D&C Surgery. What's it like?

Discussion in 'Miscarriage Support' started by Kyzz086, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Kyzz086

    Kyzz086 Member

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    Booked in for a DC next Tuesday and I wanted to know what happens?
    Do they do an ultrasound before the surgery?
    How long does it all take?
    After side effects??
     
  2. Lindsay109

    Lindsay109 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kyzz,

    Sorry you are going through this :hugs:

    I had a D&C 2 weeks ago today. Went for 12 week ultrasound and the baby had stopped growing and there was no evidence of a heartbeat. The next morning I went to the doctor, who sent me to ER to be seen for the D&C (I couldn't bear just waiting for things to happen naturally... it had already been at least 3 weeks since baby had stopped growing and had no signs of miscarriage).

    Anyway, they re-scanned me for confirmation at the hospital and I had the D&C the next morning. I was really quite anxious about the surgery but it was not bad at all. They put me to sleep, and when I woke up I had some cramping... it was bad enough that I asked for some pain meds, but it did not last long. DH said it was a little over an hour from when they took me to the OR until when the surgeon came out to tell him things went well. I was discharged about 1.5 hours after I woke up and didn't require any pain meds after leaving the hospital.

    To date I have had minimal bleeding - had what I would call light bleeding the day of surgery and the day after and then nothing for another 5 days. About a week after surgery I had some light bleeding/spotting again... it lasted for a few days and now is gone.

    Good luck on tuesday hun, I hope everything goes well (or as well as possible given the circumstances)
     
  3. Dollface94

    Dollface94 Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun.. I had a MMC last June and chose the D&C option after finding out at the 12 week scan that my baby had grown its wings at 8 weeks. Hard is no way to describe how it was to try and make a decision of how to end the pregnancy. I wanted to wait it out and do it naturally as I was so terrified of hospitals and still are.. It was a breeze. They made me get there for 7am, and by 12am I was ready to come home. The only bit I found slightly uncomfortable, just a little worse than a really bad period was the tablets they give you to dilate your cervix which obviously makes the procedure a lot less hassle. Once they gave me pain killers for the pain and I had my operation, I literally woke up and went for a pee straight away (I thought it would hurt so bad!) it didn't feel any different to normal and I didn't need any pain killers after I had it done, or when I came home. They give you a big bag full of pain killers incase you do need them, might just of been me. The nurses on the gynae ward are so so lovely and literally bend over backwards for every women on the ward considering the circumstances, and it's also a comfort getting to know some of the other ladies in the beds next to you as they know exactly how you're feeling.
    I really wanted an ultrasound before they did the procedure on me to make sure they had got it all right. I didn't believe it at first :cry: but they say it's pointless and no they don't do an ultrasound before. Not here anyway! The actual thing took no longer than 20/25 but the rest of the time being away from the ward is made up in recovery.

    Good luck, sorry for the essay! so sorry for your loss :hugs: xx
     

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