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Chemical Pregnancy *Advice NEEDED* Mel[ish] 7 angel babies; United States 1055 posts
Apr 1st '17

I've been spotting/bleeding lightly and now heavy since Thursday.

Is there a rule on how big of a clot you pass before needing to go to the emergency room?

Reason I ask is because I just passed one that is the size of my palm and I've NEVER passed on that size in my life...

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Apr 1st '17

Over here they say bigger than a 50p coin, so, about 1.5 inches. I've had the odd random clot bigger than that though, and never worried.
How heavy is "heavy bleeding"? Have you bled through a pad, and how quickly?
i haemorrhaged a week after having my DD, and passed clots bigger than my hand. However there was a LOT of bleeding accompanying them, and it was literally one clot after the other. When you're bleeding "too much", it's very obvious, if that makes sense

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Apr 1st '17

Anything over the size of a golfball, they say to call the out of hours/emergency here. 

Mel[ish] 7 angel babies; United States 1055 posts
Apr 1st '17

Quoting .casper.:
Over here they say bigger than a 50p coin, so, about 1.5 inches. I've had the odd random clot bigger than that though, and never worried.
How heavy is "heavy bleeding"? Have you bled through a pad, and how quickly?
i haemorrhaged a week after having my DD, and passed clots bigger than my hand. However there was a LOT of bleeding accompanying them, and it was literally one clot after the other. When you're bleeding "too much", it's very obvious, if that makes sense


I have a picture of it...I can post then delete? Bleeding wise..uhh..I'm wearing an over night pad that is 10x's wider in the back. I woke up at 7:30 to change it and by noon I passed a huge clot and needed to change the pad again...

......................... Colorado Springs, CO, United States 14632 posts
Apr 1st '17

I would probably get checked with one that large just to be safe. With my chemical I only had a few small clots. So sorry you're going through that though. 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Apr 1st '17

Quoting Mel[ish]:

I have a picture of it...I can post then delete? Bleeding wise..uhh..I'm wearing an over night pad that is 10x's wider in the back. I woke up at 7:30 to change it and by noon I passed a huge clot and needed to change the pad again...


I think they said if you bleed through a pad an hour then you should call. Have you passed any more clots? I mean, it's hard to say. I'd probably call just in case, but I wouldn't be too worried.
i couldn't get up of the toilet because blood was just pouring out of me, and even then they weren't too worried when I got to the hospital until I was still pushing clots out like 2 hours later, and then they suddenly panicked and I was rushed through for surgery. But I also had a lot of other symptoms too, not just bleeding.
like I said, I'd call just to let them
know and see what they say.

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Apr 1st '17

A pad an hour is the rule there. With clots that big I would call my ob office (after hours nurse) to see. I think they'll have to see you. 

Sorry for your loss! 

_Firefly_ 4 kids; Ireland 1389 posts
Apr 1st '17

With just one I probably wouldn't be too worried, but it won't hurt to call if its bothering you or your worried. I haemorraged when DD3 was 12 days old, and I passed a hell of a lot more than one clot, and the bleeding was like a tap. It was so disgusting. Shy

ElleCole+triplets Due June 9 (girl); 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33265 posts
Apr 1st '17

I wouldn't go in unless you were feeling dizzy or weak. The ER wont do anything, they suck

Peter Pan 2 kids; Florida 3114 posts
Apr 1st '17

Chemicals are typically the same as a period.. but if you're clotting that big yes I would go in.

Mel[ish] 7 angel babies; United States 1055 posts
Apr 1st '17

Quoting _Firefly_:
With just one I probably wouldn't be too worried, but it won't hurt to call if its bothering you or your worried. I haemorraged when DD3 was 12 days old, and I passed a hell of a lot more than one clot, and the bleeding was like a tap. It was so disgusting. Shy


Oh my gosh I couldn't imagine how scary that must've been..luckily my bleeding has tapered off this evening. I was feeling a little dizzy all day but I've overdone myself with house cleaning so I laid down and took a 3 hour nap. I am so exhausted even now but I've been so stressed over this recent pregnancy /loss that I need sleep.

_Firefly_ 4 kids; Ireland 1389 posts
Apr 2nd '17

Quoting Mel[ish]:

Oh my gosh I couldn't imagine how scary that must've been..luckily my bleeding has tapered off this evening. I was feeling a little dizzy all day but I've overdone myself with house cleaning so I laid down and took a 3 hour nap. I am so exhausted even now but I've been so stressed over this recent pregnancy /loss that I need sleep.


It wasn't nice. But I think I'd just done too much that day, even though I thought,almost 2 weeks later 'it'd be fine' . You probably did just over do it a little. If you are concerned though you could call, or if it picks back up/gets worse just go in for peace of mind. but hopefully it just eases off for you. Sorry for your loss. <3