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First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi ladies!
So I have been struggling with trying to figure out whether or not this is potentially my first AF.
I started bleeding on Wednesday heavy red blood. This is 13 days after no bleeding at all.
I used Misoprostol on Feb4/5 for a blighted ovum.
I have been bleeding on and off for 52 days now.
On Thursday my HCG was at 12.
Is it possible to have a first AF with the hcg being at 12?

This bleeding that started Wednesday is different from all the other bleeding I've had through out this experience. Its very much like a period. Normally I would just have brownish spotting. But this is heavy and red.
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:37 am

Gosh I don't know the answer to your question, exactly, but i do know that after my D&C my HPTs showed positive even after my first cycle. So I would think that you could have AF with some HCG
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:03 am

That's what I was thinking too! But I've done lots of reading and it appears that there is no hard and fast rule for a first AF post-MC.
My hcg has taken forever to get to 12. I am 8 weeks post using Misoprostol now and still not below 5.
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:46 pm

Kandii, you might have already mentioned this, but did your doc do a follow up ultrasound to make sure you expelled everything? When I talked to my doc this afternoon about taking the misprostol she said to come in if the bleeding hasn't stopped after a few weeks. Just curious...
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:43 am

They did do a follow up ultrasound and they did find a tiny piece of tissue (or clot - they couldn't tell what it was). That ultrasound was over 2 weeks ago now. My last hcg was at 12 on the 27th of March
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:52 am

Did they talk about doing a d&c to remove it or were they hoping it passes on its own?
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:21 am

They've refused to give me a D&C twice now. They want me to just sit and wait.
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:39 am

well that is just dumb! I'm sorry you're having to deal with that. My OB office seemingly can't wait to do a D&C, C-section, or any other kind of surgery on me. (not that that is a good philosophy either!!!) Hugs and again, I'm sorry they're being such weenies.
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:21 am

Hugs!
Thanks :)
I am just frustrated knowing there isn't anything I can do
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:49 am

Hey Kandii! How are things going for you....any update?
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:49 am

Well, the nurse I spoke to at the Early Pregnancy Loss Clinic state that although biologically it couldn't have been a "period" that it was very likely my body's attempt to resume "normal" cycles.
This being said, my repeat hcg on Apr 10th was 10. So I'm still not below 5. But I am having no bleeding, no cramping and my CM has returned!
They want me to repeat that hcg on April 24th to see where its at.

Right now its just more wait and see. Which is fine, I am just happy the bleeding stopped (again...lol). DH and I are taking the summer off of actively TTC. Going to take the NTNP approach while we enjoy the nice weather.
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:21 am

Good for you guys! Hopefully it will be a fun and stress-free summer!!
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:33 am

I'm hoping so as well!
I didn't think all this TTC then miscarrying would be so stressful and take so long!
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby Kandii » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:03 am

Update: 83 days post miscarriage and AF has finally arrived. It's about time too!
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Re: First AF after Miscarriage

Postby ekkotack » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:28 am

oh my goodness! hooray!!!!!
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