how long do you bleed during a miscarriage?

Marley - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 175 moms have responded )

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I just found out that i lost my baby at 6 weeks, I got sick and had to go to the e.r. and the doctors couldn't find the baby, by then there should've been something showing. Now, I'm clotting and letting mother nature takes it's course, but I want to try again, I've been bleeding for almost a week now but I don't know how long it normally takes to get over a miscarriage. My doctor told me that he could give me a perscription to make the miscarriage process go a little faster, but I told him no. has anyone bled longer than a week during their miscarriage?

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Tracy - posted on 08/07/2011

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I bled for about 2 weeks but only heavily for 1... if it continues much longer then the doctor might have to do a D&C. sorry about your loss.

Catherine - posted on 08/07/2011

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I unfortunately had 3 miscarriages. I bled for around 2 weeks. Very heavy at first, then trailed off. I was told by 2 different dr's to wait at least six weeks after to try again, to let your body rest and recover. I't hard to go through it. I did go on to have 3 beautiful girls, so don't give up hope.

Kim - posted on 08/07/2011

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Been there and tried to allow nature to take its course. I had to be rushed to the e.r. when the official miscarriage took place because of all the bleeding. The doctor performed a d and c to completely rid the uterus of any remains. Talk to your doctor and see if they can give you a d and c

Nancy - posted on 08/07/2011

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I'm sorry for your loss. It isn't easy, but statistically 10-25% of pregnancies result in miscarriage. When I miscarried the first time, I cramped and bled for about a day (until my D&C), and then for a couple of weeks following that. I would call the dr. and see if he needs to see you OR ask to talk to him or his nurse regarding this. As far as trying again, I would follow my doctor's advice - and personally, I wouldn't recommend getting pregnant again immediately as you need not only to let your body normalize again, but you need to deal with the emotions involved in this type of loss - different people do so in different ways. Lay advice from other women is good and all, but your doctor actually knows your body and needs better :), so please do let him do the job you (and hopefully your insurance company!) pay him to do - which is to do what's best for you :)

PnJ (Joanna) - posted on 08/07/2011

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I bled for a little over a week. Did you pass the baby yet? looks like a big clot. After that I bled for about a week and a half. Just be careful. They told me I was healthy and would pass the baby no problem but after a few days I felt really dizzy and was bleeding alot so I went to the er and they still had to dnc me because there was a little piece of tissue still clinging on. I lost alot of blood and had to have a blood infusion. If you are filling up a pad in less than an hr call your dr. If not don't worry it should be over soon. then they say give yourself 3mths to get your body back to normal hormone wise before you try. They told me to have about 3 regular periods before trying again. Best of luck and i will keep you in prayers.

Jodell - posted on 08/07/2011

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I am so very sorry for your loss!!! I bled very hard for aleast 10 days and then for a month but at first it was bad to the point that I myself needed blood. If you feel very weak and have a hard time breathing you need to get your HGB checked ASAP. I was out of work for a month and needed help taking care of my 3 year old at the time... I wish you all the best in the world.

Tania - posted on 08/07/2011

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I'm sorry for your loss. Every woman is different. I love a pregnancy at 7 weeks, bled for about 2 weeks and got pregnant immediately thereafter and had a healthy pregnancy.

Heather - posted on 08/07/2011

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It can be like a postpartum period. Which can be up to eight weeks. It should change color and consistency over that time. Never more than a pad an hour.

Tatiana - posted on 08/07/2011

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I'm not 100% sure on that but I do know you are suppose to wait at least 3 months before trying again. I would check with your dr. to make sure but that is what I was told. I had a miscarriage and had to go to the Hospital and have a DNC but I don't recall how long I bled after that. Sorry for your loss.

Ursula - posted on 08/07/2011

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I bled my normal period time, but it was twice as heavy. The next month I fell pregnant again and my son is now 4 months old. It's mind over matter really. The mind is very strong and powerful tool over the body/

Angela - posted on 08/07/2011

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I would say i bled almost 2 weeks, n had lots of cramping. Doc said it was normal.

Amanda - posted on 08/07/2011

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i had a miscaeeiage in aprill i was 11 weeks nd the doctor give a treat ment call medical management which ment staying in hospital ova nyt every thing came away and when i left hospital i bled for another 3-4 wks after

Rebecca - posted on 08/07/2011

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I had a miscarriage at 7 weeks at the beginning of Nov 2010. I bled so much on the day I miscarried that my doctor recommended a D&C. After that I beld for a bout 2 weeks but not very heavily. Then two weeks later I had a period. We started trying again straight after that and I conceived at the beginning of February. I am now 6.5 months pregnant and all is well. Like everyone says, it is up to you and your partner when you start trying again. You have to feel ready both emotionally and physically. Can I ask why you did not want medical intervention?

Toni - posted on 08/06/2011

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A friend of mine just miscarried and her dr told her not to try again for 2 months. Just to be on the safe side, whether you are bleeding or not, I would check with your dr before you start trying again. ♥
Good luck hon, and i am very sorry for your loss.

Rachel - posted on 08/06/2011

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It takes a while It was different for me with each of my miscarriages I had 2. Also before you try again give your body time to heal before you should try again it gives you more of a chance of being able to carry the baby to term and not have another tragic misscarriage.

Katy - posted on 08/06/2011

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3 years ago I had a miscarriage. I was not quite as far along as you were, only about a month or so. I bled for about a week, very light not to crampy either. Physically I guess that was good but emotionally I was a wreck of course. I had only known for 7 days that I was even pregnant so it was dificult for me. My fiancee and I hadn't decided if we had even wanted to have another baby, already having 2 children, but after the miscarriage we knew we needed another. We started trying immediately after I stopped bleeding. We had intercourse every other day for three weeks. EXACTLY 2 months after my miscarriage we found out I was pregnant again. I was very scared the first couple months of the pregnancy but everything went PERFECTLY. Now my baby-girl is an inteligent, beautiful 26 month old. Just listen to your body. You know it better then anyone. Give it the time it needs to be strong for another baby. Also do what you need to for your emotional health. If you feel like you need to start trying soon then do it, but if you are scared and want to wait then do that. My thoughts are with you and my prayers are for a strong healthy baby for you.

Joanne - posted on 08/06/2011

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Hi, I have had 3 miscarriages all occuring before I got pregnant on my 2nd try. The first one is usually the worst at least it was for me, the next 2 went into a normal period. The Dr. told me after my miscarriage the first time to wait and try again 2 months later and it worked all 3 times for me. I am now nearing the end of my sixth pregnancy and on my 3rd child. Best of luck to you and do not get discouraged I am sure the next time will all be fine.
Take Care
Joanne

Callie - posted on 08/06/2011

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i no how you feel sweetie ... i found out by ultrasound at my 1st doctors appointment on june 29th, i was 10 1/2 weeks but the baby was only measuring 8 1/2 weeks and had no heartbeat, i had no idea i had lost him so it was a really hard blow to hear ... i was told it was best to do the D & C because doing a natural miscarriage would send me to the E.R. so on the 30th we went the the hospital and had it done ... i was going thru a nightmare and so was my body :O( ... i bled for 2 weeks ... heavy light no bleeding heavy light no bleeding ... i was like wow this is worse then after the birth of my daughter :O( (which is now 1) i took pregnancy test everyday to make sure my hcg levels were falling and when i finally reached a neg. result on july 29th exactlly a month after we heard our lil one passed, i started my period that same day ... so i guess you ovulate while your still testing positive ... we've decided to wait longer than 3 months like our doctor advised us to do ... i guess if all i saw a ball of cells instead of a perfectally formed baby and i wasnt as far along as i was, it might not be as hard for me to try again so soon ... but i need that time to heal inside my body as well as heart ... hope this helps hun ... no woman should ever have to experience this ... losing a child should never happen to a mom :'O(

Jacquie - posted on 08/06/2011

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Im sorry for your loss. I had 2 miscarriages and they were awful. After the second i had bleeding for 7 weeks (although more spotting towards the end)

I would say to you that you should try again when you feel ready. There is no need to wait 3 months because as someone else said it is been found it is easier to get pregnant (and stay pregnant) if you dont wait. i think its something to do with hormone levels and your body being prepared for pregnancy or something. The only reason to wait for 1 period is to make it easier to date the pregnancy.

Take your time to heal up. I ended up taking antibiotics with the last miscarriage because of the length of time the bleeding lasted. You know your body so visit the doctor if you think anything is wrong

CHERYL - posted on 08/06/2011

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sorry about your lost, the first miscarriage I bleed that day only, but I was pregnant with the twin, after 2 months when I lost that one I bleed for 3 days But I had to have a D & C . Everyone is different you can bleed up to 6 weeks.. When I had my son and lost him to being born premature I got pregnant too early the doctor said, I got pregnant within 2 months I had problems, and almost lost my daughter I was on bed rest from 3 months until she was born, I would wait a few months before trying again to give your body time to heal. I know you want another one but trust me I would wait at least 3 months so your body can heal. Best wishes with the next one.

Tammy - posted on 08/06/2011

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i bled for 2 weeks. 3 really bad days with the clots and i passed the actual baby a week into it and had normal period for 2 weeks. i usually last 5 days light for regular cycles. I was 10 weeks into my pregnancy though

Amber - posted on 08/06/2011

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I'm not sure how long you will bleed but I do know that you should wait 6 weeks before having intercourse again. I miscarried at around the same time in my pregnancy and had a DNC. Afterwards I bleed for about ten days (it started heavy and gradually slowed down). But afterwards they told me to wait at least 6 weeks before having sex again because I was prone to things like yeast infection and urinary tract infection.

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So sorry for your loss. Very sorry. I, unfortunately, know that loss as well. It has been a long time now, but it is a part of you and your story. As for the bleeding, my doctor did a D and C, which took all the tissues out of the womb. I am not sure how long the bleeding will last, but I would say if it goes on longer to place a call to the doctor and see if something should be done. Yes, try again. It is amazing to hear how many miscarriages happen. I think it is something like 1 in 4. Take time to heal and be good to yourself.

Luciana - posted on 08/06/2011

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No ,but once you bleeded before don't let happens again!!!on you first sign of bleeding go to the er!!!

Pearlsmom1999@yahoo.com - posted on 08/06/2011

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I just got through bleeding for a month and a half. I don't think that is normal though. The ER doctor said he did not know why I was bleeding for that long. Told me to go home, and see an OB/GYN. I was about 16 weeks along. My prayers go out to you. And, please wait at least 6weeks before trying again, give yourself time to heal physically as well as emotionally.

Claire - posted on 08/06/2011

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Yes! I had 5 miscarriages, and it usually lasted a couple weeks. Don't try again too soon, let yourself recover for a few months, otherwise you could end up in the same scenario all over again. You need to heal first!

Tracy - posted on 08/06/2011

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omg Im so sorry for ur loss

I lost my baby at 13 weeks into hospital for all the stuff & yep then fell pregnant again 6 weeks later

I bleed for a few weeks

why dont we get the support for miscaraige of our babies

I was 13 weeks

Rosalie - posted on 08/05/2011

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Could be longer than a week. Depends on how bad bleeding is. If very very heavy call Dr. Otherwise be patient,your body will take care of itself. So sorry, been there.

TANIS - posted on 08/05/2011

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Marley I'm a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California. Although bleed time varies the same rules apply post pregnancy as post miscarriage. Have you seen a doctor. There are certain aspects of pregnancy that aren't really pregnancies, and you should get checked. My mom miscarried several years ago and they couldn't find the baby either. She had what was called a Molar Pregnancy. It's where the placenta is there but the baby never was. Please get checked. But as far as bleeding goes....it is recommended that you don't have intercourse for 6 to 8 weeks if there are no health risks on your end.

Alexandra - posted on 08/05/2011

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i don't have an answer for you, just wanted to tell you i am very sorry for your loss.

Shellie - posted on 08/05/2011

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I am very sorry to hear you are going through this. It is tough, but God has a perfect plan for you and your family.

I have had two miscarriages and the first had to get a D & C because I kept bleeding so much. The second time I went through the process and it was only about two days.

Erika - posted on 08/05/2011

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I went thru the same last year I'm so sorry. And I bled for more than a week it took about 2 weeks.

Marsha - posted on 08/05/2011

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I am sorry to hear of your loss. :(
I think it depends on how far along you were, etc. I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. I think I bled for longer than a week... and I let it go natural too.
Also I was advised to wait for 3 cycles after a miscarriage before trying again. This is to get your body back into a normal cycle and for everything to heal and get back to the norm.

Donna - posted on 08/05/2011

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When I was 18 I miscarried at 12 weeks and had a D&C. Can't remember how long I bled but I was pregnant again 2 months later with our daughter. She is 29 now and is 12 weeks pregnant.

Michelle - posted on 08/05/2011

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when i had my first mc i was at 8 weeks...i bled heavily with clots for about 4 days,and then like a ending period for another few days. if you are saturating more than 2 pads per hour then you need to go to the er or to doc asap.
when i mc second time at about5 weeks it was basically like a late period and bled just as if it were a period for a week.
third mc i had to have a d&c as i was 12 weeks along with twins....and i spotted for a week after that.
sorry for your loss and don't try too soon....let body recover....have at leave two-three normal periods. good luck....
-michelle (mom to 4 girls)

Cindy - posted on 08/05/2011

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I agree with Collette there is emotional trauma I tried to go for walks that really helped me get strong til I was strong and not as afraid.

Trisha - posted on 08/05/2011

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So sorry for your loss. I too miscarried about the same same time. I bled for 1 week, stopped for a few days and then bleed for 1 more week. Its been 3 months and my body is still not normal. Sorry.

Collette - posted on 08/05/2011

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Yes. After the clots and stuff I had spotting for a further 2 weeks. Then there was the emotional trauma.

I wish you all the best.

Cindy - posted on 08/05/2011

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So sorry for ur loss I hav had 3 miscarriages and had babies after them. U want to make sure everything is out with a ultrasound so u won't get a infection, my last miscarriage was less than a week to come out of my body very sad and terrifying time then I was bleeding for about a week in a half after. I hav had babies right after my miscarriages as soon as I had a normal period and I was strong it really helped me with the healing. I look foward to seeing my babies in heaven. God has also blessed me with 5 kids and a grandson, 3 of my kids were after my miscarriages all normal deliveries and all healthy thank God. May God comfort u and bless u and ur family

Jasmyn - posted on 08/05/2011

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I miscarried at 13 weeks and bled for 2 straight weeks. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lisa - posted on 08/05/2011

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I was seeing a specialist at the time and he said to try again the following mth. When I lost my daughter at 32 weeks, however, I was told to wait 18 mths.

Lisa - posted on 08/05/2011

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I am sorry for your loss. It has been a long time but I think at 6-7 weeks I bled for a regular period. For me was about 4 days.

Heather - posted on 08/05/2011

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marley, sorry about your loss. yes, i have bled much longer and eventually had to go to the er, then schedule a d&c. if you are 'open' and bleeding for too long you could get an infection which can later scar your uterus. every woman's body is different, though. with my first miscarriage, i only bled several days, but the baby was only a few weeks at that point.

Tricia - posted on 08/05/2011

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PS. Since so many people weighted in on the issue of how long to wait before getting pregnant again, I will too. Research has shown that women who get pregnant within six months are more likely to have a healthy full-term pregnancy. My own doctor confirmed that there is no physiological benefits to waiting at all. When you're emotionally ready, you can try again. For me this was immediately, since I'm bot getting any younger and not even time will restore to me what I have lost.

Tracy - posted on 08/05/2011

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From start to finish, I bled for two weeks and a couple days. I was past 9 weeks when I miscarried. My friend was closer to six weeks when she miscarried and basically had a heavy period. You're better off waiting at least a couple of months before trying to get pregnant again. Emotionally, it can be very hard being pregnant after a miscarriage.

Krista Lee - posted on 08/05/2011

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I am sorry to hear of your loss. I loss my first at 8 weeks. If you continue bleed you should see a doctor. You may need to get a DnC. If your body doesn't naturally shed the tissue, you will continue to bleed which can lead to hemeraging which then become a severe issue. I miscarried, and started bleeding really bad after about 2 weeks and ended up needing a DnC.

The wait time for getting pregnant again or having sex after a DnC is six weeks. Mainly for healing otherwise you could miscarry again.

Lynette - posted on 08/05/2011

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First, I'm sorry for your loss: I went through three. It can take a week or more; sometimes a couple. It really depends on your body. If you are not feeling ill, and your doctor is not concerned about blood loss, it will just take time. Rest as much as you can.

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