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Miscarriage and still bleeding after 3 weeks!

I had a miscarriage just over 3 weeks ago. I was 6 weeks pregnant. I bled heavily at the time for two days and then less heavy for 2 more weeks, then I started to bleed very heavily which lasted 3 days. I went to the doctor who did an ultra sound scan of my uterus and was told that the uterus was empty. But still I am bleeding. Not so heavy, but constantly every day. More than just spotting. Is this normal or should I be having a D & C. I am 42 years old.
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Its common to bleed up to 6 weeks post miscarriage, If they did an u/s and it showed it was empty I would assume you dont need a d&c, If the bleeding becomes heavy , clotted, or you experience pain I would defintely call the doctor.
You havent done anything you should not have done, like lifted heavy objects, over exert yourself?
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I had a d&c last wednesday and hardly bled. I was 10w5d I am not bleeding now at all, I am on guard thinking I could at any moment. but hoping it is done and I am on my way to recovery!
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Hi-
Cinnamon is right- there are all sorts of norms. However, I know after my mc I asked my OB how long bleeding was normal and she said "up to 2 weeks" so I don't know if you want to get it checked out or if my doc is just crazy. Either way, I'm sorry for your loss and I'm sure you're fine.
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I miscarried in early november.  I bled on off heavy light all the way up till the end of year.  On christmas day I was passing apricot sized clots  (7 weeks later)  docs told me OK  I am 9 weeks pg now
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went to dr. today thought I had a uti, nope just irritation from wearing pads:( got the ok to take baths and have sex if I felt the urge, lol! dr said to try and wait 1 cycle b-4 getting pg again but to take my prenatals just in case:):) happy healing to all
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Did you ask about the baby aspirin?
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I had a M/C at 11.5 weeks and they did a U/S and said that there was nothing left... then after 6 weeks of bleeding, I went to my OB and she sent me for a D&C and whaddya-know--- there WAS pregnancy tissue left behind... good thing I complained-- I understand if it doesn't all come out, not only will you continue bleeding, but you could also get infection.
Get checked out again.
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I did, nothing chromosonal...and I was a little bothered. report read: Blighted Ovum(fetal demise and conception remains). just like that, I called the dr on it and said if there was a fetus how was it a blighted ovum????? she could see I was a little upset and said oh it's just medical terminology. but I thought it should have read, missed abortion. at any rate I am feeling fine and starting to debate when will ttc again.
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I know nothing about that, but keep me posted. Did you get the pathology results?
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Yes, and I got the well....look:) so I guess I can be self pro-active and just take it if I want. But she said with out going through all the thrombosis? blood work which I could but I would have to pay for since, blah-blah-blah. I have not decided yet. I am going to talk to a friends husband who is a wonderful ob/gyn, in a my home town, and ask his opinion. I value his knowledge! and ask about the glucophage. I am under educated as to its purpose, but he has mentioned it to me before. I guess if you have/had pcos, glucophage is the latest thing?
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How long after procedure did you and dh baby dance????and did you use condoms for that first month?? sorry to be so blunt:)
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Thank you for your comments, I am now 4 weeks post m/c and still bleeding! Sometimes heavy, sometimes light, but it never stops. I think I will take your advise 'happyface' and try for a D&C. I believe the bleeding stops quite soon after this. Did you bleed much after your D&C?
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I had a miscarriage and d&c on december 23, 2004 and I know that I bleed for 6 weeks, sometimes heavy sometimes light. It really depends on your own body. I am happy to say that I am now 7 weeks though so keep up your faith and know that everything will be O.K.
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Hi everyone, I have just miscarried my first pregnancy. I was 10 weeks along. This was august 22 and I am still bleeding. It seems to be pretty light. I went in for a f/u ultrasound 2 weeks ago and they said that I had some blood pooling at my cervix. I have not had a D&C. today I came home and passed quite a bit clott and have some cramping. I am trying to find out if this is normal??? I had absolutely no warning as to what to expect and when I went through the m/c it was the most horrible 2 days of my life!
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I had a miscarraige (miscarriage) 4weeks ago and was bleeding heavy/light off and on I called my doc he chacked me out and I have tissue still,  He is sending me in for a D&C on thursday...so I definitly would get checked out...
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i had a miscariage last month bleeding lasted 2 and a half weeks. Now my question is how do calculate the days of bleeding cause I fee i am pregnant now but did not get my period yet. Not sure when is safe to take test.If anyone coud help would be glad
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