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I have had two recurrent miscarriages at 5 weeks for both and since the last miscarriage I have been having bad headaches what could be the cause?

I have had two recurrent miscarriages at 5 weeks for both and since the last miscarriage I have been having bad headaches what could be the cause?

U need to see U PCP: Headache is a symptoms and can be caused by many thing, u need to see u primary care physician for eviction and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Having: Having a long, heavy period is typical when you haven't had a period for a long time. This happens when a woman doesn't ovulate regularly. This can happen when a person has gained or lost weight, has a hormone imbalance, or is getting close to menopause. Not having regular periods also puts a woman at risk for a uterine pre-cancer or cancer. Consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to protect against a pre-cancer or cancer. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I had a miscarriage. I haven't had my period. I'm having headache and dizziness what is happing?

3 weeks ago I had a miscarriage. I haven't had my period. I'm having headache and dizziness what is happing?

Call doc right away: It's normal for your first period to be irregular and potentially up to 6 weeks afterwards. However the headaches and dizziness could be many things. Have you been bleeding? You need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage a week ago. I lost a lot of blood. I am bloo supplements but suffering from a terrible headache since.

I had a miscarriage a week ago. I lost a lot of blood. I am bloo supplements but suffering from a terrible headache since.

Anemia: You are probably very low in iron because of your blood loss. You have what is called iron deficiency and blood loss anemia. Headaches are common with this. Make sure you stay well hydrated with water and juice. You will need to be on iron supplements for at least 3-4 months. A blood transfusion would help immediately, but there would be risks. Better to let the iron build you back up. ...Read more

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Miscarried 10/03. Stopped bleeding 2 days after &began trying. Have light cramp pains and mild headaches. Partner has low count. Ovulating? Pregnant?

Miscarried 10/03. Stopped bleeding 2 days after &began trying. Have light cramp pains and mild headaches. Partner has low count. Ovulating? Pregnant?

Pregnancy test: The wisest thing to do is have a pregnancy test now to be sure, cramps can be expected after a miscarriage, please use protection, if symptoms do not improve, see you gyn. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage on 11/27 at 7 weeks. The bleeding started three days before and is just now tailoring off. Now I have cold chills headache & dizzy?

Bloodless: Complications of a miscarriage are excessive blood loss and infection. When symptoms point towards these complications, they should be corroborated by blood tests and an exam by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Missed a few pills. Been feeling nauseous and have headaches. Been nauseous but hungry. Had unprotected sex. Recently had miscarriage. Could I be preg?

Missed a few pills. Been feeling nauseous and have headaches. Been nauseous but hungry. Had unprotected sex. Recently had miscarriage. Could I be preg?

Yes, of course: No single birth control is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. Statistically, your chance of becoming pregnant increases with each instance of unprotected sex.Your nausea may have little to do with this--I encourage you to explore my prior healthtap answers regarding causes of nausea). A pregnancy test now is a very prudent step, as is adding a 2nd birth control method if pregnancy undesired. ...Read more

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More then 6 ibuprofen a day cause miscarriage at 10 weeks? Have a lot of headaches from school.

More then 6 ibuprofen a day cause miscarriage at 10 weeks? Have a lot of headaches from school.

Yes: 6 ibuprofen is a lot, this is an overdose, it is extremely unhealthy for liver, might cause stomach ulcers and kidney damage, liver cirrhoses, Taking Ibuprofen highers risk of miscarriage. A headache that doesn't go after 2 ibuprofen needs to be checked with doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having severe cramps, light red/ pink spotting, and headaches and it's before my period. Can this be a miscarriage?

I've been having severe cramps, light red/ pink spotting, and headaches and it's before my period. Can this be a miscarriage?

Sexually Active?: Then yes, it could be either a miscarriage or a pregnancy. If you were thinking you might not be into either one of those possibilities, (don't forget the std's!), then always use a barrier form of protection like a condom. Around the time that your period is due (if you don't get it), do a home pregnancy test with a first morning urine specimen. Boys never have to worry about this-so they don't. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See below: 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

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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

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

90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very severe, it may take longer and oral daily iron supplementation is essential. ...Read more

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Miscarriage march 12th.1st period april 8th. Now: cramping, back aches, headaches, white discharge, emotional-6 days no period. Not on b/c. Pregnant?

Miscarriage march 12th.1st period april 8th. Now: cramping, back aches, headaches, white discharge, emotional-6 days no period. Not on b/c. Pregnant?

Trust the test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage on 5/1/14 bled 6 days dr. Told me hormon level was 0 now I have cramp headaches backache nausa can I be preg؟usually irregular period

Had a miscarriage on 5/1/14 bled 6 days dr. Told me hormon level was 0 now I have cramp headaches backache nausa can I be preg؟usually irregular period

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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26 yrs, had a miscarriage 6 months ago. Now miss my period 1.5 month. Severe gas problem, headache, constipation, no other symptom, is it pregnancy?

26 yrs, had a miscarriage 6 months ago. Now miss my period 1.5 month. Severe gas problem, headache, constipation, no other symptom, is it pregnancy?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Female 31 got miscarriage becoz of mild fever, headache, chills, loss of appetite and vomiting. Pls kindly diagnose. She have high WBC count 14 thous?

Female 31 got miscarriage becoz of mild fever, headache, chills, loss of appetite and vomiting. Pls kindly diagnose. She have high WBC count 14 thous?

Unknown: 14, 000 is not scary in pregnancy. Could be infection of uterus or not. The two could be completely unrelated. Will need more information. ...Read more

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Been on Depo-Provera almost 6 months have cramping cravings nausea fatigue headaches back pain could I b pregnant also spotted & inlaw miscarried 2day on depo?

Been on Depo-Provera almost 6 months have cramping cravings nausea fatigue headaches back pain could I b pregnant also spotted & inlaw miscarried 2day on depo?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. Spotting on Depo-Provera is normal. The pain can be evaluated by an obgyn. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage about 2 months ago and am still having lower left side cramping, breast tenderness headache back pain and fatigue, all tests neg?

I had a miscarriage about 2 months ago and am still having lower left side cramping, breast tenderness headache back pain and fatigue, all tests neg?

Multiple: Concern for both abnormal hormonal labs, especially prolactin as well as possible residual pelvic mass. Stated tests neg, need to be reevaluated by her OB/GYN with possible consultation with neurologist after seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more

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7w pregnant, sore throat, headache, dry cough, Tylenol (acetaminophen) brings 101.8 fever to 99.7 but only for 1-2 hrs. What else can I do to help? Will I miscarry?

7w pregnant, sore throat, headache, dry cough, Tylenol (acetaminophen) brings 101.8 fever to 99.7 but only for 1-2 hrs. What else can I do to help? Will I miscarry?

See doctor: There is an infection going on and your doctor can determine if it is from a virus or bacteria. If it is a virus then taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) Robitussin DM, honey in tea, Vicks vapor rub, etc...can help with the symptoms. If it is a bacterial infection then your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. You will most likely not miscarry because of mild illness such as this. ...Read more

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I've had frequent head aches and a dizzy feeling now for 6 days. Could it be because I've recently had a miscarrige.?

I've had frequent head aches and a dizzy feeling now for 6 days. Could it be because I've recently had a miscarrige.?

Maybe: Headaches and dizziness can result from many different things, from dehydration or lack of sleep to bleeding, among others. If you are continuing to have a lot of bleeding (greater than 1 pad/hour), you should go to your local er to be evaluated. Otherwise, make sure you are taking care of yourself (i.e., eating well, sleeping well), and follow up with your doctor if you continue to have the pain. ...Read more

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I lost a large clot been haven pregnancy symptoms head aches an cravings have I had a misscarraige?

I lost a large clot been haven pregnancy symptoms head aches an cravings have I had a misscarraige?

Take a test: The first step is to do a home pregnancy test. If it is positive then a miscarriage is possible and an evaluation of bleeding during pregnancy should be done. If the test is negative then this is not likely a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Previously had a miscarriage. Now I'm bloated, having clear discharge, headache, diarrhea, constipation, and light bleeding with some clot formation?

Previously had a miscarriage. Now I'm bloated, having clear discharge, headache, diarrhea, constipation, and light bleeding with some clot formation?

Probably dif issues: Your gastrointestinal symptoms are probably not related. Birth control can be used to regulate your bleeding. Vaginal Discharge testing can be done to determine the cause and treatment. Your primary care doctor can address the GI symptoms ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I knoe when im done miscarrying?

How do I knoe when im done miscarrying?

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

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How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

Several issues: 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

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After repeated miscarriages what can be done?

After repeated miscarriages what can be done?

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

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Looking for answer to how do I know I miscarried?

Looking for answer to how do I know I miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

What is the percentage of miscarriages in women in s asia?

About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more

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If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?

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

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Does coffee lead to miscarriages?

Does coffee lead to miscarriages?

No: Coffee does not lead to miscarriages. Caffeine is a stimulant and cause raise blood pressure. All artificial stimulants including cocaine, amphetamines should be avoided. ...Read more

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What can cause multiple miscarriages?

What can cause multiple miscarriages?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more

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How would I know if I miscarried? Passed big clot?

How would I know if I miscarried? Passed big clot?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Can not eating enough nutrients cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more