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I had an US at 7 weeks that showed just a sac. No embryo, thus no heartbeat. I was on progesterone suppositories, which I stopped then, but it's been three weeks now and other than some occasional cramping there's no sign of anything happening.<br>
With previous m/c I usually started bleeding within a week after stopping progesterone. Once I wasn't on progesterone at all and it seemed to take longer.<br>
At the hospital I was told to come back if nothing happened in a week, but I really don't want a d&c or cytotec (took that once but didn't seem to make things go faster). Besides, I feel like my body will take care of itself without interventions.<br>
Is there any reason not to wait, any risks I'm not thinking about? (I know there's an infection risk, but I'm assuming I'll notice pain/ discharge/ fever or something..)<br>
I would love to hear your opinions and experiences.
 

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Anybody? I'm really starting to feel a bit nervous about this..
 

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Sorry for your loss Mama.<br>
This time I opted for a d&c. My RE told me that if I waited he would be uncomfortable if nothing had happened within 2 weeks, and he would want to intervene at that point. I ended up waiting 1 week before requesting intervention.<br><br>
However, at the hospital where I had the d&c, I was told that conservative management could take anywhere up to 6-10 weeks. Some women wait that long.<br>
If you plan to wait it out, you need to keep an eye out for the signs of infection: fever, chills, feeling unwell, prolonged bright red bleeding, offensive discharge.
 

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My first m/c was simliar to yours. I found out at 7.5 weeks the baby had died and I m/c naturally at close to 9.5 weeks. So, two weeks.<br><br>
I am currently waiting to m/c this one. I found out 11 days ago the baby stopped developing and am currently waiting to m/c with absolutely no sign that anything is about to happen. Apart from possible danger to my health (infection), I wouldn't ever go the medical route.<br><br>
I'm so sorry for your loss.
 

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I don't do early medical care so my indication is bleeding. Your body will get rid of the dead tissue. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I can't imagine doing early ultrasounds and having to wait for the bleeding though. God that is hard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm so sorry.
 

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Thanks for your replies. The reason (for me) to do an early ultrasound is the hope for some early reassurance - or alternatively, to know that it's not going anywhere and thus not to let hope build up.. I agree there would be many valid reasons not to have one, but I would find that wait hard as well.<br><br>
You have reassured me that it's probably going to be ok to wait, so that's what I'll do for now.
 

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Just wishing you the best. Waiting can be so hard....<br><br>
With all four of my (missed) miscarriages I waited a few weeks from the time of finding out before having a d and c. For me, the waiting and the unknown of when it was going to happen was too much. I didn't have any signs of impending miscarriage.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Tracy
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't do early medical care so my indication is bleeding. Your body will get rid of the dead tissue. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I can't imagine doing early ultrasounds and having to wait for the bleeding though. God that is hard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm so sorry.</div>
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This is me, too. With my recent m/c, the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks and I didn't have an ultrasound until 10 weeks, after 2 weeks of spotting and 3 days of bleeding.<br><br>
I was on OTC progesterone cream and went off it as soon as we found out the baby was gone. The next day I also took the herbal tincture blue vervain as recommended by my midwife - 1 tsp every hour for 6 hours. My last dose was at noon. By 4pm the m/c started and by 5pm it was over. After that I had several days of period-type bleeding and then spotted for a while. I am still spotting now, 12 days after the m/c. I really think the blue vervain helped things get going faster and kept it from dragging out.
 

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it sounds like i had the exact same issue, was called a blighted ovum.<br>
i waited it out and it took till 13-14w to pass. my ob was fine with me waiting and didn't rush me at all<br><br>
i'm glad i did, as my current pg i was dx with a weak cervix. i would think a recent d/c would have made my cervical issues worse
 

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Im so sorry for your loss =(<br>
I started bleeding at 5 1/2 weeks was told i was miscarrying, decided to do it naturally had heavy bleeding and period like cramping for 10 days then 2 days of really bad cramping and passed it on the 12th day. today is day 13 and I am feeling much better (physically that is) and the bleeding has slowed down to spotting.
 

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Thanks all for your reactions, and I am sorry for your losses as well.<br>
I miscarried last friday night - we moved on Saturday. Maybe it means we're getting a new start..
 

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hugs Gabry. glad to see an update but sorry this is it. glad you waited. your body knew what to do...
 

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With my first miscarriage I went in for an ultrasound at 8wks. we found out the embryo stopped growing at 6wks. I didn't miscarry until 10wks. So, that took 4 weeks from the time the embryo died to the time I miscarried. They offered me a d&c but I told them my body would take care of it, and it did. The waiting was hard, but something that needed to be done.
 
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