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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

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

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. ...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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My period is 10 days late tubes are tied and now bleeding. Am I miscarrying?

My period is 10 days late tubes are tied and now bleeding. Am I miscarrying?

See your ob/gyn: You don't mention pain, but it still will be good to have an exam. Ectopic pregnancies are not impossible and they can cause serious damage if unattended. It might be nothing, but it's worth a visit. A negative pregnancy test is not considered valid in such cases and bleeding will only empty uterus content - it would not remove the embryo. Don'y worry, but do have an exam. -not just a test. Best! ...Read more

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I was preganant and started bleeding may23 and had a miscarriage and bleed until may 29 do I count that as my period?

I was preganant and started bleeding may23 and had a miscarriage and bleed until may 29 do I count that as my period?

No: A period involves the shedding of the uterine lining in a normal cycle when you don't conceive. Miscarriage involves the passage of pregnancy tissue. The return of your period after miscarriage may take longer than a normal cycle. ...Read more

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Miscarriage@6wks on 2/28 (bleeding on that date). Do I consider that CD 1? My period has not come again and all HPTs are negative.

Miscarriage@6wks on 2/28 (bleeding on that date). Do I consider that CD 1? My period has not come again and all HPTs are negative.

You need to consult : While a delay for next menses after a miscarriage can happen, you should consult with a gynecologist. A gynecologist can check you for hormonal problems that have your cycles upset and you need evaluation for missed pregnancy problems. ...Read more

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I was having sex and I started bleeding really bad. I have a history of miscarriage, and it is not even close to period time. Help please. ?

I was having sex and I started bleeding really bad. I have a history of miscarriage, and it is not even close to period time. Help please. ?

Post sex bleeding: If the bleeding occurred immediately after a vigorous sexual encounter, the most likely source is trauma to the vagina, cervix, or vulva. If that is not the case, you need to see a GYN MD who can assess the area for many other types of bleeding causes. ...Read more

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I was 7 weeks when we found out I ALREADY had a miscarriage. So was the bleeding I had this week a period? Or the definite end to the pregnancy?

I was 7 weeks when we found out I ALREADY had a miscarriage. So was the bleeding I had this week a period? Or the definite end to the pregnancy?

Need appointment: That is not something we can answer online. You will need to see a doctor. Your BHCG hormone can be tested to determine where you are in the process of miscarriage ...Read more

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I miscarried the 2nd, bled for about 5 days. so now today, may 18, I am bleeding (reg flow) again. No cramps, no period symptoms. What should I do?

I miscarried the 2nd, bled for about 5 days. so now today, may 18, I am bleeding (reg flow) again. No cramps, no period symptoms. What should I do?

Not unusual: Since you are only just over 2 weeks out from the miscarriage, this is probably withdrawal bleeding from a change in hormones. It is important to follow up and make sure the pregnancy hormone level becomes negative. Otherwise , you don't need to worry unless bleeding or pain increases significantly. ...Read more

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Is it a period if I only bled for 3 days after a miscarriage 6wks ago.Bled for two weeks with medical miscarriage. Had cramp on 2/28 & bleeding 3/5.

Is it a period if I only bled for 3 days after a miscarriage 6wks ago.Bled for two weeks with medical miscarriage. Had cramp on 2/28 & bleeding 3/5.

Could be: The first period after a miscarriage is often a little off from the usual. Monitor over the next few months and see and obgyn if things are not back to normal. Consider starting birth control if you are not wanting to be pregnant right now. ...Read more

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Lowerback pain and urination for last 5 days and took the test,it was (-)and today I started bleeding/period(which is 3days late).is it miscarriage?

Miscarriage: With a negative pregnancy test and it is doubtful this was a miscarriage. Periods can very in length and 3 days late isn't significant. I do not believe you have miscarried. ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more