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Doctor insights on: Menstrual Bleeding Vs Miscarriage

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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


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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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How long after misscariage will Menstral bleeding return?

How long after misscariage will Menstral bleeding return?

1-2 mos: Depends on how far along you were. A good question to ask your doctor/provider.
Also to use contraception to prevent preg too close to misc. Gives your body time to recover from loss.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Pain is getting worse? No bleeding. Am I miscarrying or not?

Pain is getting worse? No bleeding. Am I miscarrying or not?

Need evaluation: Pain and bleeding are 2 signs of a miscarriage and can also occur in a viable pregnancy.These can also be signs of a tubal pregnancy. You need to have an ultrasound done to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus. This may also document that this is a viable pregnancy. Serial bloodwork (hcg and progesterone) aid in finding the answer if the us is inconclusive. ...Read more

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I have bleeding after miscarriage issues, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding after miscarriage issues, should I be concerned?

It depends: Light bleeding after miscarriage is normal. If you had a spontaneous miscarriage without surgical treatment and you are still bleeding very heavy after 3 days, you may have retained products of conception or you may just need medication to help your uterus contract and bleeding stop. You should see an ob/gyn physician for evaluation, for possible retained products, or possible medication or d;c. ...Read more

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After bleeding after a miscarriage when do you ovulate

After bleeding after a miscarriage when do you ovulate

Re-regulation: Similar to a pregnancy and delivery, the body needs to re-regulate itself and as hormones go back to normal, the ovaries will release an egg and "ovulation" will start once again. It is usually withing 1-3 months after. ...Read more

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Can u have a miscarriage without spotting Or bleeding?

Missed abortion: This is called a missed abortion. This is very common. It is usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Treatment is with medication or with surgery (D and C) ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am not bleeding after a miscarriage?

Is there a reason why I am not bleeding after a miscarriage?

Depends: If you had a d & c, there is sometimes very little or no bleeding. It is important to follow up with your md who will recommend an other ultrasound if necessary to sort things out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if methergin stops bleeding after miscarriage?

Can you tell me if methergin stops bleeding after miscarriage?

Some times: Methergine (methylergonovine) is most effective after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It will work sometimes even after miscarriage. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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How soon after bleeding stops from miscarriage will I ovulate?

How soon after bleeding stops from miscarriage will I ovulate?

Unpredictable: You will likely ovulate 2-6 weeks after the miscarriage, though in some women it can take longer. Even though you may be more fertile just after a loss, the risk of miscarriage is higher if you do not wait a couple of months, so most docs advise their patients to wait 2 months. ...Read more

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Does your lining thin out after miscarriage bleeding at 4 weeks?

Does your lining thin out after miscarriage bleeding at 4 weeks?

More Info: After any bleeding, your lining in the uterus will thin out. This is what you shed in your period or miscarriage. In your miscarriage, you will also have fetal tissue. So, your bleeding is heavier with clots and more cramping. ...Read more

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If you're having an early miscarriage, how long does the bleeding last?

Varies: The bleeding may last a few hours to a few days. Very heavy bleeding may require surgical treatment (a d;c). ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage at the start of march now after sex I'm bleeding is this normal?

Your period: If you had a miscarriage in early march and now you are bleeding in early april then this is most likely your menstrual cyce. ...Read more

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I am having a miscarriage, bleeding has slowed up but the loss is disgusting, smells so bad! . ..?

I am having a miscarriage, bleeding has slowed up but the loss is disgusting, smells so bad! . ..?

Call your OB: The odor is quite concerning. This might be a septic abortion (miscarriage) and you most likely need antibiotics. ...Read more

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A year back I had a miscarriage since then I am bleeding clots every time I mensurate is this normal?

A year back I had a miscarriage since then I am bleeding clots every time I mensurate is this normal?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Could I be having a miscarriage haven't felt the baby move for over a week and started bleeding. 24 weeks.

Miscarriage: Yes this is a possibility. You should report this to your doctor immediately and be seen for a check. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a miscarriage mid September. I am still bleeding as of today. It never stopped... should I be worried?

Hi, I had a miscarriage mid September. I am still bleeding as of today. It never stopped... should I be worried?

Miscarriage bleeding: 27 F: Hi, I had a miscarriage mid September. I am still bleeding as of today. It never stopped... should I be worried? ANS: Yes you should be worried. I would see your Dr. Tomorrow. ...Read more

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I miscarried sat doc induce the miscarry bleeding stopped tuesday now I'm in pain and bleeding is really heavy is it normal?

I miscarried sat doc induce the miscarry bleeding stopped tuesday now I'm in pain and bleeding is really heavy is it normal?

First menses: It is difficult to know when the first menstrual period will happen after a miscarriage, and sometimes that first menses can be heavy and painful. Increasing pain not relieved by pain medications, and increasing bleeding -- particularly if there is lightheadedness or dizziness -- should be evaluated by the doctor following a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Miscarried 9 days ago. Had sticky stringy discharge with light pink brownish bleeding -spotting like. Is that norm or ovulation?

Miscarried 9 days ago. Had sticky stringy discharge with light pink brownish bleeding -spotting like. Is that norm or ovulation?

Neither: The bloody discharge is certainly not normal unless it is "debris" being shed still from the miscarriage. I hope you have returned to your GYN MD post miscarriage for a checkup, and if not make an appointment. ...Read more

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Been bleeding since 26, clot n heavy n painful before started bleeding. Pain off n on now. Think I may have had a miscarriage? Help

Been bleeding since 26, clot n heavy n painful before started bleeding. Pain off n on now. Think I may have had a miscarriage? Help

Missed cycle? /bleed: ER now if bleeding is severe or profuse. Did you miss a cycle or taking new BC? Unprotected sexual intercourse. You will need a pelvic exam and evaluation for pregnancy.
I would advise immediate ER evaluation and if not pregnant or aborting, medicine to control the bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm having a miscarriage. Bleeding for a week and four days today there is not much blood I haven't passed any tissue is this normal?

I'm having a miscarriage. Bleeding for a week and four days today there is not much blood I haven't passed any tissue is this normal?

So sorry: I am so sorry to hear about the miscarriage. During a miscarriage you will have bleeding. Since it has been over a week though it it time to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to be examined and to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I had a normal miscarriage no d&c a week ago I'm still bleeding with really big clots. Is this normal? And how long normally it's stay?

I would be concerned: I would be concerned that you have retained "products of conception." you should get checked out by a obgyn. ...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