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Old Dec 4th, 2013, 15:04 PM   1
Jadenmia
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Misoprostol experiences?


Hi all! I took the misoprostol yesterday afternoon in hope of speeding the process up a little bit. I started spotting last Tuesday, only brown when I wiped. And scan on Friday showed that there was no sac or baby in my uterus just a mass of 'something' lower in my uterus. I was supposed to be 10 weeks so I'm guessing I lost the baby very early on and it had already started the process?
My strong contractions were coming and going for 2 days before I took the misoprostol dose yesterday at 5. In 25 minutes I had strong cramps that just stuck around. After 5 hours contractions came in full force every minute for nearly 2 hours. During that time I passed 3 chuncks of 'tissue' but all no bigger than a quarter or so.
I did the water test with the clots and none dissolved or came apart. They were dark red in colour with parts of grey tissue.

I am terrified of a d&c. I can't bring myself to get one due to my fears so I am hoping it has all passed normally.
Should I have passed something bigger or will I? It is not quite 24 hours since the dose, but contractions have all stopped.
Or does that sound about right regarding my scan finding no sac intact?

Sorry for all the questions, it really helps to come here and talk thankyou



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Old Dec 4th, 2013, 19:36 PM   2
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Hi all! I took the misoprostol yesterday afternoon in hope of speeding the process up a little bit. I started spotting last Tuesday, only brown when I wiped. And scan on Friday showed that there was no sac or baby in my uterus just a mass of 'something' lower in my uterus. I was supposed to be 10 weeks so I'm guessing I lost the baby very early on and it had already started the process?
My strong contractions were coming and going for 2 days before I took the misoprostol dose yesterday at 5. In 25 minutes I had strong cramps that just stuck around. After 5 hours contractions came in full force every minute for nearly 2 hours. During that time I passed 3 chuncks of 'tissue' but all no bigger than a quarter or so.
I did the water test with the clots and none dissolved or came apart. They were dark red in colour with parts of grey tissue.

I am terrified of a d&c. I can't bring myself to get one due to my fears so I am hoping it has all passed normally.
Should I have passed something bigger or will I? It is not quite 24 hours since the dose, but contractions have all stopped.
Or does that sound about right regarding my scan finding no sac intact?

Sorry for all the questions, it really helps to come here and talk thankyou
I would go in for a follow up ultrasound...did you take them vaginally? If not and you have something left behind you may ask for the pills to take them vaginally they seem to work better that way. You put a tiny amount of water on them and insert them vaginally....lie down for 3-4 hours and then it should start and finish you from there...I hope you get this over with I know I needed closure.



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Old Dec 4th, 2013, 21:07 PM   3
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Hi - so sorry you're going through this .. I literally just posted my story on the thread "blighted ovum -- waiting to pass" .. I am going to copy it here. I would think the mistoprostal hasn't worked for you. Dd your dr tell u to try again tomorrow? One reason my dr didn't do it from the start was because she said she's been underwhelmed with it, that it often doesn't work, etc. I think a lot of people need 2 doses, and sometimes it still doesn't work. She sent me home with more pills that I would insert tomorrow if it hadn't happened tonight. Anyway let me copy what I just wrote on the other post. Let me know if you have more questions!



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Old Dec 4th, 2013, 21:08 PM   4
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Here it is!

So sorry you're going through this. I am too. I started spotting 2 weeks ago (at 8w) and was diagnosed with BO, pregnancy measuring 5+5. Since I had "so little tissue" my doctor also preferred I wait for it to pass naturally. (I wanted that too even though I wanted it over with as well). Anyway my first ultrasound was on a Friday. I bled all week and passed small clots. Mild/moderate cramps. The following Thursday-Saturday at times my cramps were really bad and I did take percocets. I wouldn't say it was the worst pain ever though, just really bad period cramps. Friday I passed an enormous (grapefruit size) clot. Went Friday afternoon for anther u/s and was told my mc was incomplete. Spoke to my dr and we decided it was still going on so keep waiting. She almost gave me mistoprostal but we decided against it. The bleeding and cramps continued. By Sunday the cramps stopped, and I've felt great this week, though still bleeding. Back to work etc.

Today, Weds, I went for anther us and its still incomplete. My dr did an exam and said my cervix is open and there was tissue up there so obviously my body is working on it. We decided to try the mistoprostal to just get this over with. I really don't want a d&c unless really necessary at this point . (I'm scared of the anesthesia... I know I should just get over it). Anyway she placed pills vaginally at 2:30 today and I started cramping (mild/mod) shortly thereafter. By 4:30 I was sitting on the toilet passing tons of stuff every 5-10 minutes. It's continued all night- every 15 mins or so I run to the toilet and tons of stuff just falls out (sorry, gross!). It seems like its started to slow down now (it's 9pm). My dr had said I'd have to place more pills tomorrow if it didn't happen tonight but I think I'm good, so we'll see. I will be really upset if I still need a d&c after all of this, but otherwise I'm glad to have done it naturally. It wasn't really that bad physically, other than bleeding for 2 weeks now. Emotionally the first few days were hardest but then I started to just want to move on.

Sorry this was so long and TMI but I scoured the Internet for stories when I was waiting and I found little. I hope this helps you. Sending hugs as it sucks to be in this position and I'm so sorry you're in it too.



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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 12:34 PM   5
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Thankyou so much for taking the time to reply girls and again, I am so sorry for your losses. This is the most terrible and confusing time of my life!!
It's now 3 days past taking my first dose of misoprostol and still nothing huge has come out only 3 quarter size clots and I expected to see a lot of blood too which I havnt at all.
I really can't go through with the d&c and I am dreading for another dose of those pills I have been on t3s since I took the pill and I thought maybe I could stop taking them around the clock last night. 7 hours after I took them I was so uncomfortable I had to take more
I really want to go back to work and everything go back to normal
My doctor appointment is today and we will see if my hcg has gone back down and will probably schedule another internal scan to see what's going on. Ugh.
I think it's just a horrible joke that not only on too of losing my unborn child we have to go through the additional complications afterwards makes me feel like I must have done something terrible to deserve this.
I just want it to be over



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