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Dr. Seth Derman
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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


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Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Period question? Hi. I've had my period for 3 weeks and it's still going. I am not miscarrying and I am having headaches. I also did not have my period for a long time before this started, help!

Having : Having a long, heavy period is typical when you haven't had a period for a long time. This happens when a woman doesn't ovulate regularly. This can happen when a person has gained or lost weight, has a hormone imbalance, or is getting close to menopause. Not having regular periods also puts a woman at risk for a uterine pre-cancer or cancer. Consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to protect against a pre-cancer or cancer. ...Read more

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Is it a period if I only bled for 3 days after a miscarriage 6wks ago.Bled for two weeks with medical miscarriage. Had cramp on 2/28 & bleeding 3/5.

Could be: The first period after a miscarriage is often a little off from the usual. Monitor over the next few months and see and obgyn if things are not back to normal. Consider starting birth control if you are not wanting to be pregnant right now. ...Read more

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Had a natural miscarriage in oct and have had a normal cycle six weeks after and now I have on and off periods for five days very heavy came 10 day e?

Cycle after miscarry: After a miscarriage, the usual advice is to wait 3 months of cycling before trying again to make sure your body gets back to normal. This not unusual but I recommend that you review this with your doctor to make sure that all is well. You didn't describe the circumstances of your miscarriage so your dr would be able to make some sense out of this for you. ...Read more

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Got my periods 7 days late could I have miscarried ?

Got my periods 7 days late could I have miscarried ?

Yes, possible: It is possible that in the setting of a late period and then the onset of bleeding, that you could have experienced a miscarriage. You can actually sort this out by checking a pregnancy test. If it is positive, then schedule a visit with your ob/gyn to sort out what happened. ...Read more

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Is a miscarriage like a period?

Is a miscarriage like a period?

Pregnancy Bleeding: So the difference between the two is really the establishment of a pregnancy. If you're pregnant and you pass the pregnancy (embryo/fetus with the uterine lining) then that's a miscarriage. If you're not pregnant and you pass the uterine lining then it's a period. Either way, the passage of a significant amount of blood/tissue means the end of a cycle. If you're pregnant and bleeding, see an md. ...Read more

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Would a miscarriage count as a period?

No: A miss is not a period , u can miss before the time of the missed period called a subclinical miss. ...Read more

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Would a miscarriage count as having a period?

Would a miscarriage count as having a period?

NO: A miscarriage is not a period, some women can have a miscarriage before the time of their next period, that is a very early one of course, sometimes called a sub clinical misc. Because sometimes the person may not have realized she was pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a period and a miscarriage?

What's the difference between a period and a miscarriage?

Pregnancy: A period is the natural menstrual flow that happens after ovulation without a pregnancy. A miscarriage is loss of an early pregnancy. Miscarriage is usually later, around 6-8 weeks after a period is a common time, and flow is often heavier than a period. Seek professional advice if your are pregnant and concerned about miscarriage. ...Read more

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Miscarried at 3 weeks how long till i will get my period?

Miscarried at 3 weeks how long till i will get my period?

About 5-6 weeks: After you miscarry, it takes some time for HCG levels to decrease and stop their inhibitory effect on your cycle. This is why, after a miscarriage, it will take slightly longer than the normal 28 days to get your next period. ...Read more

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Miscarried November 2014, when to expect my period again?

Miscarried November 2014, when to expect my period again?

Falling hormones: Hello Brittany, After a miscarriage, the hormones of pregnancy begin to fall. Depending on how far along the pregnancy was, it may take a little time or a longer time for your hormones to return to a non-pregnant state. Once this happens the body will start to cycle. A normal menstrual period will happen when the hormones of pregnancy return to pre-pregnancy levels. ...Read more

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If there is miscarriage will it immediately lead to periods?

If there is miscarriage will it immediately lead to periods?

1 to 2 months: Following a miscarriage or even a pregnancy and delivery, it may take up to 1 to 2 months before you begin to menstruate normally and have periods. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between a miscarriage and period?

Pregnancy test: Without a positive blood or urine pregnancy test, it is nearly impossible to tell a miscarriage from a period, and most docs would assume it is just a period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cluts on period 3 months after miscarriage?

Yes: Clots in your period solely mean that there is some blood that maybe bled a little excessively, then formed a clot. Rarely, a clot can be a sign of a fibroid or polyp in the uterus causing heavy or abnormal bleeding. Immediately after or during a miscarriage it's normal to pass clots, but 3 months after miscarriage, the clot is unlikely related to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is my very random heavy overdue period or am i having a miscarriage?

Is my very random heavy overdue period or am i having a miscarriage?

Pregnancy test: If you are miscarrying your test will be positive, if a period it is negative. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you don't get a period a month after miscarrying can you be pregnant?

Unlikely: After a miscarriage, it takes a while for your HCG levels to get back to zero and unleash the next cycle. For this reason, i tell women to expect that there first period will be slightly delayed. ...Read more

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Miscarried November 2014. Spotted once. Does it mean my period is coming?

Miscarried November 2014. Spotted once. Does it mean my period is coming?

Menstrual cycle: Best is to follow up with your OB-GYN if your periods have not resumed following a miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more