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    I made a sticky delving into miscarriage after I had my own missed miscarriage. It is worth a read as it discusses all your options including drugs vs d&c vs natural. Hope it helps.

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    Tildy, thank you so much. Your posts are such a great help!

    My question is; how do I identify the best doctor/hospital for the D&C? Having done the reading I want to make sure I'm prescribed antibiotics after the procedure.

    With no cramps and no spotting I'm thinking I might be best to go ahead and have the procedure.

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    The best you can do is ask heaps of questions. I would also ask if they can do the d&c with ultrasound. If they aren't doing it blind that is your best guard against asherman's. It sux and its so hard to have to advocate for yourself at a time like this. I had to debate with them for ages to get the drugs instead of the d&c I unfortunately cant give you much guidance in what questions to ask regarding the procedure but if they can do it with ultrasound its your lowest risk d&c.

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    So sorry to hear about your loss.

    In January I had a missed miscarriage. It was measuring 9 weeks and we found out at our 12 week scan. I was showing no signs of mc and to be honest wanted the whole thing over with. I also work full time and didnt want to go through that at work.

    I had the d&c with my fertility specialist. I have been told that its better to go to a private gyno/ob because the consultant does it rather than a registrar in a public hospital, not that it should matter, but you are having your womb scraped, and if they scrape too much or too vigorously it can cause permanent damage. You want someone who absolutely knows what they are doing.

    My d&c was done by my specialist and all was ok until 2 days later. They had not scraped all the baby out (a very common occurrence- and totally no fault of my wonderful specialist who obviously didn't go overboard with the scraping) and I ended up having an extremely traumatic miscarriage with the rest and ended up in hospital hemorrhaging. I tell you what, the miscarriage was the single most painful and traumatic event I have ever gone through.
    Luckily eventually the bleeding and pain settled and I was put on antibiotics and was fine 4 weeks later.

    I don't mean to scare you, most people have the d&c and then some bleeding and that's the end of it. But things can happen. However I would not hesitate to have another d&c if ever in that situation again, I can only imagine how bad miscarrying the lot would have been. I was vomiting with the pain, it was the scariest thing I have ever experienced.

    But not everybody experiences it like I did. I have a few friends who have miscarried and had bad but bearable pain, although I have had another friend who had numerous similar experiences like I did. And I'm not a woos, I have a high pain threshold!!

    Another plus of the d&c was that they were able to test the remains, we discovered our girl had turners syndrome. Knowing that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the mc due to the chromosomal abnormality was the biggest relief.

    And thankfully now I am 18 weeks pregnant and things seem so far so good

    Good luck!! Xoxo

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    Thanks mam83 and congratulations!!

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    Sorry to jump in here but Im looking for a place to ask...I just had a scan after a tiny bit of spotting yest...not enough today to make it to a pad but had scan at 5 weeks 6 days today and the sac is collapsing on itself apparently...I guess thats right there is no hope it couldnt be so early they cant see properly?? Main thing is doc just told me to come home and wait for nature..this is my 3rd MC this early and usually I am bleeding like af ...he said to me that I might not even bleed hardly at all but I dont get it if ive missed a period I should at least have that much there...i am just concerned I am not bleeding?

    I am very sorry for all your MC...I dont think im ever going to have a baby now

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    I discovered that I had a blighted ovulation when I went for a routine US at 8 weeks. Up to that point I had no idea anything was wrong, but the sac was only measuring 5 weeks. I started bleeding lightly the following day, but not much else. When a scan a week later confirmed that nothing had changed, I opted for a D&C so it would just be over.

    MrsMac, I know it feels hopeless right now, but please believe that it's not! Some of us have a harder path to our LO than others, but I think that makes them so much more precious and wonderful when we do finally get to meet them.
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    I just wanted to put this out there for anyone waiting to naturally MC please do not do it without monitoring. My so called collapsed sac was an ectopic that ruptured 11 days into my "waiting for nature to take its course". I am sure my case is rare however if I had had bhcg or follow up scan I would not have lost my remaining tube and nearly die 8 days ago. This was my 3rd EP and stll no classic symptoms that pple describe, bleeding? About 1 teaspoon, shoulder pain? Nil, stabbing pain, nil. What I did have was a bad feeling of trapped wind which even the doctors did not wake up to. As for the ultrasound that everyone believed I intend to find out why they specifically said...no ectopic.

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