Hello,I have had 2 pregnancies: first, delivered @ 21 + 4 baby boy who lived only 2 hrs. and second, @ 25 + 2 baby girl who lived 13 hrs. only. This last one was just in Feb./12.I am seeing Dr. back @ Mt.Sinai in Toronto, but not until mid-August for biopsies of my uterus, but today for 2-3 hrs. I am experiencing 4-5 min apart pains in my legs. The only other time I experienced them were when I was in early labour. We have taken every caution to prevent pregnancy. I just finished a 3-wk period and am 9 nine days into my birth control pills. Can you tell me what I might possibly be experiencing? I am scared.Nicole Pearce
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So far, just timing them. My original due date was July 12th and was just wondering if it was possible that my body just figures it is time now for me to be in labour, or it that a silly question? Three weeks ago, I had abdominal pain, went to the Emergency Dept. @ our local Hospital. They did urine & blood cultures, incl. a pregnancy test. All were negative.
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I'm very sorry to read about your losses. There is no worse pain than a mother losing her baby much less 2 babies. It is horrible grief. There is no easy explanation for what you're experiencing. It may have something to do with the start of the birth control pills and the effects of the hormones on your uterus.
With the losses you've had, there is obviously something not quite normal going on. But it sounds like the doctors haven't yet figured it out.
Some women do have cramping with birth control pills and find that they can't use them because of that.
This is not very common.
It is also not likely that there is something serious going on.
For now taking a good dose of ibuprofen and a heating pad would be the most likely thing to help. The dose we recommend for women with cramping pain is 800mg up to 3 times daily. This dose can upset the stomach so taking with food is recommended.
If things are not better by the morning, a call to the doctor prescribing the pills would be a good idea. Or sooner if the pain gets worse.
Please ask questions if you have any.
The body sometime works in mysterious ways. So although we wouldn't think it was possible for your body to know this is the time you would be in labor had the pregnancy gone well, I've been in medicine long enough to know that sometimes things can happen that we can't explain well.
It's definitely not a silly question.
Doctors have a scientific way of thinking about things that sometimes doesn't explain ways to body can respond to life events such as intense grief at the loss of a baby.
Fear and feeling scared are intense emotions. Taking the above ibuprofen and a warm bath or shower may be helpful.
Or if there is someone around who can massage your back and legs it may be helpful too.
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Hello Dr. C.
The pathology report for the placenta from Mt. Sinai Hospital (2nd pregnancy) came back positive for "plasma cell deciduitis". It was not explained to me properly. Is it possible that you could tell me exactly what this means please.
Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that is formed in response to infection. Plasma cell deciduitis means that there was an infection of the uterine lining that was there for a longer time. If an infection has been there a short time it is called "acute". When it has been there for longer it is called "chronic". Another name for plasma cell deciduitis is chronic deciduitis. Decidua is just a fancy medical name for the lining of the uterus. For some reason, you had a infection of the lining of the uterus. The way to diagnose this would be to do a biopsy of the lining or perhaps even a culture of the lining to see what organism is growing. If there is an infection of the lining detected, we would place a women on antibiotics. Please ask more questions if you have any. I hope my explanation was clear. Please let me explain anything that wasn't.Dr. C.41116.0557155903
Ok thank you very much; this would explain why they have decided to biopsy my uterine lining in August in Toronto. You have helped me to understand why now. Thank so much.
I'm glad my information was helpful. I hope they find a cause and are able to treat it. It is very sad to lose babies like you have. I hope that next time things go very well for you. Good luck. Feel free to ask follow-up questions later if you think of any. If it's ok, can I send you an e-mail late in August to see how the biopsy went?