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Is it normal to have a super heavy but short period for the first cycle after a missed miscarriage? 29days post m/c.

Is it normal to have a  super heavy but short period for the first cycle after a missed miscarriage?  29days post m/c.

Yes: It is possible and possibly even normal. The timing is about right for your next period. Given that it is different from what you expect for a normal period, consider checking a pregnancy test to make sure that the pregnancy from before is not a persistent issue. ...Read more

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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Is it normal to have a late 2nd period after a miscarriage? M/c 12/19 first period 1/19 now a week late and three neg hpts.

Is it normal to have a late 2nd period after a miscarriage? M/c 12/19 first period 1/19 now a week late and three neg hpts.

1st period : The first periods after a miscarriage is often a little off. Sometimes it is early and sometimes late. Sometimes heavier and sometimes lighter. I ask my patients to be patient and give your body a couple of cycles to get back to normal. ...Read more

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My first period came 28 days after miscarriage, second 29 days after that, and third 30. Can periods change after miscarriage?

They can: Though what you are describing, periods coming every 28-30 days, is normal. It is common for periods to vary by a few days for many women. ...Read more

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Miscarried 2 months ago and i want to ttc again. I have been bleeding for 8 days first period since mc. I don't want to get on bc. What can i do?

Miscarried 2 months ago and i want to ttc again. I have been bleeding for 8 days first period since mc. I don't want to get on bc. What can i do?

Lots of options: Since this is your first cycle you can just wait and see how the next few months go. Since you are only 19 you my consider delaying pregnancy. For long heavy periods there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. ...Read more

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Is the first period after miscarriage different?

Is the first period after miscarriage different?

Unknown: It's hard to say what the first period after a miscarriage will be like. It's possible that it'll be heavier; it's possible that it'll be lighter. But what's more important is that you have one and it can take two months for one to come. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the first period after a miscarriage to be heavy?

Is it normal for the first period after a miscarriage to be heavy?

Irregular Periods: Menses after an alteration in the normal cycle of hormones can always cause irregular periods from barely existant to very heavy non-cyclic bleeding. Stopping birth control or interruption in pregnancy can cause irregular vagnal bleeding. ...Read more

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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


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