I have my post-D&E appointment on Monday. It will be 4.5 weeks after the procedure (long story; I am not pleased). I haven't had any blood testing at all (which sounds unusual given everyone talking about tracking their HCG down on here).
I have the following questions - any others I should ask? Also, what typically happens? Do I get the joys of the speculum?
Can we try on the first cycle once I get a period? If not, why not?
If I can't try next cycle, can I use BCP? (I forgot how much condoms suck ya'll)
With my first m/c I think it was all a blur for me. I just wanted to get in and out and move on because just being in the OB's office after that was so awful. I do remember them telling me that all of the "material" had been normal. But I don't really know what they meant by that. My doctor didn't do any bloodwork from what I remember, just an exam and discussion. My follow-up from this m/c is Monday. I've been having some wacky symptoms so I'm asking a lot of questions this time, plus we are starting testing so I'm asking about that. You might want to take someone with you or a notebook just so you can remember what is discussed. Good luck!
With all my losses my follow up included an u/s and blood work to make sure my numbers were down. I know that not every Dr will track you to zero but they did with all three of my losses for some reason.
I think you have all your questions right. I feel your pain regarding condoms but one thing regarding BC though, have you thought about maybe using something other than the pill if you're benched for only a couple of cycles? Maybe a diaphragm (which I've never used so I really have no experience)? The only reason I ask is because (1) it can take the pill a while to take effect, and (2) it may cause your cycle to be a bit more wonky or take a while to get back to normal once you get off of it again.
I have always heard that BCP's are more for long term rather than just a couple of months but I am no Dr so of course it's best to ask their take on it
@sarahwithanh, I hope your follow up goes/went ok, I will be thinking of you!
Married 01-04-2013 *AMA* 40 in June 2015 **1-19-15 Childless, not by choice" 1st EDD- 12-02-13 MC 5/1/13 @4w6d 2nd EDD 11-13-14 MC 4/15/14: discovered 1st twin @5w 2nd twin @10w 3Rd BFP- 10-10-14 EDD 6/16/15: MC 10-16-14 @5w2d
We just talked at mine. Although I'm miscarrying naturally so I can't comment on d&c follow up appt. Our OB said that because we can start trying again straight away he wants to track my levels down to 0 first to ensure we don't have retained tissue vs a new pregnancy. We asked a lot of questions and received a lab requisition to get done next week. Good luck!!!!
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