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I had a miscarriage last year and are starting to try again. After testing, my LH surge was 8 days! is this normal or what might be wrong?

I had a miscarriage last year and are starting to try again. After testing, my LH surge was 8 days! is this normal or what might be wrong?

Need to clarify: Was the lh surge on the 8th day from the beginning of the period? Do you mean you had positive lh surge for 8 days? Not clear. Thanks. ...Read more

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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I finished having a miscarriage 3 weeks ago. Since I have gotten two estrogen surges, one 3 weeks ago and one now but no LH surge. What's causing this?

I finished having a miscarriage 3 weeks ago. Since I have gotten two estrogen surges, one 3 weeks ago and one now but no LH surge. What's causing this?

Body is recovering: Your body is recovering from the miscarriage. Part of the way the body encourages healing after pregnancy is through hormonal changes that effect sexual desire as well as ovulation. You should allow your body to heal for at least 6 months prior to trying to conceive again. Stop thinking about and measuring your hormonal surges. Try to relax and allow your body to heal. ...Read more

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Miscarried at 4th week,Bleeding stopped on 5th day.when will I ovulate?will it start with LH surge like it normally does in a cycle b4 my next period?

Miscarried at 4th week,Bleeding stopped on 5th day.when will I ovulate?will it start with LH surge like it normally does in a cycle b4 my next period?

Yes: Everything goes back to normal the moment pregnancy is over.You will ovulate even before you have menses.So you could potentially become pregnant without a period. ...Read more

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Miscarriage on 4/2/13. Had period 4/30. Normal LH surge on day 14 for ~12h. This time, lh+ on day 10, and going over 24h. Is this normal?

Sure but ....: The duration of your lh surge is not clinically useful. I'm not sure why you are continuing to check. If you're doing a home ovulation kit to time intercourse you only need to do it once. Once it's positive then have intercourse to try to conceive. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need surgery to remove the fetus after a miscarriage?

How do you know if you need surgery to remove the fetus after a miscarriage?

D&C: Its called a D&C (dilatation and curettage); its usually a personal preference and frequently patients can pass the tissue on their own. However if its been over 2 weeks and still no bleeding that's when you start thinking about it to prevent infection. ...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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If I register temporarily at a surgery can they see all my past records? Such as miscarriage or abortions?

If I register temporarily at a surgery can they see all my past records? Such as miscarriage or abortions?

Health History: What ever information you have provided will be available for the review. It is a good practice to tell all your medical history to the health care provider so that he or she can make better judgement/decision regarding treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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