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I've been bleeding for 21 days.... ~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8829 posts
18th Mar '13

...and it still doesn't look like it's going to give up. I am so beyond frustrated and cranky. I had a D&C and hysteroscopy on the 6th of Feb to remove a polyp (they told me it was only 6mm, turns out it was actually 3cms) spotted for a week after that. Then had an awesome break of about 2 weeks. Then started bleeding again. It was normal period like for a weekish, then since then it's just been stupid. One day it will start off super light and brown spotting, then by the afternoon it's dark red and little clots, then the next day it will be red and watery. Ugh, I am so over it. I have no idea if this is normal for after a D&C or not. I really don't want to go to the doctors for him to just say "if it doesn't go away in a few days come back" which is pretty much what he told me when I went in a few weeks ago for pain after my surgery. Has anyone been through something similar that can give me a rough idea of when my body will just go back to normal again?

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
status 18th Mar '13

I bleed for quite a while after something similar- I think around 6 weeks on and off. My gyno likened it to how you bleed after a c-section or vaginal delivery.... I bleed for up to 8 weeks post-partum and my doctor didn't seem overly concerned.



Does it hurt? Is there a strange odour? If it's simply bleeding it might not be of concern but I would get it checked to be on the safe side. If you're having pain or anything like that I would go back straight away.

~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8829 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Idlehands:" I bleed for quite a while after something similar- I think around 6 weeks on and off. My gyno likened ... [snip!] ... but I would get it checked to be on the safe side. If you're having pain or anything like that I would go back straight away. "


I had my follow up appointment last week, and my gyno didn't seem too bothered by it. He said because it was a lot bigger than they thought, that there was a bit more cutting that needed to be done. He said my next cycle should be back to normal. It's just so frustrating, because I don't even have any idea when to expect my next cycle now. I only get the occasional cramp, so nothing big. I just had no idea if bleeding for this long was normal. Everything I googled referred to a D&C after miscarriage.