How long did you cramp after d&c

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long did you cramp?
    1-2 days : (11 votes)
    79 %
    3-4 days : (1 votes)
    7 %
    5-6 days : (2 votes)
    14 %
    7+ days : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I actually didn’t have any cramping after my d&c. I opted for it because I had to stand up in a wedding that week, so of course didn’t want to worry about miscarrying then. I had the d&c and the next day hosted a bachelorette party. I didn’t need any pain medicine, I took some ibuprofen as a preventative thing that day but don’t remember being in any discomfort. It really is just the emotional side that was difficult.

    Post # 4
    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had some mild cramping immediately after the procedure but nothing major. I don’t think I had cramps again after that first day.

    Post # 5
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I had a tiny bit the afternoon of the precedure (and maybe a couple spots of blood). That was it. I was surprised at the lack of anything afterwards.

    Post # 7
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @asphodel:  It’s been just over a year but I’m pretty sure it was only for a couple days at most. Mine was non-pregnancy related though.

    Post # 8
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did not have any cramping following my D&C either. I was taking some pain meds because I got a completely unrelated lower back muscle spasm. I get them from time to time. But even on pain meds before the D&C I could feel the cramping so I know there were none after the procedure.

    Post # 9
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    Maybe like an hour for me. It didn’t really bother me.

    Post # 10
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    No more than a couple days, my tummy just felt sore/ numb.

    Post # 11
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I only had cramping the day of.  I think because they gave me two bags of pitocin after.  I did bleed for about 2 weeks but it was a 2nd trimester loss so I think that makes a difference.

    Post # 12
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I unfortunately had a d&c the night before I flew to italy for our (6 months later) honeymoon. I had mild cramping on the plane but the next two days I passed big blood clots while wandering around the streets of venicE and it was pretty uncomfortable. Only a few days though…

    Post # 13
    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @asphodel:  Partly commenting to follow.

    I had a D&C last Sat. I had fairly bad cramping after and then nothing for a day. In the last couple of days though, it’s been quite bad. A little better today but I’m still taking ibuprofen and paracetamol every four hours to keep it at bay.

    Do you mind me asking about your experience?

    Post # 15
    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @asphodel:  You’re so good to respond to me on your own thread. I’m glad that someone went through exactly the same. I actually started bleeding again this eve which makes sense. I’m so sorry that you had to go through this too xxx 

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