Hi ladies, so I had a D and C on Friday after discovering I had a missed miscarriage...I was meant to be 11 weeks and my baby only measured 8 weeks and the only symptom I had was severe cramping which is why I presented myself to ED initially. The doctors suggested D and C as I had already gone 3 weeks after miscarriage without passing any blood. I chose to proceed with the D and C as from what I had gathered, it was less painful and I preferred not to have to wait for it to pass naturally.
When I was admitted I was cramping only a little until they gave me the medication to dilate my cervix. I was in agony once it started to kick in and I just wanted to be put under so it would be over, I had not experienced the feeling of my cervix or uterus or whatever it was contracting before and I have a low pain tolerance so I was not a happy camper. I awoke from surgery sore but pumped full of medication so i was able to get myself home (by got myself home I mean my partner took me) and I just rested.
The next 24 hours I was fine, sore but fine and I thought hey, I can do this easy peasy. I was having a lot of trouble passing urine as soon as I got home and I have to go in on an angle but I understand this is common. As is the fact that I haven't been able to do number 2's at all.
I haven't bled since I left the hospital but I've been constantly checking to keep an eye on it. So at around 4pm yesterday I began having what I understand to be a contraction and if was overcome with this tremendous pain. 12 hours it lasted, I was so uncomfortable and had to continuously change positions, the pain was definitely labour pain and not period type pain which I was told to expect. It was scary as I wasn't expecting it. I don't know how to time contractions or anything but I could feel something contracting every 5-10 minutes. I'm used to having severe period cramps but this was just a whole other level. My partner insisted on taking me to hospital but I couldn't think of anywhere I wanted to be less when I felt so uncomfortable already. I was constantly rolling around, pacing, applying heat packs and no position felt good for more than 2 minutes.
So eventually after 12 hours of constant breathing and trying to get comfortable the pain began to subside and I took an endone before nodding off. I'm awake now and still not bleeding and I only have mild - moderate pain in my abdomen at present which I'm hoping doesn't progress like last night.
Had anyone else experienced this level of pain and for this long?
Should I call the obgyn and let them know what's happening or is this just normal?
I apologise if I sound like a crazy person, I can assure you I'm not exaggerating my symptoms, I'm confused as people I've spoken to hadn't mentioned pain to that extent. My understanding was that it should be much like period pain. At this point I would much prefer the period pain!