Has anybody ever had a miscarriage linger on and on and on?
I conceived on 8/23 and at my 8 week appt found that it didn't have a heartbeat (same situation as my 1st mc in May). I decided to wait and allow my body to process it naturally like it did previously. On 10/12 I decided that waiting was consuming my life so I used Cytotec 800 mcg vaginally. It produced lots of cramping and bleeding so I assumed it had worked.
2 weeks later on Halloween I woke to cramping and excessive bleeding with large clots. Went to the ER and found out via u/s that the embryo was fully intact. My OB decided a D&C would be best due to bleeding and becaise my cervix was open (risk of infection). D&C was completed and I made it home in time to see my 2 kids out the door to trick or treat. Never had cramping and only minimal bleeding/spotting.
4 days later I spiked a temp of >102. Went to the ER. U/s showed uterus to be "junky" and an area of increased vasculation so they started me on 3 different IV abx and kept me overnight for observation. My OB assumed it was retained tissue. I spiked a fever of 102.9 that night in the hospital. Ended up being there for 5 days because my blood work showed bone marrow suppression and my blood pressure was really low, but I felt fine. During those days they gave me oral cytotec and methergine to try to get my body to release the tissue. Discharged with oral abx for 7 days.
1 week follow up u/s showed same junky uterus with increased vasculation. Hcg is down to 715 from 1200 last week (few weeks post d&c at this point). My OB is trying to avoid a 2nd d&c so she gave me cytotec 600 mcg vaginally but it hasn't produced any cramping and only spotting.
At this point I almost want to just have another d&c to be done with this but I'm terrified something will go wrong and I'll not be able to try for another baby. I'm just emotionally drained from this whole experience and can't understand why my body won't cooperate like it did in May when I mc naturally and easily.