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Menstrual Cycle After Miscarriage
My wife started her first menstrual cycle after a miscarriage 4 weeks ago. She is having excessive bleeding the first day unlike any other day.Normal?
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
Not unusual: This would not be unusual. Is there something more specific you'd like to ask? ...Read more
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
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
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
Its been 1month and 3days since my 5wk 3day miscarriage and still have not started a menstrual cycle. Is this normal? My husband and i want to ttc
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
Unknown: Infertility is defined as one year of an inability to conceive in a women with regular menstrual cycles. Miscarriages at this age are due to a chromosomally abnormality of the embryo in greater than 2/3 of cases and is a random event. If you can still not conceive six months after a miscarriage with regular menses then see your ob/gyn. ...Read more
My menstrual cycle started. On the third day i notice a reddish, blue blood clot the size of a penny. Is this an early miscarriage or regular cycle?
3 miscarriage (no living). Menstrual cycle 30-42days. DHEA-S 11.5umol/L (<9.8 normal). All other hormones normal. No male traits. No PCOS. U/S clear.
Added details: B"sd appending to my previous response - would suggest you proceed with appropriate studies to asses for congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal-pituitary-hypothalamic abnormalties. Since other baseline hormones "normal" this would mean suppression/stimulation testing. How much to pursue depends on your fertility goals. ...Read more
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
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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