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23 Jan 2004

miscarriage
Hi doc,

I think this is a question I'd rather ask for you. Last year round about April I went to the clinic for the first time to go on the Pill. I aslo mentioned some of the ailments I was having at that time. They tested my bloodsugar, which was 5, and also my urine. They picked up proteins and liposomes in my urine. Before I went to the clinic, I had some headaches, light-headedness, but nothing very serious. Then I went on the pill, I started in the red. I never had my period. But just for incase I had a tampon in. I was still living with my parents before moving out into a flat with my fiance. Anyway. It was one Monday evening when I started to feel that the tampon is slipping out for some reason and no matter how much I pushed it back, it came out over again. Then I decided to take it out and then I found a very thick skin-like thing on the tampon. I opened it up, because I had to know what it was, and inside I found a liver-like thing. I don't really know how to explain it to you. But I'm trying my best. The skin had the colour of normal white skin. Then I started to panic. I never bled, never had a period, never had pains. Then this thing came out. I did put back another tampon. then I went to bath an hour or so after that. I went to the toilet first to take the tampon out. Then I went to go have nr. 1 and then something fell out of me. I looked into the toilet and I'm telling you that it was a very small fetus. It was about 3 1/2cm long.

I immediately knew I had a miscarriage, but the strange thing about everything is that I never bled, so why was this miscarriage clean and didn't hurt?

I never spoke about this to any doctor, so don't really know what exactly was going on. I know that I had a lot of stress and some mild depression in that stage.

Thanks for your help.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

This is fairly unusual not to have bled at all but, if you are sure that it was a fetus you saw, then it sounds likely that you had a miscarriage. This should not affect anything that happens now. If you are still feeling depressed about it, perhaps you should see a counseller.

Best wishes
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