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I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

Painful periods: There are many options for dealing with painful periods. It is not likely to be directly related to a miscarriage 6 months ago. Your obgyn can do an evaluation and discuss the many options to improve this problem.

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I am 46. Last month my period was only spotting, this month it is 2 weeks late and I have heavy painful period. Is a miscarriage possible?

I am 46. Last month my period was only spotting, this month it is 2 weeks late and I have heavy painful period. Is a miscarriage possible?

Not likely: Although pregnancy is possible, it is not likely. I do tell patients to use contraception until the menopause. Buy a pregnancy test. Your cycles will get more irregular as you get older.

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How would you know if you've had a miscarriage or a very short & painful period?

How would you know if you've had a miscarriage or a very short & painful period?

Pregnancy test: The only way to tell a miscarriage from a period is to check a pregnancy test. It is very unusual to be pregnant (even if it is a miscarriage) with a negative pregnancy test.

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My period is so different after the miscarriage is more strong and painful and is like crazy red is this bad???

My period is so different after the miscarriage is more strong and painful and is like crazy red is this bad???

Not usually.: Not unless you become anemic or febrile from retained products of conception. If it persists, please see your gynecologist. Hopefully, you will not need a dilation and curettage, but perhaps cycling with birth control pills for a few months might be beneficial in alleviating these symptoms.

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How long after a miscarriage the period goes to normal?? I had it already 6 months ago but my period is very painful and a weird red

How long after a miscarriage the period goes to normal?? I had it already 6 months ago but my period is very painful and a weird red

Miscarriage/ periods: Would seek medical attention. There are change after any pregnancy. If you are asymptomatic between periods it is unlikely to be infection or retained products but would consider sonogram to check it out.

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Second period after miscarriage is it normal to have a heavy and painful period?

Second period after miscarriage is it normal to have a heavy and painful period?

Can be: After a miscarraige it takes a couple of rounds for menstrual cycles to return to normal. Be patient.

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Had sex May 29 & June 6. Got period June 15. Worst period ever. Painful. Heavy. Positive pregnancy test July 9. How far along could I actually be? Some suggest I may have had a miscarriage but I have not had a period since.

Had sex May 29 & June 6. Got period June 15. Worst period ever. Painful. Heavy. Positive pregnancy test July 9. How far along could I actually be? Some suggest I may have had a miscarriage but I have not had a period since.

Repeat test: If you have not had sex since your period on July 9, it is unlikely that your are pregnant. You may get a blood test for HCG which is more sensitive and specific than urine test. You may repeat the urine test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx Practice safe sex.

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Irregular period, massive amounts of blood lost, soaking super plus tampons in 10 minutes, painful cramps, feeling dizzy. Miscarriage? Go to er!?!

Yes it can be miscar: It can be miscarriage can also be someimes fiboids or dysfunctional bleeding date of her last period is impotant also history as to past menstrual cycles, pain and blood count is imp also clinical exam and a sonogram would help.

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I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

Watery period: If this is the first time this has happened, it may be. Pregnancy may be hard to prove if you miscarried because PT may be negative by now. Ovarian cysts may be shown on ultrasound, especially if you continue to have pain. Recommend birth control if you are not trying to get pregnant.

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Watery period. First cramp was really painful and last hours. Heavy bleeding. Am I having a miscarriage? Or am I pregnant? Or do I have ovarian cyst?

Gynecological issue: Recommend to see specialist, If is still ongoing go to the emergency room. You need a MRI of the pelvis, good gynecological, examination, Measure hormones in blood.

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Is it ok to take painkiller evrytym for painful periods?

Better choices: Many women with painful periods benefit from using oral contraceptives (the pill). Consult with your ob/gyn for treatment options.

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If I went on the pill would it stop my painful periods?

Possibly: Painful cramps with menses is called dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea can be reduced by as much as 85% with hormonal birth control pills. Other causes of dysmenorrhea such as endometriosis and fibroids need to be ruled out if your pain continues with hormonal birth control.

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Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Not related: The leep procedure is done on the outside of the cervix. This would not impact periods. Discuss treatment options for painful periods with your obgyn. The medical term is dysmenorrhea.

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Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on depo some will have irregular bleeding. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control that can give you better cycle control. If you do not want more children consider essure.

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