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Miscarriage- D&C? B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13

About a week ago I found out I was pregnant. Today, I started bleeding a little which I thought was no big deal because it was brown & old blood. It turned red and was a little clotty so I called my OB & she told me to go into the ER. They did blood work and confirmed that I was pregnant, did a pelvic which confirmed that I was bleeding and had mucus from the cervix, and a u/s. The u/s didn't pick anything up but they told me that's normal for how early I am. I have to go back Friday to see if my levels are going up or down.



Anyways, the sheet they gave me said my diagnosis today was threatened miscarriage. They said it's normal to bleed a little the first 20 weeks (it's been 11 hours and I haven't even soaked one pad.) However, they are concerned about some of the clots (they're small) and the cramps which happens every time I stress myself out. They said if it is a miscarriage and I don't pass all the tissue, they'd have to to clean me out? I'm assuming that's a D & C but I could be wrong? I guess what I really want to ask is, does it hurt? I'm super afraid & I really wanted this baby. Anybody go through the same thing and it just been a scare? Like I said, in 11 hours I haven't even started to go through one pad really... but this never happened with my son.



I'm super freaked out ladies. I don't know what to do but 'relax' which is hard atm. :/

Flower. 3 kids; Rockville, Maryland 1244 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:" About a week ago I found out I was pregnant. Today, I started bleeding a little which I thought was no ... [snip!] ... but this never happened with my son. I'm super freaked out ladies. I don't know what to do but 'relax' which is hard atm. :/"


Hang in there, mama! My SIL went through something similar to this and she now has a healthy baby girl.

Abbey & Ethan ((EBFB)) Due December 10; 2 kids; New Hampshire 23067 posts
2nd Apr '13

I had this with my son and it turned out to be a SCH. Hang in there. :)

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:" About a week ago I found out I was pregnant. Today, I started bleeding a little which I thought was no ... [snip!] ... but this never happened with my son. I'm super freaked out ladies. I don't know what to do but 'relax' which is hard atm. :/"

Yes, if you don't pass all the tissue, they have to go in and do a D&C... Just try not to get to stressed or worried about it; because that'll literally do nothing but make things worse for you.Did they even pick up a fetal sac?

B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13

I thought maybe it might have been my cyst bursting? I don't know. The doctor didn't seem optimistic. He told me to "protect my heart." :(

B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Yes, if you don't pass all the tissue, they have to go in and do a D&C... Just try not to get to ... [snip!] ... or worried about it; because that'll literally do nothing but make things worse for you.Did they even pick up a fetal sac? "


They said they usually can't until about 5 weeks. They put me earlier than I thought I was..

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
2nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:</b>" About a week ago I found out I was pregnant. Today, I started bleeding a little which I thought was no ... [snip!] ... but this never happened with my son. I'm super freaked out ladies. I don't know what to do but 'relax' which is hard atm. :/"</blockquote>




I had it go both ways. First time I did miscarry... and had the D&C... I went in for outpatient surgery and was out in 3 hours and the only pain was in my heart :-( second time I had to wait like you. Crying, worrying... and at my u/s I asked the tech if there was a heartbeat could I see it (I knew from the first one that they cant say anything in that situation) she ckicked around for about ten minutes and didnt say a word and tears just streamed...then she tilted the monitor so I could see... a heartbeat! That baby is now 8 :-) there's still hope :-)

B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting peekin3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:</b>" About a week ago I found out I was ... [snip!] ... tears just streamed...then she tilted the monitor so I could see... a heartbeat! That baby is now 8 :-) there's still hope :-)"


Are you awake for a D&C? I'm terrified of surgery. The only thing I've ever had done remotely near that is having my son.. never had surgery or broken anything.

MamaMia_38wks Due August 14 (boy); Newark, Delaware 677 posts
2nd Apr '13

I had severe cramping & light bleeding a few days after i found out i was pregnant ( 3.5-4 weeks ) & went to the E.R . They did an ultrasound & found nothing besides a thick something ( cant remember the name lol) , & said the same thing to me . I had to get blood work every 48 hrs till my ultrasound ( 5 wks 6 days ) & they also put threatend misscarriage on my discharge papers . I started to bleed again at 10 weeks . But I am now almost 21 wks with a healthy babyboy!!!

B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13

Thank you guys for all the positive vibes. I'm trying so hard not to worry... but I am lol. I have to be up for work in the morning. The doctor wanted me to stay off my feet but I really don't want to call off work. They need me there.. we're short staffed as it is.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
2nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:</b>" Are you awake for a D&C? I'm terrified of surgery. The only thing I've ever had done remotely near that is having my son.. never had surgery or broken anything. "</blockquote>



Nope... I was out cold. But the nurse said I woke up and asked for a blanket lol they were so shocked that they gave me one... but I didnt have any physical pain or any memory... just emotional

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Levi's momma[4 weeks]:" I thought maybe it might have been my cyst bursting? I don't know. The doctor didn't seem optimistic. He told me to "protect my heart." :("

Could have been a cyst bursting. I've had it happen before; it hurts like hell. Hope everything is okay for you Just try and keep your head up. <3

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
2nd Apr '13

Good luck mama!

B,K,L,&T! 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 1094 posts
2nd Apr '13

Thanks. I'm trying.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
2nd Apr '13

Yes, they will do a D&C but they will put you under anesthesia. I had one for retained products after I delivered my daughter - the anesthesiologist explained that some people are aware during the procedure but I was completely knocked out. I was in and out in a few hours and then was a little crampy and had some spotting for a few days afterwards.