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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

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?

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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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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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

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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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