Nursing Student with miscarriage question????

  1. Hello everyone, I am starting nursing school this fall and have been a regular in the pre-nursing forum for a while now.

    Well, I had a miscarriage about 2 weeks ago (just 6 wks along)...The fetus was lost due to my exposure to Fifth's disease (my 3 yr old had it a few weeks ago).

    My question is...how long does the bleeding typically last? And can I get anemic from it?

    I have never miscarried before, so I am not sure what is normal. I have heard that some women can bleed for up to a month or more!

    The dr ruled out ectopic pg, but that is about all I know.

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    ~B
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  3. by   TexasPediRN
    I'm so sorry for your loss..

    Please remember we cannot give medical advice on this board, and I suggest you contact your OB/GYN as they are best qualified to give you the answers you are searching for.
  4. by   pink2blue1
    I am so sorry for your loss. As a person who suffered through 6 miscarriages I can only tell you of my experiences. I lost 3 of my 6 at about 6-7 weeks along. I bled a bit longer than a period lasts for me and a bit heavier. I would suggest keeping in contact with your Dr though, just incase. The other 3 losses I had to have D&C's for, they were at 9, 11 and 8 weeks along.
  5. by   PreNurseKirk
    Thank you ladies, I plan to go to the dr for my 3rd beta levels tomorrow. I am pretty sure it's all normal. Hopefully she will put my mind to ease.

    A first (m/c) is always a bit scary though.

    Best to all of you in your MUCH APPRECIATED roles in society!

    Lots of admiration here!

    ~B
  6. by   rn/writer
    Quote from PreNurseKirk
    Thank you ladies, I plan to go to the dr for my 3rd beta levels tomorrow. I am pretty sure it's all normal. Hopefully she will put my mind to ease.

    A first (m/c) is always a bit scary though.

    Best to all of you in your MUCH APPRECIATED roles in society!

    Lots of admiration here!

    ~B
    Glad you're going to see your doc. Hopefully, all will be back to normal soon and you will feel better.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Good luck with nursing school.

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