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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more


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How long after a miscarriage bleeding stop should I test for pregnancy after frequant intercorse unprotected during miscarriage which was 18 days ago?

How long after a miscarriage bleeding stop should I test for pregnancy after frequant intercorse unprotected during miscarriage which was 18 days ago?

Hard to say : At the moment your pregnancy test are going to be unreliable. You will not know if you are detecting hormone left over from the miscarriage or a new pregnancy. It is best to use condoms and schedule a follow up visit with your obgyn. Most recommend 1-2 normal cycles before attempted pregnancy again after miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Iam having fungal infection after miscarriage & now taking antibiotics. Had miscarriage 3 weeks before. Infection will affect next pregnancy?

Dr. Iam having fungal infection after miscarriage & now taking antibiotics. Had miscarriage 3 weeks before. Infection will affect next pregnancy?

Unclear question: Hard to answer without knowing more details of your specific case. In general, a yeast infection should not affect a future pregnancy. But a deep infection, in the abdomen/uterus, certainly could. You should consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How long for u wait after a miscarriage to get pregnant again? What's the chance of getting pregnant again after miscarriage? Miscarried 2day 06/18.

How long for u wait after a miscarriage to get pregnant again? What's the chance of getting pregnant again after miscarriage? Miscarried 2day 06/18.

Wait for next period: Usually it's a good idea to wait until you've had a normal period. Part of the reason is that your next period after a miscarriage is often late, and waiting reduces the frustration of wondering if you're pregnant again. It also gives your body a chance to get completely back to normal before getting pregnant again. ...Read more

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Can you conceive while still having lochia bleeding 5 weeks after birth?

Can you conceive while still having lochia bleeding 5 weeks after birth?

Uncommon: It is not common to conceive this early especially if you are breastfeeding but it is not impossible. ...Read more

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Does NOT waiting months after an, early miscarriage.. Increase my chances of miscarring again?

Does NOT waiting months after an, early miscarriage.. Increase my chances of miscarring again?

It may: You need to give your body time to heal before you try again. It may be a while before you have your first period. I would recommend you have 2 normal periods before you try again. ...Read more

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If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

If you had a threatened miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) how long to wait before having sex again?

Clarification?: Are you still pregnant or have you had a miscarriage? Older recommendations to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before attempting another conception have only been shown to increase infertility risk without preventing any complications. Nowadays, it is recommended that you may resume sexual activity as soon as you feel like it. If you are sill pregnant, ask your obstetrician if sex is safe. ...Read more

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After bleeding after a miscarriage when do you ovulate

After bleeding after a miscarriage when do you ovulate

Re-regulation: Similar to a pregnancy and delivery, the body needs to re-regulate itself and as hormones go back to normal, the ovaries will release an egg and "ovulation" will start once again. It is usually withing 1-3 months after. ...Read more

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Should I continue bedrest after miscarriage but still bleeding?

Should I continue bedrest after miscarriage but still bleeding?

Miscarriage: If you are still bleeding , you should see your doctor for an examination to be sure you are not having a complication. You may be still bleeding because some of the pregnancy has been left behind. Get medical care. ...Read more

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Two, months after miscarriage. Can u get implantation bleeding the day after sex?

Two, months after miscarriage. Can u get implantation bleeding the day after sex?

Maybe: Yes, you can get pregnant 2 months after a miscarriage. You can have implantation bleeding around the time of implantation which may be 5-7 days after fertilization. But you will not have implantation the day after sex if that's when you got pregnant! ...Read more

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Is bleeding after sex after having cryotherapy normal?

Is bleeding after sex after having cryotherapy normal?

Did u call your gyn?: Hopefully you already called your gyn who did the cyro, i assume your gyn told you not to have sex until a couple of days after your discharge is totally gone, you need to see your gyn to make sure the cervix is healing properly and does not have an infection, and no more intercourse until you se your gyn. ...Read more

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Is getting pregnant right after abortion safe?

Is getting pregnant right after abortion safe?

How about giving: Yourself a breather to heal physically & emotionally before attempting to jump into another pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Sorry for your loss: If you are not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want as you can tolerate. If u r still having pain or excessive bleeding, then don't force it. Often, after 1 wk you should feel back to normal. Check with doc if too much pain/bleeding still because of possible infection etc... Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Im 4wks pregnant had miscarriage in july. Is there any precautions i need to do or know about to help prevent this baby to b a miscarriage too?

Im 4wks pregnant  had miscarriage in july. Is there any precautions i need to do or know about to help prevent this baby to b a miscarriage too?

Pregnancy: It's difficult to say - it would depend on the reason for the miscarriage. Many times a miscarriage occurs because of a chromosome issue which does not mean that will happen again. I would just recommend close follow up with your ob/gyn in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant at 40 yrs old. 2 miscarriages before at 10 weeks. What extra precautions should I take or of what problems do I need to be aware?

13 weeks pregnant at 40 yrs old. 2 miscarriages  before at 10 weeks. What extra precautions should I take or of what problems do I need to be aware?

None : If you had ultrasound and saw a heartbeat - risk of loss is less than 2%. Also, you are almost in second trimester. Nothing to do . Some may use baby Aspirin and some may use Progesterone up to 14 weeks. Ask your doctor first before using any of these medications. ...Read more

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My wife had a miscarriage in her 3 mnth and she had to undergo d&c, what precautions should she take & are there any negative effects on next pregnancy?

My wife had a miscarriage in her 3 mnth and she had to undergo d&c, what precautions should she take & are there any negative effects on next pregnancy?

None: There are no precautions or negative effects for next pregnancy, but we usually like for women to have 3 normal cycles until trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage or d&c. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant.had bleeding.found out cos of low lying placenta.can tht cause miscarriage?wht precautions shd I take?thanks

13 wks pregnant.had bleeding.found out cos of low lying placenta.can tht cause miscarriage?wht precautions shd I take?thanks

Do's and Don't's: It depends on how close the placenta really is to your cervical opening and whether you have a high risk pregnancy or not.Your doctor may ask you to refrain from strenuous activities including sexual intimacy and even put you on bed rest. It is important to discuss this with your OB. Call OB immediately for any bleeding or unusual discharge. Wishing you the best ...Read more

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What personal precautions should I take after having 4 miscarriages due to my husband's bipolar and ADHD medicines, while ttc with my husband off meds?

What personal precautions should I take after having 4 miscarriages due to my husband's bipolar and ADHD medicines, while ttc with my husband off meds?

Testing: After a sequence of miscarriages it is important for both husband and wife to consult a fertility expert to determine what factors might be causing the difficulty ...Read more

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Two times miscarriage after 10 week due to diabetes what is the precaution for next time pregnancy?

Two times miscarriage after 10 week due to diabetes what is the precaution for next time pregnancy?

Need more tests: Diabetes, uterine problems, genetics, are only a few things that need followup before you get pregnant again. Certainly if this happens again get a full evaluation by your health care providers. ...Read more

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Had a 6 weeks miscariage on 28may.after dat had one normal menstrual cycle.Is it safe to plan a baby again. what precautions shld b taken dis time?

Had a 6 weeks miscariage on 28may.after dat had one normal menstrual cycle.Is it safe to plan a baby again. what precautions shld b taken dis time?

Varies: It may be ideal to wait 3-6 months after your previous miscarriage to try to get pregnant again. Although, there is controversial information out there. The World Health Organization recently showed a study stating that you can get pregnant right away with possibly less complications. In the end, it's up to you. Consider discussing pros/cons with your doctor. Best wishes. ...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?

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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When do miscarriages occur?

Anytime: Misacrriages can occur from hours after conception until hours before birth. ...Read more

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How can u tell if you miscarried?

How can u tell if you miscarried?

Varies: Sometimes it is obvious, many times it is not. Most women have some amount of bleeding during early pregnancy due to implantation and they may think they have (or are) miscarried. The best way to tell for sure is with an ultrasound and sometimes by following serial HCG levels in the blood. ...Read more

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How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

How do I know if i miscarried or not ?

You may not know: You can know you have miscarried if you pass and can recognize pregnancy tissue, or if you have a positive pregnancy test that becomes negative after heavy bleeding. Simple heavy bleeding does not necessarily mean you have miscarried. Your physician can also sometimes tell by exam or sonogram. ...Read more

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Are miscarriages common after the first?

Are miscarriages common after the first?

Good news: Miscarriage, unfortunately, is very common. The risk of a second miscarriage is no higher than the risk of the first, good luck! ...Read more

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How do I really know if I have miscarried?

Testing: Depending on the situation, we use blood beta-hcg hormone levels and/or ultrasounds to determine if a miscarriage has occurred. ...Read more

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Don?T understand how can I tell if i miscarried?

Don?T understand how can I tell if i miscarried?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will oeder an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible to know if you have miscarried?

How is it possible to know if you have miscarried?

Ultrasound.: Only a targeted ultrasound examination (transabdominal and/or transvaginal) can tell if your pregancy is ongoing or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I miscarried and didn't know it?

Is it possible that I miscarried and didn't know it?

Yes: If a miscarriage occurs very early in pregnancy, it may appear to be a longer, crampier and heavier menstruation than usual, especially if you are a few weeks late. ...Read more

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Instead of miscarrying again, how successful are surrogates?

Successful: Surrogacy is very successful. Its not a perfect solution because it is expensive and comes with the baggage of dealing with another woman who is now the mother of YOUR child. Some outsource surrogacy to places like the Philippines. Infertility specialists in the US can also arrange it. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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