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Question: Ovulating after D&C procedure

 ccob - Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:04 am

Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance. I had a d&c performed on 2/15/2008 (3 weeks ago) at my 10th week of pregnancy. I had some bleeding and cramping a few days after that alarmed me, but that has since gone away.

I just had my post op appt on 3/3/08 and my doctor mentioned that tests revealed the appearance of mole (I'm not sure what this is, but apparently having something to do with placenta particles). Further test will reveal more information about this (haven't gotten results).

Here's my question: for the last 5-6 days I've had lower right abdominal pain. This pain is dull and constant, similar (but not exactly) like the pain I get while ovulating. I've also had a heavy creamy, slightly elastic discharge that is sometimes very dark yellow/brown. These symptoms feel very much like I'm ovulating and my doc also said my vaginal mucus suggested ovulation when she examined me. Could I be ovulating 3 weeks after my D&C or could this be residual symptoms to my procedure (infection, trauma to the cervix)? At what point should I start to worry/call my doctor? Unfortunately - I have no idea what to expect given that my body feel completely out of whack since this procedure.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:33 am

User avatar Hello,
Ovulation can return as early as this, so it is very possible that the symptoms are related to this. At any rate, I believe it is not anything of concern, as your body is still adjusting following the procedure and you may have discharge consisting of remnants of uterine lining which may vary in color and consistency. As the weeks pass, this should all return to normal.

With little information I cannot comment on the "mole." I'm sure your doctor will explain this with the final results of your testing.

Best wishes.

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