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    I just thought I would let you all know that I went in for my first ultrasound yesterday, and instead of seeing a baby measuring 7 weeks, there was an empty sac measuring 5.5.

    Does anyone have any experience they can share about having a D&C with IC? I'm really scared, but apparently it can take weeks or months for the body to end blighted ovums naturally, and pregnancy symptoms can continue during that time. I just can't wrap my mind around doing that to myself.

    Thanks.
    Symtoms started July 2010.
    Severe pelvic floor pain only.

    2 time PT graduate!
    In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

    IC meds:
    200 mg Elmiron in the morning
    100 mg Elmiron @ night
    Macrobid after intercourse

    03/11 07/11 01/12
    If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!

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    So sorry for what you are going thru right now. I don't have any experience with D&C with IC. I have had a D&C many years ago, I don't recall that it was physically bad. Just the emotional recovery can take time.
    My prayers are with you.

    Sandra
    Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability
    http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

    American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom
    http://www.auanet.org/content/guidel...ent_ic-bps.pdf

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    • #3
      Hi there,

      i didnt know which post to reply to as it has been a while since you replied to the comment i left on your other post.

      im so sorry to hear what you are going through, unfortunately im unable to offer any advice on the matter as i havent had a previous pregnancy.

      i pray that you will get another bfp when the time is right for you to try again. Just thought id let you know my thoughts are with you.xxx

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      • #4
        Sorry you have to go through this. I had the same thing happen to me about 2 years ago. The D and C was not that bad. It was definitely more emotionally draining than physically draining. Usually the doctor will recommend about 2-3 mos before you start trying again. Most people get pregnant again without a problem, but we have had trouble and are currently undergoing fertility treatments. Having the blighted ovum was such a setback for us, but hopefully it will not be for you. Hope all goes well and you are in my prayers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by meResque View Post
          I just thought I would let you all know that I went in for my first ultrasound yesterday, and instead of seeing a baby measuring 7 weeks, there was an empty sac measuring 5.5.

          Does anyone have any experience they can share about having a D&C with IC? I'm really scared, but apparently it can take weeks or months for the body to end blighted ovums naturally, and pregnancy symptoms can continue during that time. I just can't wrap my mind around doing that to myself.

          Thanks.
          So very sorry.
          I had a m/c several years ago in between both kids. It was devastating -- I had been thrilled to find out that we had conceived without the aid of fertility treatments and then to find out it was a blighted ovum at the u/s...well, it wrecked me.
          I opted to let nature take its course and I'm so very sorry I did. It was one of the most awful experiences of my life. Way more painful than anyone had let on, my midwife was not returning my frantic calls, and I wound up not passing the entire pregnancy for an entire month. I'm lucky I didn't have complications from it, although it took a good long time to get over the emotional aspects.
          It's not an easy decision, that's for sure. I wish you the best of luck moving past this.
          Mom to two littles (remissions while pregnant/breastfeeding)
          Sufferer since mid-90s
          Finally dx'd properly much later

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone. I actually took the route of a medical miscarriage- I took cytotec this morning, and things have gone just how they should, I believe. It wasn't nearly as awful as I had thought it would be by reading on the internet- I think the worst is over. We are hopeful that the next time will be a keeper. It was actually a big shock and relief to me that I could get pregnant on my own, so some of that hopefulness is sticking with me. On the bright side, I was TERRIFIED of what this may do to my bladder... and it's actually been totally quiet today. I have felt incredibly supported through this by my gynecologist, who is the one who diagnosed my IC- he has never given anyone the option of cytotec before, only waiting or D&C, but when I told him about my fears of the effects of a D&C on my IC, he researched cytotec and prescribed it to me.
            Symtoms started July 2010.
            Severe pelvic floor pain only.

            2 time PT graduate!
            In medical remission since August 2011; able to eat and drink anything I want currently.

            IC meds:
            200 mg Elmiron in the morning
            100 mg Elmiron @ night
            Macrobid after intercourse

            03/11 07/11 01/12
            If at first you don't succeed: 07/26/2013!

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            • #7
              Sorry about your loss! I had a D&C after one of my miscarriages. It didn't affect my IC.

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              • #8
                Sorry this has happened to you, keep positive thoughts that you will get pregnate again if you want to be, I don't think this is very likely to happen to you again.

                A lot of women loose a pregnacy and go on to have children, just wait the recommended amount of time, before TTC again.

                MG
                My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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