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    Old 09-26-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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    what is normal after D&C?

    So a week ago I had a suction D&C. Didn't bleed much just a little red spotting at first which then turned to brown and no cramping..I thought I was a lucky girl,then sat I was working at family office, I went to turn off all the lights in building before heading home and felt wetness on lower thigh. It was a good amt of blood. since sat I have bled heavier but no clots or cramping though.

    However, lastnight I woke up with terrible cramps went to bathroom and bigger than a quarter clots came out. it has been like that all day today with bad cramping and heavy clotting...even now.

    I am curious to know if this is normal. I hate to be a bother and call doc when this is supposed to happen. I figure, give it a few days then call doc if this continues.

    For those of you who have had Suction D&C, what were your experience's post surgery?

    On a better note my husband and I went to the periniologist today, he was so so so nice and really took a liking to Lance and I and told us that he didn't know why my OBGYN reffered us to him...he said he didnt want to waist our time or money and he went and called a RE down the street and got us an appt with him this same afternoon. We were appreciative.He said that our problem with recurring m/c should be handled with a fertility specialist. When we finally got in to the RE he said DO NOT get preg.! USE PROTECTION.! He acted like we were a couple of horney rabbits cause we were young or something..he stressed the wait to get preg thing alot since we have a history of getting preg fast. He said wait till Dec. he would make me a plan and stick in my file and to call him on first day of period. He said he would try eveything even if we didn't need it just cause it wouldn't hurt to try. He will do tests then, give me clomoid, progesterone, and baby asprin... I don't know.... it gave us hope and made us smile. I hope Dec gets here fast. until then, it is safe sex for me. Oh, and since I am not infertile and have had recuriing m/c's they were able to bill my insurance and it will also most likely pay for the clomoid etc as well. I was so glad cause we thought we would have to pay the $200 for just the office visit alone up front today. It was a nice surprise to not have to.

    This was long... I hope you girls are doing well and having much hope for all your babies to come. Have a good night----Jess

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    Old 09-27-2006, 04:53 AM   #2
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    Re: what is normal after D&C?

    It's a horrible thing to go through so let me first say I'm thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

    My Dr told me that if the bleeding didn't taper off within a week to go back. I only had a couple of small clots but a friend of mine suffered very badly with cramps and clots and within 5 days she was back to normal. So I would be very cautious since your bleeding is getting worse after a week, I would seek medical advice as they may have not successfully removed everything or there might be an infection. A quick blood test and smear test will determine if there are any problems. There's no point suffering unnecessarily.

    Praying for your rapid healing,


    Old 09-28-2006, 12:25 AM   #3
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    Hi Jess, after my D&C I was speaking a lot with a friend who went through this twice last year (she now has 3 month DD by the way) - anyway, I told her on day 2, "I think I am going to get away with very little bleeding, I hardly had any" and then on day 4 or 5 was saying "WOW, thats a lot of blood, looks like I am not so 'lucky' after all" and she told me she didn't want to upset me but this is what happened to her both times also and apparantly is the most usual thing - a couple of days pain and blood free followed by cramps and bleeding - my bleeding lasted 3 weeks before it had completely disappeared but the heavy bleeding was a few days.

    The meeting with your specialist sounded good! It is nice to know someone is listening and helping x roll on December!!

    kelly x

    Old 09-29-2006, 07:54 AM   #4
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    I'm so glad your meeting went well! Sounds like you are in good hands. It's funny how we start using protection again after we just did all kinds of weird things (Robitussin, pineapple juice, temps, kits, etc ) to get pg. Now we try hard to avoid it. LOL! Praying they find a little something that's super easy to fix.

    Sorry, don't know anything about D&Cs, I've never had one. Why not call the doc and talk to his nurse just to be safe?

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    Old 09-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #5
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    My doctor called me yesterday to tell me that my thyroid antibodies test came back neg and that he wanted me to come in so he could check me post op. He scheduled me for 9 :30 am today. He did a urine test and looked in me and checked my uterus. He said my hormones still must be there because the preg test showed dark line but my uterus is starting to go down. He said that could mean that my Hcg levels are slowly declining or it could be that there is still tissue in me that needs to be removed. I was like, " you better not do any more surgery on me, I am done sir." He laughed and said, even though I grunted about it, to come in next thurs and he will check me again and if I am still cramping and passing clots he will give me the medicine to cause the contractions, to expell what is still left. Jeez, I just want this to be done already and for the doc visits to stop for awile.

    It was sad, when the nurse was asking me questions before the doc came in, on how I was doing ( she's been with me all three m/c and is rooting for me) I was describing how the other day in lab class, I kept having extreme back cramps 2 mins apart they were so painful I couldn't move and I guess something triggered her to get emotional, but she started to tear up and (keep in mind I was acting totally strong, not emoptional at all) and she said that I should just focus on school right now and let my heart heal cause I have been through a lot..and I said to her, "well I am being strong here, you are going to make ME cry now lady." and we had a good laugh/cry at the moment. I could just tell she really cared and it made me feel good to know they want this for me as much as I do.

    Am I the queen of long posts or what. Anyways I am all good ladies, I am in the docs hand's now, and thanks for all your replies. Love, Jess

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