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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?

Don't douche: douching isn't 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 wouldn't consider it a miscarriage Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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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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 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?

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 am 33 years old. Miscarried at 10th week. Had D and C surgery. Any risk in conceiving after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 3 cycles? Please help

I am 33 years old. Miscarried at 10th week. Had D and C surgery. Any risk in conceiving after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 3 cycles? Please help

Conception: It's preferable to wait for 3 normal cycles before you try again, during theses 3 months I recommend timing method with condoms. Make sure you continue taking your PNV/DHA daily. Always make your doctor aware. ...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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Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage (d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage (d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

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

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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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Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

All: Thyroid disease in general can affect the menstrual cycle and increase the risk of miscarriage. Hyperthyroidism more commonly does this than hypothyroidism but both can. The easy solution is to get the thyroid problem addressed and treated. ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late. Could I be pregnant or is this my menstrual cycle changing due to a previous miscarriage?

My period is 4 days late. Could I be pregnant or is this my menstrual cycle changing due to a previous miscarriage?

Either: It could be either one. Certainly your cycle can change after a miscarriage. You might want to test for pregnancy using a home pregnancy test kit available at most pharmacies without a prescription. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Confirmed chemical miscarriage 7 weeks ago but have not had a menstrual cycle since, took 1 pregnancy test, negative Could I be pregnant?

Confirmed chemical miscarriage 7 weeks ago but have not had a menstrual cycle since, took 1 pregnancy test, negative Could I be pregnant?

Most likely NO: After a miscarriage, or biochemical pregnancy, it is best to wait a couple of months before trying again. It may be that your hormones are not in balance that is why your period is delayed. This can happen after a miscarriage. Hormones can be out of balance from the stress of having a miscarriage. So, please calm yourself and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had my menstrual cycle 13 days ago? What are the chances to conceive? Trying to get pregnant and had a miscarriage this year with 9 yr tubilagation

I had my menstrual cycle 13 days ago? What are the chances to conceive? Trying to get pregnant and had a miscarriage this year with 9 yr tubilagation

Not naturally: Tubal ligation is permanent sterilization, which means a couple never wants to get pregnant ever again. It is a permanent decision, and they are not supposed to try to get pregnant after that. They can talk with their Ob-Gyn doctor if having any questions. That said, pregnancy may be possible by using in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Possible pregnancy? Ok, here goes. Back in oct of last year I had a positive hpt, but about six weeks later I had a miscarriage, or so I assumed, getting my menstrual cycle. Then I didn't get a cycle again after that for about 2 months. Now it gets st

Possible pregnancy? Ok, here goes. Back in oct of last year I had a positive hpt, but about six weeks later I had a miscarriage, or so I assumed, getting my menstrual cycle. Then I didn't get a cycle again after that for about 2 months. Now it gets st

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. Your last menses was about 10 weeks ago, you note enlargement of abdomen and breast tenderess with four negative home pregnancy tests. You have a back problem which is presumably painful? (since you are taking medication for it and your abdomen is hard. I would recommend having this assessed. Am concerned about why your abdomen would be hard. A serum pregnancy test can be performed when you are evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely Pregnancy: Clots are not an uncommon part of menstrual bleeding. This occurs when tissue of the uterine lining is shed (mistaken for clot) or when blood pools in the uterine cavity and forms clots before cramping expels it. ...Read more

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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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