I think my daughter is having a miscarriage. But I'm in Alaska and she is on vacation in Colorado. She is having bleeding and cramping. I understand this but she says she is passing hard solid tissue. She doesn't think they are blood clots because they are so hard. She had a positive pregnancy test just one week ago, and been spotting since then. Now this. What is the hard tissue? She can't see a doctor til she gets back home next week.
Person's Age: 51
My daughter has been resting a lot and started a progsterone cream
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It is possible that it is tissue she is passing but sometimes blood clots can "organize" and form fairly hard clumps as well.
Usually with a miscarriage, once the tissue has passed, the bleeding and cramping decreases quickly.
Usually the worst part of the miscarriage lasts no more than about 2 hours.
If she is bleeding heavily she should seek care but many woman do have miscarriages on their own at home.
If she isn't bleeding heavily, her doctor back home will likely do an ultrasound and check the beta-HCG hormone level.
Once a miscarriage has started, using progesterone cream is not likely to have much impact. But progesterone is sometimes used to prevent miscarries in women who have low progesterone levels.
I'm very sorry to hear that you have this worry for your daughter and are too far away to help her in person right now.
Please ask questions if you have any.
The bleeding and cramping has now lasted 6 days now. The "hard stuff" just happened today. I had very hard pregnancies. She is convinced she is still pregnant.
If the hard stuff is tissue, it will probably all pass and the bleeding will return to lighter. But yes it is possible that she is still pregnant. I've had many years of experience and have learned that even if it sounds very much like the situation is hopeless, there can be surprises.
Only an ultrasound and/or beta-HCG hormone levels can tell with certainty whether she is having a miscarriage or just some increased bleeding with embryo implantation.
There are some situations where a hemorrhage develops between the gestational sac membranes and a woman can bleed quite heavily and yet the pregnancy goes on to be normal.
So just bed rest? Is that all the advice I can give her?
Yes it's unfortunate that you can't be closer to her for comfort.
If it is a miscarriage, there is nothing that can be done to reverse it.
OK thank you
But also I've learned not to give up hope.
I hope it turns out to be fine no matter what.
You're welcome and I wish you both the best.
Anything else I can clarify?
Thank you no
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No, I'm sorry. I'll go get my son to help me. Thank you
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