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A 30-year-old female asked:

I miscarried naturally at 8 weeks on 2/6. u/s confirmed everything had passed. i continued to bleed until 2/15. hpt finally showed negative on 2/25. started heavy bleeding again on 2/28. bleeding has continued since then. is this my period or could it be

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Dr. Britton Crigler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Most likely: The first menses after a completed miscarriage can be heavier and longer than normal periods. Having an ultrasound which confirmed no retained products along with a negative pregnancy test is sufficient to confirm completed abortion. If you are soaking more than 1 pad per hour over several hours, have fever > 101, or severe fatigue, call your doctor or go to ER.

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Last updated Mar 5, 2015

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