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Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?

Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?

See below: Headaches are not normal. The cause is not easy to determine without additional history and physical examination. These may be due to tension and one way of getting around tension is by exercise. You may wish to start exercising, first thing in the morning. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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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Does anemia after a miscarriage go away?

Does anemia after a miscarriage go away?

Should: Should improve with time if you tahe iron, and there is no persistent bleeding or other cause of anemia. ...Read more

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Could having anemia cause you to have more miscarriage?

Could having anemia cause you to have more miscarriage?

Probably not: The trouble with that answer is that pregnancy demands the best possible physical and metabolic status. Please remember that you are feeding a rapidly growing infant whose wellbeing is on your shoulders. ...Read more

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Can 7yrs of undiagnosed coeliacs cause pernicious anemia, irreversible villi damage and miscarriages?

Gi issues: This is a question best answered by a gastro intestinal specialist , i would seek a consult to find this answer. ...Read more

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Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Not more likely but: Pernicious anemia is due to problems absorbing B12 but doesn't interfere with absorbing other vits.Mthfr mutations mean you have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, so take l-5-mthf.Genes don't affect absorption of other b vits but due to genetics some require higher amounts of b's than others-your other issues don't mean you're more likely to have this but it's safe to try b complex. ...Read more

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Incomplete miscarriage now high WBC 14.1 platelets count of 631 with anemia is this normal?

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Blood counts: While as you know those blood counts are not within normal ranges, however all may be related to your incomplete miscarriage. You should go to follow up with your doctor and have some evaluation- including iron level. If your iron is low- you should take some supplement. There are other things also to exclude especially if those abnormalities have been there even before your miscarriage. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away? My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away?  My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very severe, it may take longer and oral daily iron supplementation is essential. ...Read more

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At 4wks pregnant, WBC 14.3, RBC 3.40, hgb 10.7, hct 31.7. Will anemia this early in pregnancy hurt baby or increase chance of miscarriage?

At 4wks pregnant, WBC 14.3, RBC 3.40, hgb 10.7, hct 31.7.  Will anemia this early in pregnancy hurt baby or increase chance of miscarriage?

No: It's common, very common, for women to have some anemia such as you have. If you take an iron pill with citric acid (orange juice to increase absorption) you should be fine. You can also try to increase iron by eating iron rich foods. It's always better if you can, to eat iron rich foods than take supplement. But will not increase risk for miscarriage or hurt baby unless hgb. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...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