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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle. Why would this be?

I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle. Why would this be?

Several reasons: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am 33 yrs old. Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

I am 33 yrs old. Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

Depends: Have they checked your Hemoglobin or Hematocrit levels? After a D&C for miscarriage it's possible to have anemia (low hemoglobin levels in blood). Symptoms of anemia are dizziness, fatigue, fainting episodes, fast heart rate. If you feel completely fine then waiting only one menstrual cycle should be fine. If you are having symptoms of anemia then wait 2-3 cycles. ...Read more

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Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage (d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage (d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

Unknown: Infertility is defined as one year of an inability to conceive in a women with regular menstrual cycles. Miscarriages at this age are due to a chromosomally abnormality of the embryo in greater than 2/3 of cases and is a random event. If you can still not conceive six months after a miscarriage with regular menses then see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle started. On the third day I notice a reddish, blue blood clot the size of a penny. Is this an early miscarriage or regular cycle?

My menstrual cycle started. On the third day I notice a reddish, blue blood clot the size of a penny. Is this an early miscarriage or regular cycle?

Unlikely Pregnancy: Clots are not an uncommon part of menstrual bleeding. This occurs when tissue of the uterine lining is shed (mistaken for clot) or when blood pools in the uterine cavity and forms clots before cramping expels it. ...Read more

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3 miscarriage (no living). Menstrual cycle 30-42days. DHEA-S 11.5umol/L (<9.8 normal). All other hormones normal. No male traits. No PCOS. U/S clear.

3 miscarriage (no living). Menstrual cycle 30-42days. DHEA-S 11.5umol/L (<9.8 normal). All other hormones normal. No male traits. No PCOS. U/S clear.

Added details: B"sd appending to my previous response - would suggest you proceed with appropriate studies to asses for congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal-pituitary-hypothalamic abnormalties. Since other baseline hormones "normal" this would mean suppression/stimulation testing. How much to pursue depends on your fertility goals. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a menstrual period to become irregular after a miscarriage? Its been a little over a year and its still not back to normal...

Is it normal for a menstrual period to become irregular after a miscarriage? Its been a little over a year and its still not back to normal...

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. This would not be related to having a miscarriage over a year ago. You will need to see a doctor and ask to be tested for irregular periods. You may request testing for thyroid disease and pcos. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had a spontanous miscarriage in december 2012: and still no menstrual period how lonq does it take for it to come down. Been havin intrcourse too.

I had a spontanous miscarriage in december 2012: and still no menstrual period how lonq does it take for it to come down. Been havin intrcourse too.

Any time now...: It may take a couple of months for you to restart your periods - or longer if you were quite irregular before. Remember that if you are not using birth control now, you could be ovulating without knowing it and get pregnant again. So if you have pregnancy symptoms, or go for another 2-4 weeks without a normal period, you might want to see your doctor and do a pregnancy test. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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My wife conceive my sperm and urine pregnancy test also o.K., but three times gets miscarriage after two weeks from normal menstrual period. Why?

My wife conceive my sperm and urine pregnancy test also o.K., but three times gets miscarriage after two weeks from normal menstrual period. Why?

Fertility: This is not normal and it needs to be evaluated by a fertility or gynecology specialist. One of you might have a genetic (chromosome) problem. Your wife could have an abnormally shaped uterus or she may have other medical conditions which cause repeated early miscarriages. You both need to be checked. ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when I get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage?

I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when I get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage?

Pregnancy/back pain: Back pain is common with pregnancy. There is a rapid and significant change in hormones in the first trimester that can lead to changes in the tension or laxity of the muscles and tendons of the pelvis. Check with your obstetrician for reassurance that you are not having a miscarriage. ...Read more

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If I miscarried between may 23thru may29 when should I get my next menstral cycle?

Difficult to predict: After a woman has a miscarriage, she can have a regular menstrual cycle as soon as a few weeks, or as long as 6-8 weeks. Typically, by 8 weeks post miscarriage a woman has had a regular cycle. It's hard to predict when your cycle will be, depends on how the hormone levels dropped and when you ovulated again. I wouldn't worry yet, though! ...Read more

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How long does it take for one's menstral cycle to normalize, following a miscarriage? It has been 5 months and I am still not back to my normal

Plenty of time: Five months is plenty long for the effects of pregnancy to be out of your system. If you are still irregular then that is not the cause. See your doctor to discuss the many treatment options for irregular periods. ...Read more

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Had a 6 weeks miscariage on 28may. After dat had one normal menstrual cycle. Is it safe to plan a baby again. What precautions shld b taken dis time?

Had a 6 weeks miscariage on 28may. After dat had one normal menstrual cycle. Is it safe to plan a baby again. What precautions shld b taken dis time?

Varies: It may be ideal to wait 3-6 months after your previous miscarriage to try to get pregnant again. Although, there is controversial information out there. The World Health Organization recently showed a study stating that you can get pregnant right away with possibly less complications. In the end, it's up to you. Consider discussing pros/cons with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wife miscarried just before xmas, we thought her first normal menstrual cycle since happened 2 weeks ago but she is heavily bleeding again tonight?

My wife miscarried just before xmas, we thought her first normal menstrual cycle since happened 2 weeks ago but she is heavily bleeding again tonight?

Bleeding: Usually you resume a normal cycle about 4-6 weeks after the miscarriage. First check a pregnancy test and make sure this isn't another miscarriage. If negative it could be that your wife took longer than usual to ovulate after the loss and now have heavier bleeding as a result. But again check a pregnancy test first ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Miscarriage (Definition)

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 ...Read more