For those who have had a D & C after a(m

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For those who have had a D & C after a(m
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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 9:46am
miscarriage...how long did you bleed? I've had one before but this one seems different. I had almost NO bleeding the first week and now only when I go to the bathroom mostly, is there dark blood (sorry to be graphic) but not that much in my pad. It seems much darker than it was last week. Just wondered if that was common.

I have an appt. next week with my doctor for a follow-up. I'll ask him then but wondered if there was reason for concern.

Thanks!

Sandy

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 8:49pm
First let me say I am very sorry you had to go through this experience. I also had to have a D&C when no h/b was found after an u/s. I was 8 weeks pg. I had absolutely NO bleeding at all after the D&C. I was very surprised as I expected to have a rather heavey AF. Guess my RE really cleaned out everything! Don't be concerned if there is no bleeding... guess your doctor just did a good job. Take time to heal. AF returned for me about 6 weeks later and we started to TTC immediately. Best wishes.... Pat
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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 8:38pm
Hi Molly,

I'm going to wait for at least once full cycle before trying and I'll tell you why, I've read that if you don't know when your last menstural period was, any pregnancy will be totally messed up with dates and they'll have to rely on ultrasounds to date you which could be full of anxiety wondering how far along you are and when you should see a heartbeat etc. My doctor always told me to wait 3 cycle before trying but I know he's on the conversative side. I'll probably wait out two.

I'm sorry you are going through this too...I hope and pray we'll both be together again on the pregnant over 40 board!



HUGS,

Sandy

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 8:26pm


Hi Sandy:

When I had my D&C last year I had no bleeding, I thought something was wrong,

I mean none - I was worried they scraped my whole uterus bone clean - anyway it took six weeks and then I got my first AF which was really heavy. I just think it is different with everyone but if you think about it they are taking out the linning so that is why

probably just the brown blood.

I bled for four days and then nothing today - I went to the doctors yesterday and they

said everything looked good and I didn't need a D&C. Now it is just waiting for "o", I think I will start trying and not wait for the first AF. What are you going to do?

How are you feeling? I am sorry we are going through this but glad to have someone who knows how I feel.

Hugs Molly

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 9:55am
Sandy,

I have had 3 D&Cs :( and the pattern varied. I didn't have a lot of bleeding with any of them but the last one I had nothing and then bled moderately for almost a week. There is a lot of good info at http://www.pregnancyloss.info/recovery.htm if you want to reassure yourself.

Take care.

- Ann