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Menstruation (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 douched last night and woke up this morning bleeding. Can this be a miscarriage. It doesn't look like menstruation?

I douched last night and woke up this morning bleeding. Can this be a miscarriage. It doesn't look like menstruation?

Dont douche: douching isnt considered good practice for pelvic hygiene. Unless you had a positive pregnancy test or history of unprotected sex that would make you concerned for pregnancy, i wouldnt consider it a miscarriage Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Does delayed menstruation means that i had a miscarriage and I am not aware of it, as I am having fluctuations in the cycle since past one year.

Does delayed menstruation means that i had a miscarriage and I am not aware of it, as I am having fluctuations in the cycle since past one year.

Not necessarily: Delayed menstruation may occur with an early miscarriage where pregnancy has not been diagnosed. The menstrual period may be heavier and more uncomfortable if this is the case. This probably happens more often than we realize since human pregnancy overall carries approximately 50% miscarriage rate. Once clinically evident, that rate drops to 15-20%. ...Read more

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I'm menstruating and have burning in vaginal region. I've been spotting almost all month. period is very heavy and red. Miscarriage?

I'm menstruating and have burning in vaginal region. I've been spotting almost all month. period is very heavy and red. Miscarriage?

Were you pregnant?: There may be some problem causing your burning and unusual bleeding but w/out an exam it's not possible o know what it is. See a doctor. Whatever it is - also ask for good info on how to protect yourself and to understand your reproductive health needs. The more you know, the healthier you can stay! ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage (8+0) and i underwent hysterosuction (06/26/14). Is it dangerous to try to conceive without waiting the first menstruation?

I  had a miscarriage (8+0) and i underwent hysterosuction (06/26/14). Is it dangerous to try to conceive without waiting the first menstruation?

Not dangerous: While we advise to at least wait until the next normal cycle (or up to 3), quite a few people do get pregnant without waiting for the next cycle and most of them do well. ...Read more

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26 jan 2014- menstruation, a single contact on 2 or 3 february, 27 feb: beta hCG 7, 5, menstr started. Few days later beta hCG <2. Was it miscarriage?

Maybe : A bhcg of 7 is unbelievably low. Whether or not it was higher before that one cannot know. There is unlikely to be a way you can figure out with a high degree of certainty whether a miscarriage occurred or not. ...Read more

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I have just miscarried my first pregnancy and have a thickened cervix. Is it due to inconsistent menstruation due to my pill or cancer?

I have just miscarried my first pregnancy and have a thickened cervix. Is it due to inconsistent menstruation due to my pill or cancer?

Neither: It is quite likely that your cervix is normal. Pills do not cause cervical abnormality. If you have any concern about cancer, please see your doctor for a PAP test. You should get a PAP test anyway. ...Read more

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Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Need work up: It is hard to know from your comments what is going on. Normal cycles (without use of bcp) suggests normal pituitary function and normal estrogen. So why osteopenia at age 32? How was the adrenal insufficiency diagnosed? With an acth stimulation test, hopefully. Do you have a GI or nutritional disorder? Present some of these questions to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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