Question about periods after M/C

Discussion in 'Coping with Miscarriage & Loss' started by A&J, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. A&J

    A&J Well-Known Member

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    Hi I am asking this for a friend who has sadly suffered a M/C.

    My friend went for her 12 week scan at the end of November but sadly the baby had died at 10 weeks :cry:

    I got a pm off her yesterday to ask for my advice about periods after M/C but felt like I could not help as my cycles have been to pot since my M/C so I said I would ask you lovely ladies.

    The question is When you had your M/C did you find your self bleeding longer then normal before your cycle got back to normal?

    She had a period over Christmas for about a week ( well she was bleeding but she is not sure if it was a proper AF) Then about 28 days later (17th January) she started bleeding again but this lasted for 2 weeks.

    She is on antibiotics for an infection ( not sure if antibiotics will have an effect on AF) and when she saw the dr about 2 weeks ago the dr checked everything and said it looked fine.

    Thanks in advance :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  2. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    awww i'm sorry for your friend's loss :(

    my m/c was really early (5 weeks 2 days) so that maybe why my body settled quickly- i was bleeding from the m/c for 2 weeks altho this was really light- 3 weeks after it stopped i got my period it was light too (normal for me) and lasted 3 days (normal for me). i only had one period before i got pg again but iv a feeling going off that one that i was straight back to normal.

    i think 8-12 weeks is the point where pregnancy hormones are the highest- even higher than 2nd and 3rd tri, so it must be a great shock to her system. it may take awhile to settle, hope it does soon for her :hug:
     
  3. HannahD

    HannahD Well-Known Member

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    So sorry for your friends loss :(

    When I had my m/c I bled for 2 weeks and then got my normal af 32 days later, which lasted for 4 days ~ normal for me.
    As Trix said, it might just be that her hormones are taking a while to settle down again after the m/c. If it carries on she might need to get referred to a gynae specialist just to make sure all is well with her. Did she have a natural m/c or a d&c? If it was natural then she might need to go have a scan just to make sure it all came away (sorry, couldnt think of a nicer way to phrase that).

    :hug:
     
  4. A&J

    A&J Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the replies :hug: :hug: :hug:

    I have sent a link to my friend of this topic and she says Thank you :hug:

    I am not sure if she had a natural M/C or a d&c but I am sure that she said that the drs said that everything is fine now :think:

    I am sure that once she joins (she is going to join PF :) ) she will come on to here and reply.

    :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
     

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