. I'm due for an annual in about a month anyway.

Taking the preg test.......not an easy one, I know :(...I always dreaded taking one. With some of my losses..I would have to go in weekly to have my beta checked. I used to get so hurt that it would not be back to normal...Having that *count* still be there was always a slap in the face of sorts...But in my situation, regardless of the horrible pain involved in checking...I had to ttc asap due to my age...If I were younger, I would have waited it out...

I am sure that you are right...more than likely the running that is causing the bleeding :bighug:

Marie

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I had a miscarriage on Friday, February 1. I had my blood drawn on Monday and Wednesday and I called my doctor on Thursday and Friday and they said that they still didn't have the results. Should I take a home pregnancy test?

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"StephanieJune" wrote:

I had a miscarriage on Friday, February 1. I had my blood drawn on Monday and Wednesday and I called my doctor on Thursday and Friday and they said that they still didn't have the results. Should I take a home pregnancy test?

only if you want to see if you are pulling negative yet..

Since your doc checked your blood late last week...I would wait for them to call you with the results...Or, better yet, I would call them today..They should have the results in by now..

I am so sorry for your loss Sad

Marie

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Thank you. I just try to focus on the positive things, like the fact that my boyfriend Chris is so supportive, and that I don't have to tell my dad that I was pregnant now, and that I can continue going to college in the fall.

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There is no real reason to be concerned about your scores if you aren't wanting to TTC again right away, anyways. As long as they are going down, that is all that matters, so that is all they are checking for you anyway....making sure they are going down. Staying the same or going up will indicate a problem that needs to be dealt with. Don't put yourself through the pregnancy test. If you aren't looking to TTC, it is just unnecessarly painful.

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Thank you for the advice. I want to TTC again right away, but my boyfriend wants to wait until we are married, so I don't really need to know what my hormone levels are. It is probably best that I wait a few years anyway, since I am still in college.