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How long to wait to have sex after d&c due to miscarriage?

How long to wait to have sex after d&c due to miscarriage?

2 weeks: I recommend women who have had a d and c for a miscarriage wait about 2 weeks before having sex. Remember to use something such as condoms to prevent pregnancy. I recommend women wait for 2 periods after the procedure before attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

Two weeks: After having a miscarriage, approximately two weeks of abstinence is necessary to reduce any risk of an infection. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage should you wait to have sex?

How long after a miscarriage should you wait to have sex?

After MD visit: See your MD first and ask him/her if resumption of sexual activity is permitted after you have been examined to be sure everything is O.K. ...Read more

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Why do you have to wait to have sex after a miscarriage?

Why do you have to wait to have sex after a miscarriage?

Infection and safety: Initially, pretty much while you are still bleeding and discharging, you are risking an infection. Beyond that you want to be certain that everything has passed and is back to normal. If you were to get pregnant again immediately afterwards the situation not only could be confusing but your risks of another miscarriage are probably increased. ...Read more

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How much time do I wait to have sex after missed miscarriage?

How much time do I wait to have sex after missed miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Would depend how far along you were when you miscarried and whether you had a surgical procedure (D&C, D&E).

If it was first trimester and no surgery....4 weeks

If 2nd trimester or surgery I would recommend 8 weeks to let things heal. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I wait to have sex with my boyfriend after a miscarriage?

For what length of time can I wait to have sex with my boyfriend after a miscarriage?

No bleeding: If there is no more bleeding I would give myself one to two weeks max. You want to make sure that the cervix is closed and that occurs fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Should I wait a certain time to have sex, since I just had a miscarriage two weeks ago?

Should I wait a certain time to have sex, since I just had a miscarriage two weeks ago?

Pregnancy plans?: What are your pregnnacy plans? I recommend patients wait until after their follow up visit which is usually 4 weeks after. At that visit we make sure everything is ok. We also discuss plans for the future. I notice you are 20. We would discuss your future plans for school and your career. We could then decide if you want to have a baby now or if birth control would be a better choice. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage on Thursday. How long will I bleed and how long before I can have sex again?

I had a miscarriage on Thursday. How long will I bleed and how long before I can have sex again?

Depends on healing: Your physician is aware of your clinical status and when sex will be safe. ...Read more

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I miscarried at 4 weeks, I did uterus evacuation, I am still bleeding a bit, how long will it take till the bleeding can stop? So I can have sex again

I miscarried at 4 weeks, I did uterus evacuation, I am still bleeding a bit, how long will it take till the bleeding can stop? So I can have sex again

Evacuation: For this case of evacuation 4weeks ago and still bleeding can normal if the quantity is decreasing daily and the color is going from red to clear. If you are having upto two fully soaked pad a day, reevaluation with you doctor is needed.
Spotting can last from few days to weeks after evacuation. Consider contraceptive if pregnancy is not in the plan and intercourse can be resumed. ...Read more

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We are waiting 3 months to heal before conceiving. When is it okay to have sex after a miscarriage? Protected

When bleeding stops: As a general rule, it is OK to resume activity when the miscarriage bleeding stops. This usually happens within about 2 weeks from the miscarriage. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex after a miscarriage? How soon can I try to have a baby again? Should I still keep taking prenatal vitamins?

Sorry for your loss!: Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. How long to wait after the miscarriage to have sex depends somewhat on whether or not you required a d&c, so I would recommend talking to your obgyn. I typically recommend that patients have 1-2 normal cycles after miscarriage before trying to conceive again. If you are thinking of trying again soon, I would advise staying on prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 1 week ago, is it bad to have sex right now?

I had a miscarriage 1 week ago, is it bad to have sex right now?

Yes: Your tissues and vaginal area are still healing and need another week or two to fully heal
. Good luckj. ...Read more

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I just had a miscarriage last week is it safe to have sex already.

MD appt.?: Have you gone for your md follow up appointment yet at the 2 week time frame? If not please wait and ask your doctor at that time., . ...Read more

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After I have a miscarriage me an my boyfriend we try to have sex but I don't have no feelings at for him why is that so. Sometimes I even have bad?

After I have a miscarriage me an my boyfriend we try to have sex but I don't have no feelings at for him why is that so. Sometimes I even have bad?

Lost that lovingfeel: Have you lost that loving feeling after experiencing a loss post miscarriage? Well, depression has a tendency to remove "that loving feeling" about sex partners, love, sleep, friends, and those things you care about. Before you end this relationship talk to a therapist about your feelings first, and if necessary consider Rx either medication or counseling. ...Read more

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When can u have sex after a natural miscarriage with a condom?

When can u have sex after a natural miscarriage with a condom?

6 week: It is preferable to have pelvic rest for 6 weeks after a delivery or miscarriage. You should use some kind of protection in any event, and take prenatal vitamins for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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I had a d and c for missed miscarriage on 4/17/14. When can my husband and I start to have intercourse? I am no longer bleeding.

I had a d and c for missed miscarriage on 4/17/14. When can my husband and I start to have intercourse? I am no longer bleeding.

2 weeks: It would be best to wait about two weeks from the d;c. You can get pregnant, even before your next period. If you want to be pregnant that quickly use something for birth control. There are no hard and feat rules on waiting on sex, but too early after a d;c could increase chances of an infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed and be sensitive the first time you have sex after miscarriage (2 weeks post m/c)?

Is it normal to bleed and be sensitive the first time you have sex after miscarriage (2 weeks post m/c)?

Yes: After two weeks you might still expect some sensitivity- sometimes we would tell you to wait a little bit longer to decrease your chances of infection and to give you some time to heal. If you are uncomfortable I might wait a little longer to have sex again. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after a natural miscarriage? My baby was 9 weeks when I lost him/her. Thanks!

When is it safe to have sex after a natural miscarriage? My baby was 9 weeks when I lost him/her. Thanks!

You decide: I'm assuming that by "natural miscarriage" you mean that you did not have surgery, and that everything has since resolved? If you have stopped bleeding and are feeling ok, you can resume sexual activity whenever you feel ready. Remember there is a physical and emotional part of recovery after a miscarriage and with having sex. Just be sure you are ready. :). ...Read more

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Ended up having a miscarriage, I started bleeding and very heavy. When is it ok to start to have sex again?

Ended up having a miscarriage, I started bleeding and very heavy. When is it ok to start to have sex again?

When you feel ok: When you feel comfortable, and assuring you have seen your Dr. And had a pelvic examination, then you can start to have sex when you feel comfortable to. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage and d&c 2weeks ago. When is it safe to just have sex again? And when can I try to have baby?

I had miscarriage and d&c 2weeks ago. When is it safe to just have sex again? And when can I try to have baby?

Any time. As long as: If you are not having excessive pain, bleeding/discharge etc. Should be ok for relations...About getting pregant. Any time from here onward as long as you are feeling well.
Take your prenatal vitamins regular if planning for pregnancy.
I am sorry about your miscarriage.
Best of luck to you... ...Read more

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I Had unprotected sex with my 5wks pregnant girlfriend. A day later she miscarried Could she get pregnant from that particular intercourse session?

I Had unprotected sex with my 5wks pregnant girlfriend. A day later she miscarried Could she get pregnant from that particular intercourse session?

Not likely: A new pregnancy would be unlikely in the situation you describe. The hormones would not be favorable and the miscarriage itself would result in clearing out of the uterine contents. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage one week ago. I was 3 weeks. The bleeding has stopped, only some brown when I wipe and only some times. Can my husband&I have sex?

I had a miscarriage one week ago. I was 3 weeks. The bleeding has stopped, only some brown when I wipe and only some times. Can my husband&I have sex?

Abstain: Brown discharge could mean some dried blood. I would unfortunately abstain until you are not spotting as this is a sign your body is still healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage now I want to conceive again is safe to have sex?? How much time should b avoid sexual intercourse?

Wait: A miscarriage is a serious and stressful event. As with any major life event, it is best to wait awhile to deal with it and get back on track. Grief needs to be dealt with. Some experts say that most of us can only adequately deal with one major stress a year (death, marriage, divorce, serious disease, abortion : intentional or miscarraige). Consider waiting, and prepare (eat right, exercise.) ...Read more

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My miscarriage (@10 wk) started Nov11 14/11 U/s: small mass @ cervical os 15/11 passed sac Haven't bled in >a week Is it safe to have sex now?

Ask your treating MD: You need to ask your treating MD, especially if you had a D & C done post miscarriage to be certain that there is no residual material left inside the uterus or an infection is present. ...Read more

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Is there a need of taken vitamins after complete miscarriage at 7w? How soon after bleeding stops we can have sex?

Is there a need of taken vitamins after complete miscarriage at 7w? How soon after bleeding stops we can have sex?

It will: Not hurt to use vitamins, but there really isn't a direct need. Iron is helpful if you became anemic and Folic Acid is recommended if trying to get pregnant. You can really have sex any time. If you want, wait until bleeding stops and you aren't cramping. Good luck, sorry to hear about your situation. ...Read more

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Miscarried at 2-3 weeks. Once bleeding has stopped and hCG is down, is it safe to have sex? (Not trying to conceive)

Miscarried at 2-3 weeks. Once bleeding has stopped and hCG is down, is it safe to have sex? (Not trying to conceive)

Yes: If your miscarriage was complete and your bleeding has stopped, it is okay to have sexual relations. Since you are not trying to conceive, I would suggest you use a good contraceptive. Discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage on tuesday and have been healing fine physically what is the harm to me if I have sex before 2weeks if I'm not sore.

I had a miscarriage on tuesday and have been healing fine physically what is the harm to me if I have sex before 2weeks if I'm not sore.

No Harm: If you we're not told by your gynecologist not to have sex and you did not have a D&C after the miscarriage then you should be able to have sex without harm to you if you want. ...Read more

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I recently had a miscarriage and only waited a week to have sex now I have nausea vomiting and also smells are making me sick what's wrong with me?

Hormones dropping: It takes some time after a miscarriage for the HCG levels to drop, so you may still experience some pregnancy symptoms. You need to give your body time to heal, though. I usually recommended avoiding pregnancy until you have 2 normal periods. Use condoms and spermicide or abstinence until then. ...Read more

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I have uterine fibrod. Whenever I have sex with my husband The Sperm comes out. What's the cause? I have been trying to conceive after miscarriage

I have uterine fibrod. Whenever I have sex with my husband The Sperm comes out. What's the cause? I have been trying to conceive after miscarriage

Normal: Every female has semen and vaginal fluid 'come out' after sex. That is the only route for the excess fluid to take. It is not in any way the cause of the difficulty you are having conceiving. Sperm, if they are inside of the vagina, have one goal and that is to find the cervix and swim into it. ...Read more

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