Ultra Sound didn't go well.. (m/c ment)

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Ultra Sound didn't go well.. (m/c ment)

It really sucks when you are going excited and with anticipation to see your baby for the first time..

The ultra sound tech couldn't tell me much and wouldn't show me anything.. so I had to go home and call the dr...

Apparently there was no fetal heartbeat and they think it stopped last week.. Sad I've had no spotting or bleeding yet.. my doctor is calling it a miscarriage they made me an appoint on Tues to see my dr.

I guess if it doesn't come out naturally I may need a d&c which I've never had done it scares me, is it going to hurt? I don't know what to expect.

Me and Dh are really sad by this. :confused::(

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through the same thing nearly 3 months ago and it's so hard. I have had 2 D&Cs and they did not hurt. I was in more pain after waking up from the surgery. They will give you some medicine and put you to sleep. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and then they'll put you in recovery until you're ready to go home. Again, I'm so sorry Sad If you have any questions about the D&C, you can always PM me :bigarmhug:

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I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have any experience with the D&Cs as all my m/c were early on and came "naturally". I just wanted to offer my condolences.

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I am so sorry. I had one d/c and one d/e. I had my d/c after delivering my 16 weeks old daughter. They could not get the placenta to deliver, no it did not hurt. I had a d/e for a miscarriage at 6 weeks, I did not want the miscarriage to happen naturally because I was so scared from the first loss. PM me if you need anything.

Again I am so sorry.
Robin

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I am so sorry for your loss. :bighug:

This is a great place to come when you need to just "feel."

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I'm so sorry for your loss. We're all here to listen.
I had a d&c, it doesn't normally hurt very much. Mine went poorly, but my pregnancy was ectopic for all intents and purposes. A d&c for a uterine pregnancy shouldn't hurt much, expect some bleeding and a bit of cramping for a few days. A hot water bottle helps with the cramps. Depending on how early your loss is, you might have the option of a d&s, where a suction catheter is used rather than a sharp curette. Talk to you obgyn about what options you have, the suction is less traumatic to your uterus.
Hope all goes as well as it can, sending hugs your way.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. :bigarmhug:

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I was 11weeks & 2days

do they put you to sleep for the D&C

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"HarleyGurl" wrote:

I was 11weeks & 2days

do they put you to sleep for the D&C

That may be a bit late for a d&s, but talk to your obgyn to see if you have the option.

Some places will put you to sleep, some will do a local anesthetic and a sedative or a spinal block (like an epidural but not a continuous feed) and a sedative. Whichever way, you'll be pretty out of it. You'll probably go home with some milder pain meds, I got tylenol with codene.
I'm a medical student, haven't gone through my obgyn rotation yet, but once I knew that I had to have a d&c I read up and talked to the obgyns to find out all my options and all possible risks and complications. Feel free to PM me if you want to know anything else.
Hope it turns out okay for you
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I am so sorry. Hugs.

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My dr is the one that said a d&c I'll know
more after Tuesday when I see him ugh Sad

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Hang in there.

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Stacey, hope it is okay to answer you here.

I had a d&c, or d&s at 11wks or so. From what my doc's nurse said, they only do suction ones these days, but I don't know if that is true everywhere. I have had two d&cs, and was put under general anesthesia for both. The cramping after was not horrible, but the pain meds did help. I did not want to feel terrible pains knowing it was because I was no longer pregnant.

The first time around I waited for a natural m/c, I waited about 2.5wks before I had the d&c. The second time around, I was ready for a d&c that day. The first time I waited and every time I had a spot, cramp or anything, I was sure that the m/c would start, and it was emotional torture. The second time I just wanted it over. I was so scared the first time of having surgery, but really, it was not bad at all.

Hugs and prayers hon, I am just so sorry. If you have ANY questions, I am a pretty open book, so ask my anything. My heart just hurts for you.

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

Stacey, hope it is okay to answer you here.

I had a d&c, or d&s at 11wks or so. From what my doc's nurse said, they only do suction ones these days, but I don't know if that is true everywhere. I have had two d&cs, and was put under general anesthesia for both. The cramping after was not horrible, but the pain meds did help. I did not want to feel terrible pains knowing it was because I was no longer pregnant.

The first time around I waited for a natural m/c, I waited about 2.5wks before I had the d&c. The second time around, I was ready for a d&c that day. The first time I waited and every time I had a spot, cramp or anything, I was sure that the m/c would start, and it was emotional torture. The second time I just wanted it over. I was so scared the first time of having surgery, but really, it was not bad at all.

Hugs and prayers hon, I am just so sorry. If you have ANY questions, I am a pretty open book, so ask my anything. My heart just hurts for you.

Thanks.

I woke up this am and had really really light spotting.. it went away now.. so I am just stuck in limbo..

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So sorry about your loss. I was scheduled for my D&C tomorrow morning but now nature is taking over. So the spotting could be a good sign & perhaps you will not need a D&C.

Jennifer

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I ended up having a d&c Wednesday a week ago today actually (also it was the same day I would have hit 12weeks ugh) the day before I was having very bad cramping/contractions every 4min lasting a minute with some bleeding and clotting up until they took me in for surgery I was in sooooo much pain.

I'm doing better.. I'm back at work.. it's more emotional healing now than anything.

Thanks again for all the kind words and support

Sorry I think I must of left my siggy on when I was posting previous.. my mind was like not there..

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Being at work could be a good thing, helps keep your mind busy. The emotional part is always the hardest though but day by day, things will get better.

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Jennifer

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I have had numerous D&C's. I was put to sleep every time. I had terrible cramps and light bleeding for a few days. The cramping is kind of like a bad period. They will usually send you home with a prescription for ibuprofen (800 mg). I found that a hot water bottle really helps. It is normal to be scared but it is not as bad as you might think. I ma very sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry you had to go through this too. I think you commented on my post in the March 2010 board (I had a similar experience-went for the 12 week 4 day u/s and there was no heartbeat).

I'm glad to hear your D+C went so well and that you were back at work shortly after. I took the pills and THEN I needed a D+C and I bled so much I almost needed a blood transfusion.

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