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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 10:48am

Hey ladies.. my name is Sonya, DH is Greg and we have a 2yo Nolan.... We found out on Dec. 10th that we had lost our baby.. I was supposed to be 11 weeks, but baby had no hb and measured at 8w6d..so had a d&c on the 11th..

Well I didnt really bleed or cramp after the procedure, but a few days ago, I started having a "period". Could that still have been from the d&c? or could it have been a period already?

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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 12:53pm
I would think that it is Probably still bleeding from the D&C ! You dont have a "Period" Tell your Levels drop all the way the Zero! Which takes a few weeks At least:)

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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 2:07pm
Hi Sonya. I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a missed m/c back in May and had a D&C as well. My HCG levels were very high and I got my first period around 32 days after the D&C. My HCG levels were still not at 0 so it is not necessarily true that you have to wait for them to drop to 0 before getting a period. In the research I did at the time, the earliest I saw anyone have a period post D&C was 2 weeks. So this may not be your period.

BUT, and here's the good news, you don't necessarily have to wait to ttc. My OB told me to wait 2 cycles as well before trying and I decided after doing a lot of reading and research that I would wait until I got one natural period and then try that cycle. So after the period that I got at 32 days post D&C we tried that cycle.

Anyways, good luck to you and I hope that things even out for you soon. There's so much variability as to when people get their periods back after D&C it's really hard to tell. I know that I didn't bleed or spot much more than a day or two after my procedure, but a week or ten days later I started bleeding again. Definitely not a period, but it was weird.

Keep us posted.

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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 3:22pm

Welcome to the board Sonya, so sorry for your loss.

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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 7:11pm
Hi Sonya, I'm sorry for your loss. It is very possible to have a period 2 weeks after your D&C. Is it like your normal periods? I had a D&C with my first miscarriage and my levels were back down to 0 within days and I was 9w4d and baby was right on size and was 100% alive with a perfect heartbeat 15 minutes prior to the miscarriage - I know because I was in the hospital and had an ultrasound. Anyway, it is possible that your levels dropped quickly and you ovulated and are having a period. It doesn't seem to happen that quickly for most women though. I also didn't have much bleeding or cramping after my D&C, but my period never did come back on it's own - I've had to bring it on with medicine about 75% of the time since then, and that was 11 years ago.

As far as trying again, most women just start trying when they are comfortable, or right away. I would definitely recommend doing as your doctor said because in the event you did try again right away and became pregnant, what if you miscarry again? You will totally blame yourself for not waiting. I think it's better to just do whatever your doc recommends. But, if you are ready earlier, ask your doc why they want you to wait. It may be medical reasons, or it may not. With my last loss, which was during the 35th week, my doc said I should wait 1 year before trying again. However, at my 6 week checkup, I asked why, he said basically emotional reasons, I told him I was ready and I requested clomid. He told me not yet. Then I called him 2 days later and asked again and he called in a prescription for me. Sometimes if you're ready, they're ready too.


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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 10:34am

Thanks everyone... I go to the dr. on Monday for my post op.. so I guess she'll check my levels then?

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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 1:32pm

With my post op they just did b/w but it may be different for other people.