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I am not due to start period until this thursday but I started last tuesday. It's varied in strength from really light to heavy today. This is very abnormal for me. Usually 5 days max. Could this be a miscarriage?

I am not due to start period until this thursday but I started last tuesday. It's varied in strength from really light to heavy today. This is very abnormal for me. Usually 5 days max. Could this be a miscarriage?

Could be: I have learned that women are impressive in their intuitive abilities about their bodies, particularly in the reproductive system. But i sure would be a ton more comfortable after you discuss this with your gyn. Let us not guess; you deserve to know. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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Miscarried August abnormal bleed September found out pregnant October could the bleed be implantation or period?

Miscarried August abnormal bleed September found out pregnant October could the bleed be implantation  or period?

If there is very: much blood it shouldn't be from implantation. Most often there is no bleeding with implantation. When it does occur - the amount is minuscule. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have an irregular period after a miscarriage?

After the first one: Your first period after a miscarriage may be abnormal. After they should return to their regular pattern. ...Read more

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Is there any way tell the difference between a cyst or miscarriage after a + test followed by - tests late period which is irregular? ?

Is there any way tell the difference between a cyst or miscarriage after a + test followed by - tests late period which is irregular? ?

Possibly : If you are still having symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, or bleeding, then see your physician. They may recommend bloodwork and/or a pelvic ultrasound which would allow you to identify the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods mean ovulation problem?I had miscarriage 3months ago still waiting for 2nd period.What is the problem?

Does irregular periods mean ovulation problem?I had miscarriage 3months ago still waiting for 2nd period.What is the problem?

It could but: In general irregular periods mean inconsistent ovulation. Three months after a miscarriage might be too early to make any long term judgements. If you desire pregnancy then tack your cycles over the next 3-4 months and bring the calendar in to your doctor. If you do not desire pregnancy then schedule a visit for birth control to prevent pregnancy and provide cycle control. ...Read more

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I always had irregular periods. after 3 years of ttc i miscarried, will it take as long to get preg again? its only been 3 weeks still no period

Wait 3-6 months: There is really no way to predict how long it will take for you to get pregnant again. It is important that you wait at least 3 months, and preferably 6 months before ttc again. You need to let your body fully recover from the miscarriage. If you have problems with irregular periods there are medications that can help to regulate your periods and increase your chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more