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    Default Period 8 days after D&C, is this possible?

    Hello

    This may be a bit too much information, so thank you if you read on

    I had a D&C last Wednesday, and I am sure my OB said it would take 4 to 5 weeks to get my period.

    Anyway, last night, I think I got my period (8 days after.) I didn't have much bleeding after the D&C, basically the next day a 'liner' would have been sufficient.

    I'm not sure whether to ring the OB or not. A friend of mine got her period 10 days after the D&C, but everywhere on google (my worst enemy when it comes to self diagnosis) says 4 -6 weeks!

    What was your experience?

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    Sorry, what does 'bump' mean?

    Thanks!

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    WCM was just 'bumping' your thread up by posting the word bump - so it goes to the top of new posts and more people see it

    I'm not sure of the answer - i got pregnant after my D&C without getting a period but it would have been about 4 weeks later if it hadn't gotten pregnant.
    I did not really bleed after the D&C but started to have bleeding a few days later - not my period though. I think the explanation was something like the cervix can be a bit swollen after the procedure so it can hold the bleeding back for a few days then it goes down and the bleeding starts up.
    Not sure i've made any sense or if this is the case for you but that was my experience.


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    Hahahah re: the bump thing. Bless her, how cute!

    That makes sense you know MothersMilk. I thought it may have been a delayed reaction, as I haven't got period pain. I was reading everywhere that it would be 4 or 5 weeks before getting a period. My OB said if I continued bleeding in a week to call him, but as it hasn't been continued bleeding throughout the week, I didn't want to hassle them.

    I really want to get pregnant again straight away, but something is niggling at me to wait until my follow up OB appointment in around 3-4 weeks.

    One month wont make much difference will it? I heard though that you are extremely fertile after a miscarriage, so on the other hand I don't want to miss the opportunity!

    Thanks for responding

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    Hi sorry for your loss. I have had a few D & Cs and with each I bled for a couple of days then about a week later the bleeding started up again which I have been told is pretty normal and not my period. My Ob said it is normal to bleed on and off for around 2 weeks after and I have then had a period around the 4 weeks after mark.

    I assume everyone's body reacts differently but chances are it is not your period.

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    Thanks, at least I know to pack um, 'things' when I pack my suitcase for work tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing experiences. I know how hard it is digging up memories of the dreaded D&C, and I appreciate all of the responses.

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

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    While it can be normal to bleed a week after a D&C it's not your period. For the hormonal cycle to complete (ie ovaries to release the egg, then uterine lining to build up and trigger a period) you need to *not* bleed for around 21 days. (www.pregnancyloss.info has more info on this ) The 4-6 weeks for a period guideline is based on the fact that it generally takes 1-2 weeks for the hcg levels to drop enough for the above hormone cycle to begin.

    I know this because I posted a similar question! And in my case my bleeding stopped after another week then restarted so I had another scan which showed the D&C had missed some tissue. More than 6 weeks later and several courses of antibiotics on (still another to go) I'm now getting over endometritis (infection of the uterine lining) caused by left over tissue and a stupid ob (have now changed ).

    Just keep an eye on your bleeding, it's likely totally normal but if it does restart after stopping again insist on another scan just in case. Good luck and I hope it goes smoothly for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmum View Post
    Hahahah re: the bump thing. Bless her, how cute!

    That makes sense you know MothersMilk. I thought it may have been a delayed reaction, as I haven't got period pain. I was reading everywhere that it would be 4 or 5 weeks before getting a period. My OB said if I continued bleeding in a week to call him, but as it hasn't been continued bleeding throughout the week, I didn't want to hassle them.

    I really want to get pregnant again straight away, but something is niggling at me to wait until my follow up OB appointment in around 3-4 weeks.

    One month wont make much difference will it? I heard though that you are extremely fertile after a miscarriage, so on the other hand I don't want to miss the opportunity!

    Thanks for responding
    No worries.

    I didn't plan to get pregnant straight away (i wanted to get my period back first) but one slip up and i was
    I will be totally honest and say i believe it would have a much easier pregnancy for me (both physically and emotionally) if i had waited a couple months - i was still grieving when i got pregnant and it was very stressful.
    Do whatever feel right for you.

    Good luck

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    Default D & C one week ago for help with Fibroid, now on my period?

    Hello. I am from the US and 37 yrs old, and I have a fibroids on my uterius, one that is somewhat calcified. I was told by my obgyn to have a D&C to help with my heavy bleeding. He went in on Wednesday and also took some of the fibroid out. I had light bleeding after the procedure for 3 days, and now I am on what feels like my period. My birth control does show that it is time for my period. But I can feel where the fibroid is inside now. and I am bleeding pretty heavy. It is now Thursday, so it has been 8 days since surgery, and I am still bleeding. Ive never been pregnant, and I am scared I am going to have to get a hysterectomy if this doesn't help with my periods. Has anyone else had these problems? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


 

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