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Bleeding heavily with abdominal cramps after a miscarriage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   My wife is sitting here doubled up in pain. Recently she miscarried early in her preganacy...that was a few days ago...she was less than 5 weeks pregnant. Pain is getting worse each day. 3 Loretabs haven't phased her pain...and the on-call ob/gyn isn't returning our phone calls.
Is this normal...what can we do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   where is the pain ?
User :   lower the worst menstrual cramps ever. pain meds seem to make no difference
User :   the blood is starting to get thicker...which is typical of her heaviest day of period
Doctor :   how is the pain is it crampy or pricking type or dull aching type ?
User :   crampy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from when she is having this acute episode ?
User :   4 hours
User :   at this level of pain
User :   but this type of pain for 2 days
Doctor :   is she menstruating now ?
User :   she's bleeding profusely...we took 2 pregnancy tests a week ago and they were both positive. she recently had blood work done and the results came back that she lost the pregnancy...but now she's just bleeding
Doctor :   she is bleeding profusely - TAKE HER TO EMERGENCY
Doctor :   it is probably the retained products of conception which is causing the bleeding
User :   compared to a normal period she's bleeding like her heaviest day
Doctor :   is the bleeding from 4 hours or from past twqo days
Doctor :   *two
User :   she's been bleeding badly for 4 hours...but constant bleeding for 2 days
Doctor :   not to panic, she has a miscarriage 1 week ago and now she is bleeding profusely it is not a good sign
Doctor :   not to waste much time
Doctor :   take her to emergency and get the evaluation done
User :   ok thank you
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