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    OK, sorry to be a bit graphic but my period was a few weeks late then i suddenly got really bad stomach (?) pains and started bleeding absolutely masses, way more than i ever have from a period. I felt really sick and threw up a bit too. I think it was a miscarriage, and the doctor I spoke to on the phone said it sounded like one too.
    The annoying thing is though, i've been told different things by every medical person I've spoken too. The first one told me i should come in straight away, but i couldnt because i had a job interview, so i phoned the next day and said exactly the same thing to a different person, who said that there wasn't anything they could do, but gave me the number of an early pregnancy assesment clinic to phone to see if i needed a 'scan' (dunno what that meant?). So i phoned them and they said I had to take a pregancy test and if it was positive go to the doctor, cos there wasn't anything they could do.
    So I'm a bit confused, I didn't know I was pregnant but as i said, my period was a few weeks later so i was going to take a test soon. The first nurse said that there was no point in taking a pregnancy test because all the hormones would have gone with the miscarriage.

    Anyway what I'm trying to get at is, is there anything I can actually do? Cos the bleeding has stopped but im still in a lot of pain and its nearly a week later now, and I'm still feeling pretty unwell. The doctor said go in if I get a fever cos that might be an unfection, but i'm a bit worried that i'm still hurting so much. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences? I'm a bit of a mess and don't really know what to do
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    Ok the advice that I would give you (which is completely unproffessional) Is go and get a pregnancy test and take it see if it is positive. If it is then call EPAC and tell them what you have just said they may need you to come in and have a scan. If it is negative then make an emergency appointment with you doctor as the fact that you are still in pain and feeling unwell means that you really need to see one. Don't take no for an answer and make sure that you see someone.
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    Go and see your GP. They can help you with the pain and with a proper examination they should be able tell you exactly what went wrong. It could have just been a heavy period cos it was so late?? but i dnt know... You really should see your doctor!
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    See a doctor. You should not be in pain, it's a sign that there is something wrong.
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    You need to go to the doctor so that they can confirm exactly what has happened. Don't faff about with a test. You may be suffering from an infectino due to remaining tissue or something.
    Go today!!
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    Yes, get yourself to a doctor. If you're in pain, it's possible that you have matter trapped in your cervix (from when it contracts and dispels). The womb needs to shed all of the material, or you could be left with some problems. A scan is probably a good idea, to check everything is ok.
    Couldn't hurt to take a pregnancy test. It's more than possible the hormones are still in your body. It'll take a few days for things to go back to normal.
    It sounds really crappy. Take some painkillers and go to bed. :hugs:
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    was there any lumps at all when you were passing blood? if there was then it may of been a miscarriage (i had 1 two weeks ago on thursday), it may be an idea to take a test as the others have said, but seeing as it was nearly a week ago then it may come up negative, but still go and get it checked out asap!
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    Your period was late? Did iy ever come or came when the trouble started?
    Did you take morning after pill? Bits in your blood means nothing.
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    If you feel like you cant go to your gp there are plenty of pregnancy help clinics and gum clinics and family planning clinics. But you shouldnt still be in pain something is wrong. My friend has had two miscarrages and she had to spend the night in hospital each time because of it.
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I went in to the doctor to book an appointment, but got seen pretty quickly when i fainted in reception The doctor said it definitely sounded like a miscarriage, adn put me on antibiotics.

    One more question though - how long does it take to get over it? EVen though I never want kids I've found its really upset me and Im not quite sure what to do with myself
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    I would have thought the doctors would book you in for a scan at your nearest hospital to check there's nothing left in there that could cause you further problems ... Try googling it, Im sure there's plenty of support groups around on the net for people who are dealing with miscarriages

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    (Original post by prettygreeneyes99)
    I would have thought the doctors would book you in for a scan at your nearest hospital to check there's nothing left in there that could cause you further problems ... Try googling it, Im sure there's plenty of support groups around on the net for people who are dealing with miscarriages

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    Well, I expect the doctor knows best.
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    (Original post by Laces)
    Well, I expect the doctor knows best.
    Lol well you'd think wouldnt you, Ive heard too many stories about them not being very helpful to have all that much faith in them to be honest :rolleyes:
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    If you're feeling the emotional aftermath of a miscarriage, try counselling - bear in mind your hormones are also on a slump after the loss of the pregnancy hormones, so it's natural to feel down. Try not to worry, and look after yourself.
 
 
 
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