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How long did you bleed? Stephanydana Due October 11; 3 kids; Burlington, WI, United States 1766 posts
Jan 30th '17

At 8 weeks baby had no heartbeat.  My dr wants me to get a d&c but can't get me in for a few days.  But yesterday I started bleeding heavily and today it is very light.  Two quarter sized clots came out yesterday.  Does it sound like I will still need a d&c and how long is normal to bleed?  This seems too short.. 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Jan 30th '17

I'm very sorry for your loss. My bleeding would get heavy and light. Once I actually passed everything it did get light, though. I forgot how long I bled for maybe a week. I went to the dr often and he would check if I passed everything I opted to pass things naturally since nature took its course but it's all up to you if you want a d&c. 

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
Jan 30th '17

Did you have any cramping?? The cramping for me very much felt like constant contractions. My bleeding with my first lasted a month from the time my body recognized the miscarriage, til the bleeding completely stopped. 

With my second miscarriage it lasted about 2 weeks from the time my body recognized it til the bleeding stopped.

My 3rd miscarriage it lasted a week from beginning to end.

I'm so sorry for your loss

Stephanydana Due October 11; 3 kids; Burlington, WI, United States 1766 posts
Jan 30th '17

Quoting browncrayon07:
Did you have any cramping?? The cramping for me very much felt like constant contractions. My bleeding with my first lasted a month from the time my body recognized the miscarriage, til the bleeding completely stopped. 

With my second miscarriage it lasted about 2 weeks from the time my body recognized it til the bleeding stopped.

My 3rd miscarriage it lasted a week from beginning to end.

I'm so sorry for your loss


Thank you.  I had some cramping yesterday but it wasn't too bad.  

Stephanydana Due October 11; 3 kids; Burlington, WI, United States 1766 posts
Jan 30th '17

Quoting bloopbloop♥:
I'm very sorry for your loss. My bleeding would get heavy and light. Once I actually passed everything it did get light, though. I forgot how long I bled for maybe a week. I went to the dr often and he would check if I passed everything I opted to pass things naturally since nature took its course but it's all up to you if you want a d&c. 


Thank you.

°•♡Alice♡•° TTC since Jun 2013; 1 angel baby; Wonderland, VA, United States 3693 posts
Jan 30th '17

I bled for 2 weeks at 6wks. 
I would still go to the doctor to make sure there is no more tissue left for infection.

supermom(+3.5) Due March 7; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 263 posts
Jan 30th '17

I'm so so sorry for your loss. :(

i started spotting brown on a weds or thurs. red spotting starting Sunday night. I went to the dr Monday morning for an ultrasound and there was no heartbeat. He told me to come back the next day to discuss options but I ended up with extreme cramping around 5am and passed everything around then. I bled for about a week to 10 days after that I think. Started heavy and got lighter. I knew when I passed the baby though. It was different than just a normal clot. I'm not sure if it is like that for everyone but it's something that I will always remember. 

I was 9 weeks. 

KayandJay1028 Due July 30; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; valdosta, GA, United States 1194 posts
Jan 30th '17

I bled for 2 weeks after 5 week along miscarriage.  So sorry for your loss. I wouldnt think you would need a d&c that early on. Especially if you dont want it. Everything should pass.

slayeraX7 4 angel babies; nowhere, ca, United States 2510 posts
Jan 31st '17

My last miscarriage I bled for 13-14 days, it was pretty heavy. I was 6 weeks. Sorry for your loss.

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1314 posts
Jan 31st '17

I had light spotting for a week or so and then 12 hours of very heavy bleeding and cramping and passing clots/whatever. After i passed everything in that last day i had no bleeding. I was measuring at about 5-6 weeks. 

Sorry for your loss. 

boy mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Tennessee 3244 posts
Jan 31st '17

With my first mc I bleed on my own but they still did a D&C because they said it was a tubal. With my second I mc on my own. My third I had to have a D&C because my body didn't know I had lost the baby- it was a missed mc. But after each D&C I bleed for probably 2-3 weeks on and off. I'm sorry you're going through this *hugs* to you.