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I had a miscarriage April 6th at 15 weeks, I had a D&C and hemorrhaged a week later from having sex way too soon. I bled for about 2 weeks on and off after and I got my period May 14th, and still on it.. It keeps going heavy, light, heavy, light.. Just wondering what everybody else experienced.. When I say heavy, I mean soaking maxi's in about an hour and light probably every 3ish hours. Also the fact that its been nearly 10 days has me off too, I have horrible cramps when its heavy and other times nothing. I know its not going to be normal, just wondering what everyone else experienced. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow, although I was suppose to have an exam to make sure I have healed completely in order to be taken off sex rest but since I am on my period, I dont know if he is still going to do it.
Later miscarriages normally cause longer bleeding than a regular 1st tri miscarriage. It's closer to PP bleeding than a regular miscarriage type of bleeding, depending when the baby stopped developing of course. For me, when i delivered my son at 23 weeks, i bled for 9 weeks. I would bleed really heavily sometimes and pass clots. I was monitored though with U/S to make sure everything was resolving on its own.
When i finally finished bleeding, I passed some grey tissue looking stuff that was gross. My first period started with more misc grey tissue and then i bled very heavily for about 2 weeks.
Since you hemorrhaged ,i would let your OB know what's going on and ask him when he'd like to see you if the bleeding doesn't stop.
After i finished bleeding, I was able to get pregnant again within a couple of months. A lot sooner than planned actually, but everything did return to normal afterwards.
Quoting Summerfrost:" Later miscarriages normally cause longer bleeding than a regular 1st tri miscarriage. It's closer to ... [snip!] ... pregnant again within a couple of months. A lot sooner than planned actually, but everything did return to normal afterwards."
Thank you, I am assuming that because my D&C caused my bleeding to be less. I am still going to see my doctor tomorrow and see where he wants to go from here and hope its all just my body playing its course to recovery. I had my daughter my periods lasted 2-3 days, now I feel like I bleed forever!
In general, i think my periods are heavier now than they were before i had kids, but it always seemed like the first period was nasty. Hopefully everything is still just healing and you get good new from the dr. It's always so frustrating when our bodies take so long to recover.
I lost my daughter at 15w5d. I don't recall my first PP period being heavier, but it definitely lasted longer than my usual periods and took months to get. I had a D&C too. 2nd trimester miscarriages are awful. I'm so sorry. :(
Thanks Amelia and Summer for responding to my post, I had my doctors appointment today and he did an ultrasound. Kind of pissed off because he said that my uterus may be tilted and left me with unanswered questions that just dont add up. A tilted uterus happens from strain on the uterus's muscles from pregnancy, which could have happened after having my daughter. I got pregnant right after having her and then miscarried because the placenta detached from my uterus walls, I had a normal D&C done and then hemorrhaged after. What puzzles me is that nobody told me there was anything wrong with my uterus so I am assuming it was perfectly normal 7 weeks ago, and if my uterus did tilt.. I has happened between then and now? I think hes just saying the possibilities but it left me really concerned, I have an appointment on Monday and hopefully get real answers as to what is going on with my body.
Would a tilted uterus make it more likely for the placenta to detach?
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Would a tilted uterus make it more likely for the placenta to detach?"
It could, but after doing a D&C... and ultrasounds, wouldn't that mean that they would have been able to tell then? :S
A lot of people have tilted uteruses (uteri?). Most of the time it can't be seen unless it's early pregnancy because the uterus moves up and inflates during pregnancy. It's pretty rare for it to be an issue. Now if you had a septum or something, *that* would possibly be a big deal depending on where baby implanted. What will be true from here on out though is that it will probably make earlier U/S difficult to see a baby or something else going on in there.
A normal person would be able to see a baby with a hb at around 6 weeks and a person with a tilted uterus might not see anything until 8 or 9 weeks for example.
A tilted uterus can happen at any time. It can start off like that or it could happen from pregnancy.
Quoting Summerfrost:" A lot of people have tilted uteruses (uteri?). Most of the time it can't be seen unless it's early pregnancy ... [snip!] ... 9 weeks for example. A tilted uterus can happen at any time. It can start off like that or it could happen from pregnancy. "
So it can just happen out of no where? Because I had a D&C at 15 weeks pregnant, I would assume they would have been able to detect it from there wouldn't they? Unless it happened after leaving the hospital
Quoting Marshy's Mama:" So it can just happen out of no where? Because I had a D&C at 15 weeks pregnant, I would assume ... [snip!] ... I would assume they would have been able to detect it from there wouldn't they? Unless it happened after leaving the hospital"
Think of your uterus like a balloon. When it's full, it looks perfectly round. So when they did the d&c, it still looked like a perfectly normal round balloon. Afterwards, it deflated and when it deflated, it didn't deflate in the perfect up and down position. You'd have to be in the deflated balloon state to see anything. Around 12 weeks, you won't be able to tell the difference between a tilted uterus and a normal one. After 12, the uterus moves up into your pelvis.
If it's severely tilted, it can make it harder for the uterus to stand upright, but like i said in the other post, it's pretty abnormal for it to be that much of an issue. It's also more likely for it to happen the more kids you have. Things get more stretched out. In fact, I remember someone commenting on it about my uterus last pregnancy. Here's a good link i found.
Quoting Summerfrost:" Think of your uterus like a balloon. When it's full, it looks perfectly round. So when they did the ... [snip!] ... on it about my uterus last pregnancy. Here's a good link i found. http://americanpregnancy.org/womenshealth/tippeduterus.html"
Thank you, I really hope its nothing major.. And that it wont cause infertility or pain, right now I am just getting random cramps which is normal during a period.. Other then that I haven't had any pain that would lead me to think it wasn't right up there. I guess the risks are higher, especially after having 2 pregnancy's back to back. I read that they can do surgery to repossession the uterus which makes it a little less worries some
Quoting Marshy's Mama:" Thank you, I really hope its nothing major.. And that it wont cause infertility or pain, right now I ... [snip!] ... pregnancy's back to back. I read that they can do surgery to repossession the uterus which makes it a little less worries some"
This issue is very very common. I think the best place to start is talking to your OB and seeing how big or minor the issue is. I got a feeling that will make you feel a lot better. Chances are really good that you won't need any sort of medical intervention. Even if it is a pretty major tilt, it's a fixable issue. It's possible for them to get everything back where it's suppose to be.
I completely understand where you're coming from though that you want to know that your body is in perfect shape to give your next pregnancy the best chance of working out.
I also recommend not rushing into another pregnancy right away like i did. It's difficult to deal with both mourning the loss of a baby and dealing with the stress of a pregnancy after a loss. I was told it would take me a long time to get pregnant again because it took so long the first time. I was terrified my body wouldn't work right or that I would never have another baby. I got pregnant the first cycle i had unprotected sex. That baby just turned 5 a few weeks ago. :)
I remember someone telling me once that I would have other babies and they assumed it would fix everything. Obviously it doesn't because we always want the baby we lost. I do think that eventually though, it helped me to allow myself to move on and think of other things besides my son not being here. I think I would have been stuck otherwise.
Anyway, I also remember that everyone had an opinion about when I should have my next baby. :D Just keep all of that stuff in mind when you guys figure out what is going to work best for you.
Quoting Summerfrost:" This issue is very very common. I think the best place to start is talking to your OB and seeing how ... [snip!] ... should have my next baby. :D Just keep all of that stuff in mind when you guys figure out what is going to work best for you. "
Thank you for replying and helping me out a lot, I know that it is not the worst thing that can happen to me just kinda confused is all. I know chances of having more children is very possible, and even if I cant I wouldn't mind adopting.
We aren't exatly ready for another baby, just after everything its kind of in my head that I want my children to be close. If it happens, it happens if not than I dont mind waiting. I dont think that we will purposely "TTC" and rather just allow it to happen naturally like it did the last 2 times. I just really want a healthy body again. I feel very unhealthy and its starting to get to me emotionally, and I am ready to do what ever it takes to change that.