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Hi, I have a question about spotting during my cycle. I had a twin misscarraige & D&C in may 2009 and since then my cycle has changed. For the last 6 cycles my cycles were 28 days, 28 dyas, 35 days, 45 days, 63 days & 34 days. In the last 4 cycles (including the one i'm in now) I have had brown spotting for 3-4 days about 1 week before ovulation. at first I thought it was ovulation so we were trying to concieve but then later found out by counting my cycle, taking temps & using ovulation detection kits that ovulation happens about a week after the spotting. The spotting is dark brown mostly and it has blobs or jelly looking stuff.. sometimes its stringy but always brown gunge. Usually on the first day of the spotting its slightly pink when I wipe but for the most its dark brown. It hardly makes it to my underwear and is usually only on the toilet paper. I dont have any pain with this spotting and I'm not exercising regularly. My normal period lasts for about 5 days and are a little bit heavy on the first 2-3 days with cramps and then it eases off and is light for the rest. What could this spotting be from? SHould I get my hormones checked? Could this stop me from getting pregnant again? Its really worrying me. Could it be that the d&c didnt remove everything properly? PLease help.
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replied May 19th, 2010
I am having the same thing happen to me right now and I am out of my mind worrying about it. I had a d & C on march 18 and had spotting for like 5 weeks then it stopped for a week and I had what i thought was a normal period. 2 days after my period ended I have this brown gunge like you discribe. I am afraid I will spot again like I did before this cycle. I have had 3 ultrasounds after the d and c as they were also concerned about the lenght of the spotting. i have an inflammed uterus...but no byproducts of miscariage left. I am afraid this inflammation is something serious and will interfere with me getting pregnant. i am so upset and discouraged, Sorry I haven't answered your questions. i see this post was a while ago- I wonder if you have conceived yet or what your outcome was. Good luck and take care
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replied August 18th, 2010
D&C and spotting and ovulate
You described exactly what I'm experiencing. I had a D&C on June 28 at 9 weeks. I had light bleeding after and then just spotting. After 5 weeks I finally had what I thought was a period (clearly red and different than the spotting). It stopped for a few days and then the brown spotting returned. My ovulation kit detected an LH surge in the midst of everything so I wonder if I'm actually ovulating. I have two healthy kids so I know my body can carry a baby, I just don't understand what is happening now! It's comforting to know other people are having similar experiences!
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replied October 26th, 2010
This is exactly what is happening with me. I had a d&c 5 weeks ago with heavy bleeding for about 2 weeks and then about of week of spotting. About 1 week after the spotting stopped it started again and hasn't stopped. I am so worried about what is going on and no doctors seemed to be concerned about it. Has anyone gotten any explanations about prolonged spotting? Is it something to be concerned about or am I worrying unnecessarily.
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replied November 6th, 2010
I am experiencing a similar situation. I had a d&c 5 weeks ago, however I had mild bleeding followed by pink spotting for 2 weeks. The next 2 weeks after, I stopped bleeding all together but then started having yellow mucus discharge. I went to the doctor and he took a sample & looked at it under the microscope. He said there was no bacteria but found a couple of tiny specs of yeast. He gave me medicine to be inserted vaginally for 3 nights. He didn't seemed concerned, and never gave me an explanation for the spotting/discharges. After taking the medicine for 3 days, I began spotting again, then bleeding like a normal period, but this only lasted for 2 1/2 days. The following 4 days after, I've had mild pinkish/brown spotting. I don't know what's going on, but I keep telling myself this is normal and I'm trying not to freak out. Every time I call my doctor/nurse, they never seem concerned and tell me as long as I don't have abdominal pain or a fever, it's nto an infection and that I'm ok. They won't do an ultrasound to check things out. I know every woman's body is different, and I'm guessing it takes a while for the "cycle" to get back on track. Like everyone else, I'm wondering if I am worrying for nothing, or should I see another doctor & get a 2nd opinion?
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replied November 8th, 2010
I think you should get a second opinion from another dr. it seem like something is going on.

I am getting so irritated with the doctor being so unconcerned. I finally got so fed up that I decided to go see a Chinese Acupuncturist/Herbalist that has helped me in the past with back pain, just to see if there was anything she could do to help. She gave me some herbs to help regulate my hormones and the spotting stopped after about a week. I was so excited that I was getting back to normal and then this morning I was at the gas station when all the sudden I started bleeding super heavy(through my underwear and jeans in seconds and then filled 5 pads in 30minutes). After about 1hr is stopped gushing and now is very light. I called the dr. and he said it sounds like my period and not to worry about it. In 15 years of periods I have never experienced any period that haemorrhage's for 30minutes then stops. Now I'm super concerned and don't feel like the dr. cares at all. Does anybody have any ideas of what might be going on or suggestions for what I should do. I think an ultrasound might be needed but I don't know what to do if the dr. is so unconcerned.
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replied December 2nd, 2010
I did some searches on the web and discovered that some women (in rare instances) have actually had to get a 2nd D&C done, because not all of the product was removed the 1st time. With bleeding that heavy, you should definetly get another ultrasound.

When I first had my miscarriage in September, they told me I passed everything & didn't need a d&c. 2 weeks later, I hemmoraged very badly, went back to the emergency room, which is when they did another U/S and discovered not all of the product was gone. THAT's when I had the d&c done in October.

Since my 2 1/2-day period, I've had another period, this time lasting 3 days, and more yellow mucus discharge in-between cycles. *sigh*.... getting to be so irritating!

Yes, I will be getting a 2nd opinion, as soon as I can find another hospital/doctor. Problem is, I live so far away, that I don't have any other choices, unless I want to drive 45 minutes.
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replied December 21st, 2010
Heavy Bleeding and second D&C
Hi

I had the same problem. Heres my story, I had an ultrasound and was told there was no heartbeat on 20 October 2010. I had a D&C on 2 November 2010, after that I kept bleeding on and off for 5 weeks. The bleeding stopped for a whole week (not even any spotting). I then started to experience very heavy bleeding and insisted on a scan.

The scan showed a small part of the placenta had been missed during the first D&C and was told to go home as the rest would come out naturally. However a few days later I started bleeding very very heavily, another ultrasound was carried out (this time a Transviginal scan) which showed a ball of placenta had been left behind and not picked up by the previous scan. I was losing so much blood that I had to have a second D&C.

Since then I have had an infection, which resulted in a hosiptal stay for 5 days. My latest scan has shown all the products are out and the bleeding has finally stopped.

My advice is that if you suspect something is wrong, insist on getting it checked out and if that means exaggerating your symptoms then so be it. You know your body better than anyone else. You should not be bleeding heavily after a D&C and if you are they need to get to the bottom of it.

If the D&C has been sucessful your hormones should be zero and a pregnancy test negative. My pregnancy test was positive for 5 weeks following my first D&C!that was a big clue.

I have lived a nightmare during the past 2 months, wouldnt wish it on anyone. I dont mean to scare anyone and I kept being told I was a rare case but best to be extra cautious. Apologies for the long email.
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replied January 10th, 2011
This is really scary im experiencing the brown gunge and spotting described by people on here bt i dont think iv ever been pregnant. I'm really worried and confused.
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replied January 11th, 2011
Thank you ladies for sharing your experiences. I too lost a baby recently. Development stopped at 6.5 weeks and no heartbeat was found at 11 weeks. I had a d&c on Nov 17, followed by just 2 days of moderate bleeding which tapered to spotting, but I spotted for 3 weeks total. After 3 weeks of spotting regularly, I started my period, which was PSYCHO heavy for 2 full weeks. Now, I'm awaiting my 2nd period since d&c and have found myself spotting again here and there. Nothing frightening, but annoyed that when I wipe, I notice pinkish/brownish. I am not PG. I keep chalking it up to my hormones being all over the place, but at what point is this all going to be over. We were going to try again after my next period and the waiting game is very frustrating.
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replied February 21st, 2011
I had a miscarriage in August that did not require a D&C. I got pregnant again in december and at 7 weeks baby showed good heartbeat but at 9 weeks there was no heartbeat, and I then had to get a D&C. I had pretty much no bleeding for the first 4 days, on the 4th day started bleeding a lot with clot like dark chunks, that only lasted for 24hrs. Over the next week the blood slowed and stopped. I am now almost 13 days post D&C and have a small amount of a whitish yellow discharge. I hope this is normal, and my cycle will return in the next few weeks. I am really wanting to try again after my next cycle. I already have one healthy child that I had no pregnancy problems with and I know in my heart I can have another soon. I pray myself and everyone above has a happy outcome in the future
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replied August 11th, 2011
Although it has been a long time since all of you wrote on this forum, I am really hoping all of you got back to normal cycles after the D&C. I apologize for the length of my post but it is just so relieving to pour it all out with people who understand what you are going through. I am experiencing exactly the same brown discharge 8 weeks after my D&C (lost my triplets at 6 weeks, but didn't miscarry until 11 weeks) and my first "period" was so light it only lasted for one day. After the D&C I only spotted for a week, then after 6 weeks I started spotting again so I thought I was getting my period, but the spotting lasted for 1 week and it was so light it couln't be considered a period and finally I had one day of light bleeding (1 pad would have been enough for the day) and back to spotting again. After that I had one dry week, and the spotting is on once more. Dr. says to wait it out, but this is just so weird I am freaking out. I was so regular with my periods before this, it scares me to think I will never get back to normal again. This was my second miscarriage, first one went out natural way at 6 weeks and three weeks after that I was having a normal period. I waited for four months to get pregnant again and unfortunately it all went wrong, and now I am even regretting having allowed the D&C to be performed.
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replied August 31st, 2011
I had a D & C on July 8th. I had light bleeding for about a week after. I then had a day of really light spotting 4 weeks post D & C and it started again the 5th week, this time lasting 4 days. Originally the doctor counted that as my period until I had another day of spotting during the 6th week. I went in for blood work and I still have HCG in my system. I go again in 2 weeks to see if it's back to 0. It has been 8 weeks since my D & C and I am getting frusterated because they want me to wait one cycle until we can TTC again. Part of me wants to consider that my period and start trying again one and part of me wants to wait until my first heavy cycle but I'm getting anxious:(
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replied January 9th, 2012
Menstrual spotting, no bleeding, but regular cycle
This is all similar to my experience: My son was is now 1yr9months and 8 weeks after he was born I hemorrhaged, finding out some placenta was still inside. I had to have a D&C, since then I have not had 'real' period. I have a regular cycle 30 days, but when its 'period' time I have VERY little to show for it, brownish discharge, barely making it to my underwear. I know my cycle matches up because my ovulation is on course. My husband and I have been trying since our son turned 1 and nothing to show for it. My Dr. also seems unconcerned, I am seeing a specialist in a week.
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replied January 10th, 2012
Hey can some one please help me. I've bee trying for a baby we have been having sex at all the right times then I was 3 days late for my period then I started spotting Brown,pink n a ill red watery blood I guess to call it. Then the next day it got a lil heavier but not enough to be normal for me as a period now today it's stopped only brown blood when I wipe any suggestions?
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replied January 14th, 2012
you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. That bleeding you described could be implantation bleeding. good luck.
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replied January 20th, 2012
I spoke with my Dr. today and this seems to line up- hopefully it helps some of you, I have tests to do still but this is her assumption:

Undergoing a dilation and curettage (D&C) either by necessity or by choice. Serious complications associated with the procedure are rare, but about 8% of women may develop intrauterine adhesions (scar tissue in the uterus) after having a D&C.

Uterine adhesions don't always cause problems, but sometimes they can -- so it's good to be aware of the possibility.

Symptoms associated with clinically significant intrauterine adhesions include:

Infertility
Menstrual irregularities (hypomenorrhea, amenorrhea)
Cyclic pelvic pain
Recurrent pregnancy loss.
Infertility is the most common reason patients present for evaluation: 43 percent of women with intrauterine adhesions have some degree of infertility.

The specifics of treatment will vary by the circumstances, but the most common treatment will be hysteroscopic surgery. Doctors may also recommend medication or short-term placement of a Foley catheter after the surgery to reduce the risk that the adhesions will return. Treatment of adhesions improves the odds of a successful pregnancy in most cases, but in severe cases, the adhesions may not be treatable and may result in longstanding problems with infertility.
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replied February 5th, 2012
I had a d and c 3rd of janurary. I bled for one week. Had brown spotting and gunge a week ago. I now have what i think is fertile cervical mucous, so have been ttc again. I still have not had any sign of a period. Is this normal
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replied August 4th, 2012
no mensus after even one year of miaacariage
please solve my problem:-i have spoting only after one year of misccarige,no contineaos cycle........i had a miscarriage at last year of june and still no mensus,every test is normal,plz suggest me
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replied August 6th, 2012
Did you have a D&C after your miscarriage?
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