(Closed) Possible Miscarriage – (probably long, and TMI)

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I can not offer any info on if this is a MC, I just wanted to offer hugs and prayers.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First of all, I’m so sorry you’re going through this.  I know the angst, worry and waiting must be driving you crazy.  I’m sorry your doctor wasn’t able to give you a more definitive answer to either allow you to hope or help you start to accept what may be happening.

About the timing, were you charting?  Do you know for a fact when you ovulated or do you just know when your LMP was? 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did the doctor say that it may be a blighted ovum? That can happen if the placental sac develops but there is no embryo inside. A good friend of mine went through a  similar experience two years ago. Especially if you’re seeing clots, I’d say it sounds like a miscarriage (but I’m not a doctor).

I’m so sorry you’re going through this.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hoping for the best for you! I know how hard this wait must be x

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MrsSunshine:  Aww, I’m sorry you’re going through this. If the blood is constant, bright red, and you have clots, I would prepare myself to hear some unpleasant news. Try to relax and stay off your feet, don’t use tampons for the bleeding, and remember to breathe. Controlled breathing definitely helps with the pain.

I’m so sorry you’re in limbo, and I’ll be hoping for a favorable outcome for you.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry for what you are going through.  Based on what you’ve described, it does sound like you miscarried.  I echo the PP advice about not using tampons.  My m/c  was diagnosed at about 9 weeks when we had an ultrasound and the tech couldn’t find anything on the u/s.  Mine was a blighted ovum, and that may be what you had as well. When you go in for the 2nd blood draw, you can get more information from the doctor about what to do, when you can try again, etc. ((hugs)) and prayers for you and your family.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MrsSunshine:  It’s ok. It’s a scary spot to be in, especially if you’ve never done it before. We’ll help you through it. My experience is very similar to the one above. The bleeding was about the same as AF at first, and I was a bit puzzled by that too, until maybe 5 days in. At night, I’d have severe cramps in my back and abdomen that lasted for a few hours. I used a heating pad on each side to alleviate the pain. Those back cramps were worse than the abdomen, in all honesty.

On the 10th day, I finally passed the pregnancy, and the cramps were over. My experience may not be typical, however. Some people will get the worst of it out of the way on the front end, mine happened in the back end, but when it was over, it’s over. You’ll know it when you see it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Just wanted to give my support and say that I’m so sorry you’re going through this. (((((HUGS)))))

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MrsSunshine:  That’s probably best. If a circumstance like this doesn’t prompt your doctor to be empathetic, informative, and supportive, can you imagine spending 9 whole months with the guy, and then guiding you through birth? Yuck. If you don’t have confidence in him now, I doubt it will get stronger.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

First of all, lots of big hugs from me. I went through a miscarriage at 7 weeks before my current pregnancy. I don’t want to say 100% that you’re experiencing that because I’m not a doctor, but my experience sounded similar to yours. I had light pink bleeding one afternoon only when I wiped. Two days later, I saw really light red blood when wiping, but no cramping and just tried to take it easy that day. I went to a doctor the next day and they did the same HGC tests, but like you I hadn’t had earlier blood tests to compare the numbers to, but I think the numbers were close to yours and the doctors did say that my  numbers were too low for the week I was in. Later that night I passed enough blood and clots that it felt like a real period. i never had much cramping, but at that point, I just knew it was a miscarriage. I canceled the second doctor’s appointment because I knew what happened. A couple of days later, I took a pregnancy test again and no longer saw the second line.

I don’t recommend canceling your next doctor’s appointment, especially if you’re not sure. It’s nice to get confirmation either way. No matter what you find out, my thoughts are with you right now.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsSunshine:  At this point, it likely will be better emotionally to accept that the worst case scenario happens.  With my blighted ovum, the clots were exactly as you described and I passed them about a day after I started really bleeding, and the cramping was like bad period cramps.  Since the blighted ovum doesn’t actually develop into a fetal pole, you don’t end up passing very much tissue; most of it is the uterine lining like in a regular period.  I would definitely thing about switching docs or at least request that he be more up front with you instead of just sending you out without any answers.  Also, one thing to request when you try again is to get your progesterone levels tested as soon as you get a BFP.  Low progesterone can cause an early pregnancy to fail to develop further and supplements can make a huge difference if your levels are low.  I suspected low progesterone was the cause of my m/c, and when I got pregnant again (the next full cycle), my levels were tested and were indeed low.  I took a supplement, and I firmly believe that helped me carry that pregnancy to term. 

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