D&C Advice M/Cment

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kat83's picture
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D&C Advice M/Cment

Ladies, I had a D&C On 10/4. I had minimal bleeding, more of spotting that day and the next, I started to bleed red and more heavily the 2nd day after. I have been bleeding ever since, that puts me at 21 days of heavier, red bleeding. I have passed several large clots, of which my OB and the on call OB isnt concerned with it, and I go in once a week to make sure my numbers are going down. My OB said that since my HCG numbers and such have gone down so drastically w in 2 wks time, that passing the clots and bleeding she isnt concerned with leaving any missed stuff in there, and that I may bleed for 3 more weeks. This is ridiculous. I want it to stop. Im obviously not going to get AF in Oct and want to start to get back to normal so I can start to see if my cycles are as normal as they were before the surgery so we can TTC in Jan.

How long did you bleed? We were told to not DTD until 1 wk after bleeding stops, but I gave in at the 3 wk mark, seriously, need the loving and more normalicy. Most things I read online says bleeding is minimal and lasts 2 wks usually. Crazy!!:eek:

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Joined: 07/17/11
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i'm so sorry that you are still bleeding. my d&c was on 10/20 and i only had light spotting one day then some light brown discharge the second day. i have worries but for the opposite reason. what gives?

i hope you get some answers about your bleeding. have you seen the doc? i don't think that much bleeding is normal.... that's my opinion.

Joined: 12/07/10
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I am so sorry for your loss. :bigarmhug:

I know how much it sucks to bleed and spot for ages. It's so frustrating to have to deal with when all you want to do is just move on. With my second loss I didn't have a D&C but I bled and spotted for 48 days. With my most recent loss I did have a D&C and I bled/spotted for 34 days and then had my period for 4 days and spotted for 20 days after. So a total of 58 days of spotting and bleeding.

I don't there is a "norm" for how your body reacts after a loss. Everyone and every loss is different. If you are honestly concerned then you should definitely seek medical attention. Either call your OB and demand an ultrasound or go to the ER.

I'm really sorry you have to go through this. Please take care of yourself and know there are ladies here that understand what you are going through and are always here for support if you need it.


yellow.rose.of.canada's picture
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I have no experience with D&C, I just wanted to say that I'm sorry and to let you know that you are in my thoughts. :bighug:

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FLSunshineMom's picture
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I have no experience with D&C's either, but I will say that the amount of bleeding you are describing doesn't "sound" normal to me. I would recommend getting a 2nd opinion.

So sorry for your loss. :bigarmhug:


kat83's picture
Joined: 04/27/07
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Finally I think the end is near! My hcg went from 1543 on 10/18 to 404 on 10/25 so Im thinking this week they should be near 0. I have stopped red bleeding and bleeding basically, the last 3 or 4 days its been very very minimal spotting and mainly stopping to the point where i can wear a pantyliner. So happy.I have my follow up from the d/c on Friday with her so hopefully that will be a good apt and 2 more months till we can start to try again. Thanks for the advice ladies!