M C With Medication Is This Normal

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curious fairy - April 22

Ive just had a m/c at home after taking the tablet 4 days ago.. I thought it was all over, but this morning, had really bad pain and eventually passed a really big clot, like 15 cms wide, and a lot of blood which just seemed to pour out.. I was wondering how much tissue other lost after having natural m/c or taking tablet? thanks anyone..

 

aa - April 22

hi - first of all i am sorry for your loss. I also was given the tablets to take. Normally they say the miscarriage should begin somewhere b/w 2-4 hours, but mine started after 7 hours. Tissue and blood loss depends on how far along you were, I was 10 weeks ... so I had quite a lot of tissue and blood loss...it started off as a period and then it got really really heavy...with really big clots...I literally stayed on the toilet for 2 hours...becauase the blood seemed to be gushing out (sorry didn't mean to sound gross) ... I guess for you it took a bit longer. How are you feeing now??

 

curious fairy - April 22

Hi, thanks for your answer.. what a horrible thing for any of us to have to go through, its such a shock to go from joy to having the loss and all that pain and gross stuff which we've just experienced. I'm a nurse, but this was worse than what I'd expected! Actually I think the "clots" were quite big as I was 11 weeks, and they got stuck in the cervix, as my scan showed all had gone. It wasn't - it was just hiding lower down. Then I went home and had really bad pain, and that was a retention of urine from the bladder being squashed by the tissue. Its quite horrible to talk about.. but me too, spent all morning in the bath / on toilet as I was making such a mess on the floor - I was making bloody footprints all over the bedroom and hall / bathroom and it was almost comical whilst being sad! It lasted 4 days, and the pain was very bad. I recommend paracetemol with codeine - only thing that worked. I did thnk at some point that having a D&C might have been easier, but I prefer the natural way as apparently your body gets back to normal quicker. What about you.. would you do differently?

 

aa - April 22

HI Curious ... Hope that you are feeling better...me personally I would have wanted the D&C. I had to go though quite a lot...when I found out about the miscarraige the Dr provided me option but she forced the pills on me...(being that I had a son before she said that natural would be the best way to go) - and yes to a certain extent I agree with her...however when all material had pa__sed (so i thought) I went for a f/u and my Dr checked my cervix and said that everything was fine, but I had insisted for an US. The reports from the US indicated that there was still retained material...so the Dr called me in and had to manually sc___p me (it was painful ... she had to numb the area down their with a big a really big needle) anyhow, at this point I asked for another one. My Dr said theres' no point as she can clearly see there is no retained material (I'm a bit of a paronoid person) so when I went back to my family dr. I asked for another one..where again they detected a clot..I guess similar to your situation where it was hidden. Anyhow I had my period and went for another one, when the reports came back clear (yippie!) ... so in hindsight i would have to say that i would have wanted the D&C...as i did from the start. I just felt that my Dr. did'nt take my feelings,emotions and my wish for a D&C into consideration....I didn't feel like she was giving me options it was like here take this ... and get on with it...to put those pills and to wait for me to miscarry my baby was the most traumatizing experience I have ever gone though....Perhaps you can provide some prespective since you are a nurse (not sure for pregnancy or not...but)...I hope are feeling much better now...how many days now? It gets as the days go by...and especially this forum...it's helped me a lot...so take care and stay in touch...xxx

 

curious - April 22

Hi aa.. what a shame your doctor didnt give you the choice. actually mine didnt either, but I was glad that he didnt make me have the D&C at the time, so I was quite happy to take the pills. It is nice to have a doctor give you the different options with their risks and benefits. Thats why these sites are so good! Being a nurse doesnt really help as I had as many questions as all of you, and my husbands a surgeon but had no idea about all this. We are first timers and hopefully last timers with this experience (touching wood right now) in a way, I am feeling brave to have gone through that very personal experience alone, and I really felt the whole thing, physically. Being a bit gross and curious (maybe all those anatomylessons) I really wanted to see how the baby looked, maybe to see that I had lost it would make it real. D&C is quicker and easier, but then my husband was very happy I didnt have to have General anesthetic - although he puts people under every day! For you, thats horrible about having a manual sc___ping.. I would have thought you have a real D&C if there is still tissue left. Poor you, thats not nice to go through. More pain is NOT what you need! I am 2 days now after the last bad day bleeding, and feeling weak but better (although a bit short tempered with everyone). When did you have yours? take care of yourself xx

 

aa - April 24

hey ! hope that you are feeling much better! I had miscarried on Feb 5th. I was bleeding non stop for 6 weeks straight...I've had my period twice so lets hope my cycle is now back to normal ... ..i'm blessed with a beautiful 3 year old...but this was also my first miscarrige and i hope to God it's going to be my last...but somehow it's made me stronger...my dh was awsome he was so kind and gentle to me...when it was the first day the bleeding was intense that he stayed with me the two hours i was in the washroom. he's an awesome man, but i don't think now matter how much he says he understands he won't really know what was going on with me at that time...emotionally that it...i was so exited when i found out that i was preg again! i found out that my friend was also due the same week i was (our son's are the same age and were only a week apart) so this time i thought that we would go though it again...when i returned to work, i found out my other co-worker was preg and then two other co-workers!! it's though realy though but i wish them all the best from the bottom of my heart. even though you were first timers don't get discouraged...just get well, take care of yourself and when you are ready try again! hope that you are feeling tonnes better now, the worst should now be over. don't worry about being short tempered, i was like that as well dh would say something and i would take it totally wrong, freak out at him...and he'd be like what did i say? oh God looking back i was horrible! it'll get better :) take care thinking of you xxx

 

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