I had a MMC about a couple of months ago and was given some pills to induce it. It was the most painful and horrible experience but to my knowledge it went as expected. A lot of bleeding and clots that lasted about 2 weeks. They sent me a blood test a few days after and my hCG levels had gone down drastically (as expected), they sent me another blood test to get done that I did 2 weeks ago but my hCG levels were still not below 5. They called me and told me to get another blood test in two weeks. I had that blood test done today but found they were testing for 3 things: hCG levels, full blood work and a pre-natal blood blood. I tried calling my doctor to ask about it but she hasn’t gotten back to me yet. Should I be worried that they found something abnormal on the first test or is this just regular procedure? I’m trying not to freak out but it’s hard.
Re: What to expect after a miscarriage
For example, I had a MMC at 10 weeks in early October last year. I took misoprostol to induce the miscarriage, and had a similar experience to yours (pain, clots, etc), but after the initial two weeks, I continued to bleed due to retained tissue. It took about 8 weeks for my HCG levels to drop below 5, and I still wound up having to go for a D&C in late-December to remove a polyp & some of the retained tissue, and to flush my uterus and fallopian tubes with saline. I'm lucky I didn't get an infection. I didn't get my true cycle back until the month after the D&C.
Since you decided to take the misoprostol (versus D&C route) it might be a good idea to see if your doctor can schedule you for an ultrasound to ensure that you passed everything or if you need another round of misoprostol or a D&C.
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