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29/05/2013 at 11:46
I'm asking on behalf of a friend. She suffered a m/c 5 and a half weeks ago. She was approx 7 weeks pregnant. Everything came away naturally, when she went to the EPU to scan her after she'd had a major bleed they couldn't see anything, and a week later she did a pg test which was negative.
Now though she's still feeling awful, she is worn out and sleepy all the time, keeps feeling dizzy and faint. She went to the doctors last night to tell them how she was feeling and was shocked that they didn't take her Blood pressure, or send away for any blood tests to be done to see if she is suffering from low iron levels or something. They did swabs to check she's not got an infection, but that's about it, and they told her to rest.
I asked her if she could be pg again? She said it's highly unlikely. How long roughly after a mc did you start to feel the slightest bit normal again? Emotionally she's been ok, bu physically she feels drained.
29/05/2013 at 13:00
I had a mc at 7.5 weeks at Easter. After the jnti period of bleeding and my second scan physically I felt ok. I was already taking iron supplements tho as I'm always anaemic. Did your friend ever have a second scan confirming that everything was gone (I can't think of a nice way to put it)? Might be worth contacting EPU and asking their general advice as they possibly have more experience than GP.
29/05/2013 at 13:07
I had a m/c in March when I was 7+3 and fell pregnant again immediately I.e. when I OV'd 20 days later. So defo make her take a test! It terms of recovery, tbh I felt fine pretty much as soon as bleeding stopped (Emotionally not the case) I never had bloods for iron nor blood pressure or anything done.
29/05/2013 at 13:22
I had an ERPC and lost a lot of blood in theatre. I'd say physically I was ok after a week or so. Emotionally longer.
Sounds like she could be anaemic but also those symptoms could be depression I guess? How is she dealing with it emotionally?
29/05/2013 at 13:26
Thanks ladies for sharing your experience. I will recommend that she takes a test again then if she's still feeling funny in a week or so. She works in a doctors surgery as a receptionist, so i've asked her to get one of the GPs to check her BP for her. NG - i'll suggest she contacts the EPU again, she never had another scan to check to see if everything had come away completely. When she went to the EPU on the monday after the major blood loss on the sunday they just said that they couldn't see anything, and that she should take another pregnancy test the following monday, and that if it came back negative then it would be all done with.
She's never been pregnant before, so this was all new to her, and within our group of friends who've had babies, thankfully none of us have had to go through a m/c so we're not really a lot of help advice wise which is why i thought i'd ask on here for her.
She was back at work the day after the m/c so i'm worried that she's done too much too soon, and she should have taken time to rest a bit before hand, but she was the only wage earner as her husband was out of work, so felt that she couldn't take any time off as she wouldn't get paid, only SSP which isn't enough for them to survive on.
29/05/2013 at 13:30
Workinghard, she seemed to be coping ok with it emotionally, if anything it was her husband that seemed to take it worse. They've had a crap couple of years, he's been in and out of work and suffered with depression and his own health problems, and this was supposed to be the start of them getting things back on track. She was very much of the "what will be will be" mindset, but i guess that could just be a cover, and she is probably hurting more than she was letting on, so that perhaps her H wasn't worrying about her so much.
I'm going to see her on friday night for a cuppa and a good chat, so will have a proper talk to her then. We've been on holiday for two weeks so i've not been on hand as much as i would have been to support her. I was expecting to have come home and for her to be feeling a bit better, but it wouldn't seem the case.
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