Still having pregnancy symptoms after miscarriage

I had a miscarriage on [name]Tuesday[/name] at 6 weeks and 2 days along. I passed the embryo as a full thing and could see a lot of the details on it so I know that’s what it was. I’ve had light bleeding since [name]Monday[/name] that has never really gotten heavy. Starting yesterday I’ve had some brown spotting. I’ve never had very bad cramps through the whole thing except for a little bit on [name]Monday[/name] night. [name]Even[/name] though I know I’m not pregnant anymore I still have so many symptoms. It makes it harder because I know it’s for nothing. I couldn’t possibly have gotten pregnant again because the last time I had sex was a little over a week ago when I was still pregnant. Is it normal to still feel pregnant even after it’s gone? I had just started getting pregnancy symptoms week by week(morning sickness, sore and swollen breasts, sensitive smell) on [name]Monday[/name] and then [name]Tuesday[/name] I lost the baby. I didn’t even know I was pregnant until [name]Tuesday[/name] morning then a couple hours later it came out of me. I’m in the process of getting my hcg levels tested and will know the results on Thursday. Is it normal to still feel pregnant or should these symptoms go away? I’m almost positive they’re not all in my head. This pregnancy was unplanned but I’m still devastated by my loss. Is it possible that it could have been twins and there’s still one in there? That seems unlikely since the other one came out. What do you think, is this normal?

Firstly, I’m extremely sorry for your loss. [name]May[/name] your angel baby fly high in the sky, and may you one day be blessed with a beautiful rainbow baby.

I’m quite sure that the pains you are feeling are the hormone levels dropping, or perhaps even releasing from your body. If they persist I’d definitely seek medical advice.

Once again, I’m so sorry.

I’m so sorry for your loss. Yes, it is normal to still feel pregnant because it takes a few weeks for the hormones to get back to normal. I think it’s medically possible that you miscarried a twin, athough very unlikely. The way you are feeling is perfectly normal, you just need time. Again, I’m so sorry you are going through this.

I also am so sorry for your loss. To echo the pp’s it is normal to feel pregnant for a few weeks. The possibility of a twin pregnancy is something worth looking into. My mom had a twin pregnancy with my little sister and miscarried one. They each had their own amniotic sac, so losing one didn’t affect the other. I really wish you the best of luck, and am so sorry you have to go through this.

I am so sorry. Miscarriage is devastating regardless of what stage of pregnancy you are in. I’ve had four confirmed miscarriages and firmly believe there was another miscarriage that happened before a pregnancy test was done so there was no confirmation. You may feel pregnancy symptoms for quite some time which is perfectly normal. Like every pregnancy, every miscarriage is different. You do want to be monitored by your doctor as very serious complications can arise from an incomplete miscarriage. It is possible to miscarry one twin while the other twin thrives though I don’t know how often that happens and I don’t have any personal experience there, all singleton pregnancies for me. Again, I’m so sorry.

I recommend immediate treatment from your doctor. It is possible you might need a D&C.

I would also recommend immediate treatment from your doctor. A friend of mine had a miscarriage around two months back in [name]September[/name] but is now due in [name]May[/name] with a baby boy. Her doctor told her she must have been carrying twins, so it is possible you are still pregnant. Again, I strongly suggest going to the doctor.

I’m very sorry for your loss.

I can kind of relate to this. I have been wondering the same thing. I mc on 3/16/2012 and stopped bleeding on 3/20/2012, all of my pregnancy symptoms were gone after that. I did not feel pregnant anymore and did not have any of the symptoms either. The doctors and labor & delivery nurse in the ER said they saw no reason to start ttc again after I stopped bleeding as my mc was 100% natural. (In fact when I went to the er on 3/19/2012 everything had already passed and my uteras and tubes were cleaned out already.) I did not have to have a D&C. Well here I am a little over 2 weeks later and my husband and I have had sex with no protection a few times since and the past 2 days I have felt pregnant and my breasts are sore again and get the queeziness off and on during the day, smells are getting me, I am having to go to the restroom alot. Like every 30 minutes and when I go and finish sometimes I just have to go again right away. And my lower back has been hurting a little and I have had a few mild mild cramps on my right lower pelvic area and lower adoman. I have heard you can still have symptoms afterwards, but think it is so crazy that they were 100% gone and now aver 2 weeks later they all come back! I am hoping to get pregnant pretty fast and hope this is just not my head playing with me. The mc was my first pregnancy and it was a surprise, but def not a bad one. When I found out I was pregnant my husband and I were due to marry in [name]May[/name] (so we had not been ttc), but it happened so we moved the wedding date up and ended up getting married on the day I mc. Now that we had been pregnant we always knew we wanted kids, but it showed us just how ready we are now instead of a few years of just us like we had planned. So any insite will help because I feel as if I am going crazy! (so sorry for the long story, I just want the info out there so I maybe could get some help understanding what all is going on. Thank You and sorry for everyones lost little ones and baby dust to all!

[name]Hi[/name]. I was wondering how things are going with you? Cause I had a miscarriage around 3-4 days after you did and my pregnancy symptoms went away within a couple days. But here it is [name]April[/name] 6th and for the last couple days my symptoms have come back. I also find it strange. I go back on [name]Monday[/name] to see how my hcg is but was wondering how things went with you. Thanks.

I am going thru the exact same thing… Exactly!!!

[name]Hi[/name]! I had a miscarriage in Feb. You may still have hormones in your body, so that could be why you feel pregnant, which is normal. You do need to see a doctor after miscarriage though, because they will want to moniter your hormone levels back to zero to rule out a molar pregnancy. That could also cause the hormones to take longer leaving your body, or you could have retained tissue that will continue to bleed and produce pregnancy hormones and symptoms until it’s removed.


I had a miscarriage a week ago I was only about 4 5 weeks I didnt even know I was pregnant as I only just had twins in august I had a big bleed only lasted about 5 minutes then stopped then started again a couple hours later but only little bits now and im still getting really bad cramps and a sharp pain in my right side dose anyone know what this could be Im worried that it could of been twins and im still pregnant as still getting pregnancy symptoms can anyone please help x

[name_f]Zoe[/name_f], I’m sorry you’re going through this, it really sucks. If you think you had a miscarriage, even if you were feeling physically fine I would strongly advise you to go and see your doctor. While I believe most miscarriages complete with no complications, probably especially those that initiate naturally (?), there is always a chance it is not complete and you still have tissue to expel. Your doctor will perform a transvaginal ultrasound to make sure your uterus is empty. Having said that, in my limited experience, miscarriages aren’t quick and over in one day. The initial pain and bleeding took about a day with me, and after that it was a lot less intense, but I continued bleeding and cramping (like a period but somehow different) for over a week afterwards. So I would say that probably what you are feeling is part and parcel of a normal early miscarriage. My pregnancy was only developed to the point of 4-5 weeks also, although I had to use a medical abortion because my body was not reacting by itself. When they checked my uterus I had not miscarried completely, but they said it was so little that it was nothing to worry about and would definitely come out with my next menstrual period. However, if there had still been a significant amount of tissue in there I would have had to either try the medical abortion again or go in for a surgical abortion. Half-completed miscarriages can be really dangerous as you can get an infection in your uterus, so please do go and get it checked!

P.S. I assume a pregnancy test would be the thing to do to ascertain if you are pregnant, but bear in mind that hormone levels might take a while to drop off, so a false positive seems eminently possible to me. The best thing still is to go and see your doctor, they need to look at the inside of your uterus to be sure what is going on.

@[name_f]Zoe[/name_f]- Sorry for you loss. I miscarried at about 6 weeks and afterwards I had the sharpest pain on my left side. It was to the point where I went back to my doctor and made them do an ultrasound to make sure nothing was stuck in my fallopian tube or left over causing problems. Everything came back fine and then eventually the pain went away but maybe see your doctor and ask him or her to perform and ultrasound?