Thank you ladies for your advice. I'll be getting an appointment soon hopefully!
You pay that doctor. That's your time with your OB. I would go in. What if you are pregnant? Or have an infection that's presenting weird. Better to be safe then sorry.
Do you even have to tell the receptionist why you want to see your OB? I've never had to give any details about why I want to see my Dr....the receptionist is just that...a RECEPTIONIST. She's not a doctor and can't tell you if it's not a big deal or not.
Well, firstly, it is totally normal NOT to have a D&C. Those are generally used only if there is a problem. With a normal miscarriage it isn't necessary or desirable as it can have it's own list of complications. So it puts you at no extra "risk" for not having had one.
If you had retained any tissue that could lead to infection, then you would probably get a positive on a pregnancy test, it still gives off hormone. In the off chance you have an infection without tissue retention, then you'd be looking at some level of discharge/odor & usually a fever. Do you have any of that going on? Even a low grade temp?
If you don't feel comfortable with your symptoms, then call & schedule a pelvic exam & don't make any chit chat. Just say "hello, this is so & so, I am calling to schedule a pelvic exam with Dr so & so as soon as your earliest opening"... Don't worry if anyone acts pissy, just explain you are not waiting. I used to be much more passive, but a few miscarriages & getting blown off too often cured me & I WISH I had known I could be that direct before then. Usually - post miscarriage, they do a trans vag ultrasound anyway. Did you have that done? It is not uncommon to experience some level of irregularity post loss.
I am sorry for your loss & sorry your body isn't acting in any predictable way for you. Hopefully it's just some goofy hormones & will work itself out in the next cycle for you.
I would call and schedule an appointment. Don't go into detail or anything just say you need an appt with your doctor ASAP. If she starts asking questions just tell her you only feel comfortable discussing your issues with your doctor and leave it at that. It can be somewhat normal to not be back to normal with your af after a loss. But at this point, it is better to be safe than sorry. You may have something else going on that needs to be addressed immediately.
I never got to see her after I miscarried so I did not have another ultrasound or anything. I DID have an appointment with her, but my little brother passed away so I had to reschedule. The receptionist told me to reschedule at my earliest convenience. I called the following week to reschedule, explained why, and she told me I did not need a follow up.
About symptoms, yes I have had a low fever. I didn't think it was big deal. & I'm terribly nauseous.. just threw up dinner again tonight. I have just been taking pain pills. I haven't noticed any unusual odors or discharge though.
The receptionist always asks me why I have to see my OB. I will try telling her it is personal.. I don't know how that will go over. I LOVE my OB. She is great. I don't care for her receptionist. She makes me feel like I'm over exaggerating and maybe I am... or maybe not lol.
Quoting Levi's momma[TTC#2]:" I never got to see her after I miscarried so I did not have another ultrasound or anything. I DID have ... [snip!] ... is great. I don't care for her receptionist. She makes me feel like I'm over exaggerating and maybe I am... or maybe not lol. "
Just be insistent. Truly. Don't let her get to you. I know it isn't easy - but you have enough symptoms of an issue & PLENTY of reason to be a little pushier.
I am sorry momma - I wish you were closer, I'd call & make the appt FOR you, I've done that for others before.
Quoting justanothamotha:" Just be insistent. Truly. Don't let her get to you. I know it isn't easy - but you have enough symptoms ... [snip!] ... pushier. I am sorry momma - I wish you were closer, I'd call & make the appt FOR you, I've done that for others before."
Thank you. :/ I'm going to call in the morning and see what they will do for me. :)