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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle. Why would this be?

I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle.  Why would this be?

Several reasons: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for one's menstral cycle to normalize, following a miscarriage? It has been 5 months and I am still not back to my normal

How long does it take for one's menstral cycle to normalize, following a miscarriage? It has been 5 months and I am still not back to my normal

Plenty of time : Five months is plenty long for the effects of pregnancy to be out of your system. If you are still irregular then that is not the cause. See your doctor to discuss the many treatment options for irregular periods. ...Read more

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My wife miscarried just before xmas, we thought her first normal menstrual cycle since happened 2 weeks ago but she is heavily bleeding again tonight?

My wife miscarried just before xmas, we thought her first normal menstrual cycle since happened 2 weeks ago but she is heavily bleeding again tonight?

Bleeding: Usually you resume a normal cycle about 4-6 weeks after the miscarriage. First check a pregnancy test and make sure this isn't another miscarriage. If negative it could be that your wife took longer than usual to ovulate after the loss and now have heavier bleeding as a result. But again check a pregnancy test first ...Read more

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I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

Irregular periods: 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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I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

Irregular periods : 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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I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

Depends: Have they checked your Hemoglobin or Hematocrit levels? After a D&C for miscarriage it's possible to have anemia (low hemoglobin levels in blood). Symptoms of anemia are dizziness, fatigue, fainting episodes, fast heart rate. If you feel completely fine then waiting only one menstrual cycle should be fine. If you are having symptoms of anemia then wait 2-3 cycles. ...Read more

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If i miscarried between may 23thru may29 when should I get my next menstral cycle?

If i miscarried between may 23thru may29 when should I get my next menstral cycle?

Difficult to predict: After a woman has a miscarriage, she can have a regular menstrual cycle as soon as a few weeks, or as long as 6-8 weeks. Typically, by 8 weeks post miscarriage a woman has had a regular cycle. It's hard to predict when your cycle will be, depends on how the hormone levels dropped and when you ovulated again. I wouldn't worry yet, though! ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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