How long does spotting last after D&C?

How long does spotting last after D&C?

Bleeding usually lasts about 2 to 4 weeks. You may not have bleeding for a few days right after your procedure, and then bleeding (as heavy as a period) may begin around the 3rd to 5th day. This bleeding is caused by hormonal changes and medicines.

Is spotting normal after D&C?

It is normal to have some spotting or light vaginal bleeding for a few days after the procedure. You may experience cramping for the first few days after a D&C. You may be instructed not to douche, use tampons, or have intercourse for two to three days after a D&C, or for a period of time recommended by your doctor.

Is bleeding 5 days after D&C Normal?

Sometimes patients experience an episode of heavy bleeding and cramps 4-6 days after the D&C. If this happens, lie down and rest. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) or Tylenol, rest, and a hot water bottle or heating pad on the abdomen are helpful for relieving cramps.

Is it possible to still be pregnant after D&C?

After a miscarriage, your hormones will not return to pre-pregnant levels right away, so there can be a period of time that you will still feel pregnant, even if you have just had a dilation and curettage (D&C).

Is it normal to have brown discharge after D&C?

It is normal to have a brown discharge during the healing process for the first few weeks after surgery. If you experience severe pain, fever greater than 100.5°, nausea and vomiting, a greenish vaginal discharge with odor, or heavy bleeding (soaking a pad every hour), contact the office.

Does a D&C reset your cycle?

Your Period After a D&C Hormone levels return to normal more quickly after an early miscarriage than they do after a later miscarriage.

What is your first period like after D&C?

Usually, the longer a pregnancy has advanced, the less typical the first period after a miscarriage will be. Most women who have miscarried have a period four to six weeks later. Your period may be heavier or more painful than usual, and you may notice a strong odor.

What are signs of infection after D&C?


  • Bleeding that’s heavy enough that you need to change pads every hour.
  • Lasting dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Fever.
  • Cramps lasting more than 48 hours.
  • Pain that gets worse instead of better.
  • Foul-smelling discharge from the vagina.

What are the signs of ovulation after miscarriage?

Symptoms of ovulation

  • stretchy, clear vaginal mucus that resembles egg whites.
  • cramping pain on your right or left side.
  • slight increase in your basal body temperature.
  • detection of the luteinizing hormone (LH) on an ovulation predictor kit.

Are you more fertile after a D&C miscarriage?

How does miscarriage affect fertility? Fertility may be actually be improved following a miscarriage. There is some scientific evidence that you may even be a little more fertile for a couple of months after a miscarriage. After that time, it returns to normal.

How long Did you Bleed/spot after D&C?

How long did you bleed/spot after D&C. Everyone is different. And the amount of blood and time bleeding also varies. The norm is a few days to 2 weeks. But some women go longer. Up to 6 weeks. I bled for 6 weeks because of tissue left over.

What should I expect after a D&C?

After a D&C using local anesthesia, you may rest for about two hours before going home. You may want to wear a sanitary pad for bleeding. It is normal to have some spotting or light vaginal bleeding for a few days after the procedure. You may experience cramping for the first few days after a D&C.

How long do the side effects of a D&C last?

Normal side effects of a D&C may last a few days and include: 1 Mild cramping 2 Spotting or light bleeding More

What happens during a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure?

During a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C), your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold the walls of the vagina apart. Then your doctor inserts a series of rods (dilators) of increasing thickness to open (dilate) your cervix and allow access to your uterus.

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