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Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Dec 11 natural miscarriage. Is it normal to have 3 normal periods since? I am over weight. Losing weight will fix my irregularities? I want a bby

Ireggular periods: If you had normal periods before the miscarriage, then that would be a concern. If your periods were always irregular, than ok. However, being overweight and poor nutritional status may be a risk factor for irregular period, so weight loss is certainly recommended for that as well s many other health reasons. See your Dr. to help you lose weight as well as assess the periods. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have pcos, hypothyroid& asthma.I miscarried twice.Losing weight is difficult.If I do exercise asthma comes.How do I reduce my weight.I m 5 ft &71kg.?

I have pcos, hypothyroid& asthma.I miscarried twice.Losing weight is difficult.If I do exercise asthma comes.How do I reduce my weight.I m 5 ft &71kg.?

Concerted effort: Effort under guidance is the best. I strongly recommend bariatric surgery; through a program though!. Teamwork including dietician, exercise therapist, sleep specialist, psychologist etc are generally needed for the success. The oft heard success stories on various diet commercials or exercise ones are less likely to be successful en masse, most likely to help is your motivation, diet &exercise. ...Read more

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Good day doc! i use to have a regular period . I am worried because i missed my period last month. I have miscarriage before. I also lose weight. ?

Good day doc!
i  use to have a regular period . I am worried because i missed my period last month. I have miscarriage before. I also lose weight. ?

1st pregnancy test: You must rule out pregnancy 1st. However if you are exercising heavily that may cause weight loss & missed periods (amenorrhea). Having one miscarriage doesn't necessarily mean you are more likely to have another (it is more common that a predetermined genetic defect in the fertilized egg that implanted in your uterus caused spontaneous abortion to occur. Get a pregnancy test asap & see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries and am obese.How can I lose weight?My tummy is very much out.I had miscarriage last year.

I have polycystic ovaries and am obese.How can I lose weight?My tummy is very much out.I had miscarriage last year.

Eat less, exercise: Standard wight reduction diet and exercise. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. ...Read more

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How much is too much blood to lose if you're having a miscarriage?

How much is too much blood to lose if you're having a miscarriage?

A pad an hour: If you are soaking more than a pad an hour you should call your doctor for evaluation right away. Also call of you feel dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more

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What should I do to get over the lose of my baby(miscarriage) !? :(

What should I do to get over the lose of my baby(miscarriage) !? :(

Find a mental health: Professional who deals with loss or a support group for people who have lost a child through miscarriage. Check with your local hospice or mental health facility for resources. Talk to supportive family & friends. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to bleed after a 7-week miscarriage (no intervention)? Been 3 weeks so far and no sign of letting up. DH is losing patience.

How long is it normal to bleed after a 7-week miscarriage (no intervention)? Been 3 weeks so far and no sign of letting up. DH is losing patience.

Go see a GYN MD: The persistent bleeding probably means that the miscarriage is incomplete with fetal tissue still present inside the uterus. A D & C may be necessary after your MD visit. ...Read more

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Ive had 3 miscarriages.. I'm currently 8w3d pregnant.. am I at a higher risk to lose this babe too?

Ive had 3 miscarriages.. I'm currently 8w3d pregnant.. am I at a higher risk to lose this babe too?

Yes: Unfortunately, you are at a higher risk. We test patients with your history for clotting disorders (PAI-1, MTHFR, factor V Leiden, protein c deficiency, protein s deficiency). If a patient tests positive, we treat with blood thinners (heparin or enoxaperin). This has yielded great results in our practice. Also, checking for uterine problems with ultrasound. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I need to put on some weight but have lost my appetite for food since i had a miscarriage 2months ago? What can I do? Am really under weight.

I need to put on some weight but have lost my appetite for food since i had a miscarriage 2months ago? What can I do? Am really under weight.

Talk to your doctor: Some women experience mild depressions after a miscarriage, as it is a significant emotional loss. Get evaluated and see if you need counseling or medications for a short term to help you through this loss. Appetite issues are common with mild depressions. Hang in there, things should improve, but ask for help with this. ...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


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