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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


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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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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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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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Hello. I've got my first period after a complete miscarriage and i've been lightly bleeding for more then 2 weeks now. Is it normal?

Hello. I've got my first period after a complete miscarriage and i've been lightly bleeding for more then 2 weeks now. Is it normal?

Irregular period: 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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Spotting and cramping two days after period ended hello doctor, i need help asap, well i had a miscarriage in november 2011, after 38 days i got my first period on december 30, 2011, after that first period my husband and i started ttc again, we had unpro

After : After having a miscarriage it can take months for your hormones to normalize. For this reason, you are having irregular periods (length, consistency, and amount of blood). Typically i tell my patients to wait until they have had 3 normal periods before trying to conceive again. This way i know that their uterine lining is normal and their hormones have stabilized. This will give a woman better odds of sustaining the next pregnancy. I know it is hard to suffer a miscarriage and want a baby right away, but give your body a little time to recover, and soon enough you will be pregnant again, and hopefully have no problems whatsoever. Best of luck. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will my first period after a miscarriage last?

Can someone tell me how long will my first period after a miscarriage last?

Normal: A period after a miscarriage is typically normal to light depending on whether you had a D&C performed. If you have heavy or prolonged bleeding contact your doctor. ...Read more

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My first period after miscarriage is lasting longer and is much heavier than normal. At what point should I seek assistance?

Soaking Pads Hourly: It's certainly reasonable for your first period after a miscarriage to be heavy. However, if you're hemorrhaging, meaning that you have very large clots or bleeding that causes you to change your pads hourly then you should probably seek attention. Otherwise it may take simply take time. If you ever have symptoms of dizziness or wanting to pass out, seek attention. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Seth Derman
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Spontaneous Abortion (Definition)

Spontaneous abortion is also known as Pregnancy loss. Spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous death of a growing fetus. It is also ...Read more