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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. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more