Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:25 pm
Post subject: Did anyone have any testing after m/c?
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Hi hun, i have had absolutely nothing. I had a d&c 2 weeks ago and i thought they might do a post op scan to check all is ok but nothing!
I personally did hpt's to check that my hcg levels decreased and i got my negative last might. So now i just wait for my 1st AF to come since mmc x
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:49 am
H Saffy1984, I think you mean testing after a MC to see what the cause was? I think it is usually something that they only do if you have had about three in a row, such as genetic tests or physical reasons like a weak cervix, that sort of thing. I have had three losses but all very spaced apart and for different reasons so don't qualify for tests as most people would not unless they have had three all close together in a row.
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:11 am
My SIL is just now waiting for test results (16th Feb) as she had 3 mc's in 8 Months. The doctors told her after her 2nd mc that they don't do any tests to see if anything is wrong until you have 3 in succession. I find this very unfair but i suppose mc is a natural thing and in some cases there is no rhyme or reason for it.
Don't know if this is what you meant?? Other than that test with a hpt to see if you levels are back to normal. I was told I had mc'd over the telephone and I haven't seen any one since!!!
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:01 pm
i have had 3 m/c and am due to see a specialist in march not sure what they will do tho,i had first m/c a few yrs ago second in june and 3rd dec.
When you have a d & c they dont do anything more as they say they get everything when doing the op and there is no need to re scan/follow up.
It really makes you feel like another number so to speak as you are practically left to just get on with it.xx
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:31 pm
Yeah, I did mean tests to make sure that nothing is wrong. I know that sometimes it just happens and its one of those things but it does seem really cruel to me that they make you go trough 3 before they do any testing at all. I found it heartbreaking after 1 - i cant imagine wot it would be like to have to endure three!
Someone had written on one of the forums that they had some tests and found they had an infection - BV - that could have caused their miscarriage. It just made me think that after a mc they could perhaps give you simple swab tests??? I tried to get a smear test and swabs but the nurse flatly refused to give me one because im not 25 for 6 months!
I think you feel so isolated after mc - they send you off with ur leaflets & ur left with ur feelings & questions.
Sorry rant over!!
hope ur testing goes ok waiting4bfp & good luck to you all x
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:34 pm
I have to agree with you Saffy1984, that I feel totally alone after my mmc and D/C!
The hospital just sent me on my way with some leaflets!
I just wish they could give you something like a written report on what tests they had carried out on my baby etc!
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:32 am
I didn't have any testing (or so i thought) after my mmc and visit to hosptial in Dec. They rang me yesterday to inform me of problems they found with the placenta. They ran these tests 2 weeks after my erpc and just filed my results - I'm so pee'd off!
She said they normally run tests but don't inform you unless there are problems. I'm not so sure what happens though with a natural mc.
It's almost like they give you some leaflets and tell you to be on your way, just feel like a number and not an individual with worries and concerns.
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:02 am
im not sure what happens during the opp you had or anything
but i know how you feel in regards to feeling like just another number!!
they wouldnt even give me a scan there and then to see if baby was ok and they new there was a high chance i was miscarrying.... after that they should have given tests to make sure there was no damage or infection especially with how far through the pregnancy i was but i had nothing
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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:22 pm
It is really bad how most of us have been treated after m/c. I was actually having a threatened miscarriage but they couldnt get me in for a scan for a whole week by which point I had already realised that the baby had gone by doing the test myself. The NHS just really dont want to know at all. Its especially disgusting what has happened to you n1c. It makes me want to start a petition or something!!! x
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:52 pm
I had a post m/c scan, 10 days after but have been referred to a specialist even though it was my first m/c, due to the fact it took me so long to conceive, not sure what they are going to do though yet, i am still waiting for my appointment to come through, xxx
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:37 pm
I didnt have any testing or even leaflets after miscarriage. In fact, I had to take 7 trips and 7 scans before they even decided to tell me what was going on with my body. I knew I was 8 weeks, but they kept telling me I was 4 weeks pregnant because there was no heartbeat. I pretty much knew it was a mc because of that plus i was going through 20 or more Courtney Love sized maxi pads a day and was experiencing contractions. I bled heavily for 3 weeks. That was my second miscarriage and I'm still resentful of the way I was treated.
Here I am, 17 months later, finally conceived again. It took a really long time to fall pregnant after that ordeal. I'm dreading to go back to that hospital to get my 12 week scan. But if they try to pussy foot with me again they'll get a Pele blow off in their ward.
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