*TRIGGER WARNING* Graphic photo! Unsure if this is a miscarriage? (help plz?)

posted 6 months ago in United Kingdom
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Need more information here. How much are you bleeding? How far long are you?

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

How far along should you be?  Is there any more bleeding? Cramping? 

When I had my miscarriage, I was 7 weeks, and I had severe cramping and heavy bleeding, along with passing clots. 

In any case — call your doctor for reassurance or confirmation. 

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Buzzing bee

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Amber24 :  Did you have a positive pregnancy test?

My miscarriage involved a lot of heavy bleeding that was way wores than a regular period. The cramping was very severe

Call your doctor – no one can tell you if it was a miscarriage based on the picture you posted. They can only confirm it by doing blood tests to measure your pregnancy hormone or an ultrasound, depending on how far along you were.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m confused. Are you on your period and you just saw that clot?  Did you have a positive pregnancy test before this?  Not sure what your “tampon” reference is about – but you should not be using tampons in pregnancy, even in the case of a suspected miscarriage, because of the risk of infection– use pads to see how much blood loss there is. 

At the very least, to confirm pregnancy they can do bloodwork. HCG levels should be rising in early pregnancy so you’d go today for bloodwork, then repeat in 2-3 days to ensure the levels are going up. If they aren’t rising, that’s a sign that the pregnancy didn’t stick. If they are, that’s a good sign. If you’re more than 6-8 weeks along, they will likely do an ultrasound to confirm the heartbeat. 

 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh – yeah, I’d assume that it’s just a normal clot passing through. If your period is on schedule and you are using birth control, it’s unlikely that this is connected to pregnancy. If you get severe cramping (like, period cramps on steroids), that’s when you’d need to be more concerned! 

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Helper bee
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Amber24 :  hey OP did you test positive? This kind of looks like an endometrial cast. It’s the lining of your uterus that sheds in one or a few large pieces. best wishes 

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Worker bee

If you never had a positive pregnancy test, and your cycle has been normal, I would guess that this is a decidual cast. They are more common in people who are on hormonal contraception, but can happen to anyone with a uterus who get periods/withdrawal bleeds from contraception.

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Helper bee

Can you please post a trigger warning or make mention of a graphic image in the title of the thread? This could be really upsetting/triggering for some people who weren’t expecting to see it and who have had miscarriages etc. Thank you bee

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