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May 24th, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Hi everyone. Let me start off by saying that I have never had any issues getting pregnant in the past. I had unprotected sex a few times with my husband, and my period was supposed to arrive on May 1st and didn't. My period has always been regular. Last night, I started bleeding heavily and passing tissue..I took a pregnancy test today(I had not taken one yet), and it was negative. I am wondering if this was just a really late period with build-up or an early miscarriage. I have been extremely stressed out these last few days so if that induced a miscarriage it wouldn't surprise me. I am trying to decide if I should go get the Rhogam shot because I'm Rh negative. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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May 24th, 2011, 09:37 PM
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Hi there

I ahve had a similar experience that i think was a "missed miscarraige" as when i was bleeding the was tissue in there, but i hadn't tested to confirm. they main thing that led me and my Dr to believe it was was that the cramps weren't normla AF cramps but mroe like early contractions, my whole tummy tightening and much more forceful than AF.

So maybe you had. In terms for he RH shot i would talk to your DR and soon as you want to cover your bases.

Good luck
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May 25th, 2011, 06:14 AM
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the passing of tissue generally means you were pregnant. I have had several long periods - like 40+ days between AF bleeding, and have never had any tissue pass. You should definately seek some medical attention for this - especially to get evaluated for the Rhogam shot. If your husband is RH neg you might not need it, but i think they might just give it to you anyway to cover all thier bases. If you don't get it - but needed it - you may end up building up antibodies to the RH+ and it could affect future pregnancies.
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May 25th, 2011, 06:54 AM
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I'm going to have to disagree with the other ladies (sorry!). Passing tissue does not necessarily indicate that you are having a miscarriage, as I've had that happen whenever I have had a particularly heavy period (including before I started having sex). If you have an abnormally long amount of time between menstruation that would cause the uterine lining to build up more, so you would see more tissue when you did have your period.


As far as your question, there really isn't any way to know without the doctor doing a blood test to see if you have any residual hcg in your system, or possibly an ultrasound but I don't think that would be helpful at this point. I'm sorry.
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