I had undergone D and C for an incomplete miscarriage before 13 days. Is it normal if I have periods now?

Q. Can I get my periods within two weeks after my D and C?

Answered by
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

I had a D and C 13 days ago due to an incomplete miscarriage at 21 weeks of pregnancy.

Is it normal that I might have started my period today?

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is not uncommon for women to experience bleeding after a D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure, which can sometimes be mistaken for a period. This is because the D and C (dilation and curettage) can cause some changes to the uterus, including shedding of the lining, which can cause bleeding. However, it is also possible that you could be experiencing your period. The timing of your first period after a D and C (dilation and curettage) can vary depending on several factors, including how far along you were in your pregnancy, how quickly your body is healing, and whether you are breastfeeding. It is important to take care of yourself physically and emotionally during this time.

Thank you.

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