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Anemia After Miscarriage
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Does having pernicious anemia really mean I have a high chance of miscarriage and birth defects? I am 24
So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac, anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It is good to start with an Obgyn and they can arrange a step by step approach to determining the cause and treatment ...Read more
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
3d after major abdominal surgery, vaginal spotting (mid-cycle), dizzy, nauseous, feel like passing out. Ovu/bd 5d ago. Miscarriage or anemia (hgb=8.5)?
7 weeks pregnant light red/pink spotting not heavy and no cramps can this be ok? 37 yrs old 7th pregnancy 3 healthy children 2 miscarriages 1 abortion. I have hypothyroisism and anemia I had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago
Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet?
Please clarify and ask the question.
Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more
Significant: Most md's will not transfuse unless the HGB is less than 10gm/dl and more recently this cutoff has been lowered to less than 9gm/dl. The average range for HGB is 12-16. Need for transfusion means you are significantly low. There are many causes. See your physician for further work-up. ...Read more
Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Need more info.: The pattern of your blood counts over the years would be helpful. Many asian populations have hemoglobin e. Beta thal trait is also frequently seen. You need to see your hematologist to clarify what is going on and any potential treatments. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?
Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Did you look at the website reference I sent? It is quite informative. You will be best served with a visit to a specialist to get all your questions answered. It is clear you are so worried about this, and it would be so much more reassuring to have a face to face visit with someone who can answer all your great questions. ...Read more
My wife is disgnosed with pcod and endometriosis. She miscarriage this month i.e 6/2014. Is it likely that she can conceive again in the next cycle.
Give it time: You need to giver her body time to heal after a miscarriage. It may be a while before she has her first period. I usually recommend waiting until there has been two normal periods before you start trying again. ...Read more
Bleeding gone: Typically when your bleeding has turned dark brown and the cramping has subsided you are done. Can take 3 or 7 days, every woman is different. If you're concerned you can always get a vaginal ultrasound from a doctor to make sure the uterus is empty. ...Read more
Was she truly pregnant?
Did she have then an unusual or heavy period or pass some tissue.
More cramping with the passage.
Is she for sure not pregnant now?
Clarity would come from OB exam and perhaps ultrasound.
Miscarriage is not uncommon and can be variable by timing and symptoms. ...Read more
See your doctor: You need to speak to your Ob/Gyn doctor. There are many reasons you could be miscarrying. Some are treatable some aren't. But you would need a physical exam and testing by your doctor. ...Read more
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more
If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?
Varies: Most women who have repeated miscarriages do not have any obvious problems. However, some will have a structural uterine anomaly (seen on ultrasound), some will have medical problems (like lupus), some will have genetic anomalies (seen on karyotyping). See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more