Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

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Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:45 am

Hi Ladies,

I have been ttc 16 months. It has been a long road but we were finally blessed with a pregnancy, but sadly naturally miscarried on Halloween at nearly 7 weeks.

The miscarriage started with spotting on the 30th then passed the baby on the 31st and then continued to have bleeding and spotting for about 7-8 days, which finished about November 6th.

(I'm in nz so we are a day ahead of USA/canada etc) but its been more than a week since the bleeding ended so about cd 15-16 since the miscarriage bleeding started and i have had light brown spotting, just when i wipe the past two days, today i had a little bit in my undies but it's really faint.

We did have sex once about 5 days ago (our fertility specialist said it's fine to have sex once bleeding has stopped) and i feel totally feel fine, no cramping etc..do you think this is just left over miscarriage?

I know it's too early for a period so i know it's not that.. could it be my body trying to gear up to ovulate? I usually have long cycles so ovulate about cd 17-23.

Any insight would be great, if it does get worse etc i will for sure see my dr.

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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm

I had this same thing that happened but it was pinkish brown spotting at approx CD15. I had it the same time as O pain so I think it was O spotting. I always get O pain but I have never had O spotting before. When I researched this it can happen for a few months post M/c to some. Maybe this is what it is? I had the spotting for approx 3.5 days and then it stopped.
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:21 am

Hi gwtw.. thanks for writing back! it's so confusing what it is from, as i feel like it's way to early for ovulation even for a normal cycle for me.. but i guess it can change everything once you have a miscarriage so who knows! I have no spotting now it was just faintly those two days.. it's so weird! How long are you post miscarriage? are you ttc again?

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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:56 am

I am TTC again! We aren't preventing this month, but I find it very confusing as I don't know what is 'normal' right after m/c. I ovulated 12 days ago….I am almost 100% positive as I had ALL the symptoms including pain on one side (I always get it but this month was worse) and O spotting that happened CD15 after m/c. I usually O on CD12 so it was 3 days late for me.

The very confusing thing to me is I POAS with both Preg test and OPKs and they are both still very positive. For OPKs to be positive I thought the sensitivity was about 40-50iu. It comes up very positive immediately…so, so dark compared to the control line. It is 4 weeks since my m/c shouldn't they be lighter by now? I know you can ovulate with 100iu HCG in your system (its the progesterone not the HCG that has to be super low to O)….but….now I am 2 weeks after O, shouldn't it be below 50 by now?

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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:56 am

Hi @gwtw it sounds like you could be pregnant again! I am praying this is the case! Did you get betas with your miscarriage down to O? I have known a couple of ladies to get pregnant again straight away a miscarriage! I hope this is the case with you! Otherwise your levels still haven't gone down.. so you may not have ovulated if this is the case as you generally can't ovulate if you have hcg in your system.. I would go to your dr coz either-way as your levels probably shouldn't still be positive on a hpt still!I'm so hopeful your actually pregnant again!

I did a hpt today (nearly 3 weeks post miscarriage) and stark white. I also did a opk and a light line so praying i will ovulate soon! I'm cd 19-20 since miscarriage so will be a really late ovulation! we are trying not preventing, see what happens!

KUP i'm excited for you!

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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:23 am

Thanks Newzealand!

I checked again yesterday and Preg test was very dark, and then this am after my first morning pee, I waited only 45 minutes then POAS with OPKs (so super diluted urine) and it was very very dark! So my concern is if I am only 13 DPO should it be this dark? But on the other hand if I am 4 weeks post m/c should it be this dark?

At this point I am thinking I have a lot of fetal material still left in me....or I am pregnant with triplets lol.

I had a blighted ovum and I miscarried at 7 weeks 6 days. I did see the sac pass...but maybe more left inside? I will see my doctor on Wednesday.

I hadn't been tracking my hcg down to zero as I was sick of doctors and the nurse told me to come in if I was bleeding a lot or if I had a fever or any signs of infection. My m/c was fairly text book and aside from the horror of it, it was pretty typical....up til now. I did a preg test at 9 days after miscarriage (day I stopped bleeding) and was very dark. I didn't check again until 9DPO (according to the signs) where is was also very dark. Now I wished I had tested more to at least see the line go light!

But I am so sure I ovulated I would bet my house on it (well maybe...) so I am very confused of why the tests are so dark!
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:48 am

I'm so incredibly hopeful your pregnant again, but like you said it could be for another reason! I hope your dr can get some answers for you xoxo ill be stalking for updates! I think I spied some ewcm last night but not 100% as we bd then I saw some but I'm pretty sure it was! Praying for ovulation soon!
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:20 am

It gets even stranger....I got my period yesterday exactly 13 DPO and 4 weeks to the start of my m/c so right on schedule....but I still am testing very positive...not faint but very very strong lines.

This isn't just spotting though I am cramping and feeling like a bad AF...but it is lighter than normal and older looking blood (TMI) I do to the doctors this am so hopefully I will figure out what is going on! Maybe this bleed will get rid of the bits still in me?
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:27 pm

That is so crazy Hun! The whole situation is baffling me..especially since your getting positive tests still! My opks are getting darker and I have way more ewcm than normal it was in my undies when I got back from work today! I have read you are more fertile after a miscarriage so I can see why! Ill be praying for you! Keep me updated! Xx
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:15 am

Even more crazy is my 'period' stopped after 22 hours and was only old blood. It felt just like AF but was much lighter and only for less than one day? After that 22 hour bleed I took another preg test and still very positive! Could it have been decidual bleeding I wonder....It was exactly 28 days post m/c

So I went to the doctor yesterday and she said I should have come in to check my levels to zero...but when I called the nurse during my m/c she never told me to come in....

So basically I got blood taken to check my hcg levels and I should get the results later today. I go for an u/s on Friday to see if there is left over tissue or a new pregnancy...but it may be too early to tell at that point...then next week they will take more blood to check my levels....so basically I am not going to get quick answers with this....and I probably will take another pregnancy test myself in a few days to see if getting any lighter...they can't be getting darker because they already are darker than the control line.

I wish I could turn back time to check my HCG levels! This waiting sucks! I either am preggers again which would be awesome....or have leftover tissue and need a D&C which would totally suck!
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:00 pm

I'm sorry Hun! I'm glad your getting answers though! I'm here for you whenever you need to chat! If you had a miscarriage & passed the sack I reakon you wouldn't have blazing Bfp tests but I'm no dr! Praying this is a new sticky bean xx
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:49 am

So I got my HCG levels today They were at 228 2 days ago. No wonder I am still getting BFP on HPTs and on OPKs. My period is back and heavy bleeding so hopefully the levels will drop now. I am going for more blood work today and an u/s tomorrow so maybe that will clear things up.

So I guess you can O and get AF with HCG still in your system. It's rare...but doesn't feel rare when it's happening to you! I just want to get back to normal at this point...
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:32 am

Wow that's crazy Hun! I really hope you can get to the bottom of this! Ill be praying for you x
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby Newzealand » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:11 pm

Anyupdate gwtw? been thinking of yoU!
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Re: Spotting a week after miscarriage ended.. HELP?

Postby GWTW » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:59 pm

Thanks for asking :)

I just got my results from the u/s today. Everything looks good. My blood work went from 232 to 46 in 48 hours, so I guess my period helped to wash away any left over hcg. I am going to do more blood work this week to follow it down to zero, but I took a preg test on Sunday and just a hint of a line so hopefully by now the hcg is gone.

Strange I ovulated and had a period right on schedule with so much hcg left in my system...

So hopefully I will ovulate right on schedule again this month and start TTC again! I also just found out I have a retroverted uterus...so now I have moved my research onto positions to help with conception :)

On the other side my emotions have been all over the place this week! I am way more sensitive than usual...it may be because of the hcg, and my period and lots of hormone stuff going on...I seem to get weepy at the drop of a hat...

Sigh it may be because I seem to be surrounded by babies and pregnant people. Trying to have positive thoughts that that will be me again soon.
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