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Recovering After Miscarriage
Don't rush it: Recovery after a miscarriage is not just physical; there is an emotional loss also. The woman needs care and time to grieve. In general she needs a healthy diet, with proteins, veggies, and fruits -- and lots of love and support. Depending on her state, professional counseling may be needed also. By the way -- heavy smoking or exposure to 2nd hand smoke is not healthy for either of you. Be well. ...Read more
Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?
See below: Headaches are not normal. The cause is not easy to determine without additional history and physical examination. These may be due to tension and one way of getting around tension is by exercise. You may wish to start exercising, first thing in the morning. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Just had a miscarriage how long should i let my body recover before we try again for another baby?
1-2 cycles: No definite science to base the recommendation on, unless there are correctable factors involved ...Read more
I feel empty, like a lost soul after having a miscarriage. What life steps can help me recover emotionally and physically?
Grief: I am sorry for your loss.If you are stuck- than working through your grief can be important. Consider working with a grief counselor, your pastor or with people who are close and caring. This loss has impacted you physically, emotionally and spiritually. So healing needs to address all three areas. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How quick can you pregnant again after your miscarriage that has been two weeks ago and still waiting for your period to recover from the m/c?
It all depends: There is no one size answer for all women to this important question. I think given that your miscarriage was some time back and you now have a positive pregnancy test after a negative test it is likely you are pregnant. But, remember tests can be mistakes. I would test again or go see the OB to have a blood test to put all doubt to rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tb recovered 10yrs ago.Last year miscarriage at 13th wk. Need treatment for qtf-gold positive now? Relationships between them? Safe to pregnant again?
TB: Not sure if last year's miscarriage related to TB or not, but most likely not since TB is not a common cause of miscarriage, anyway. If you have positive quantiferon test, you may need treatment, but i would avoid pregnancy at all costs during the treatment, because the drugs are quite toxic. ...Read more
10 yrs ago recover from lung tb. Miscarriage at 13th weeks last year. Qtf-gold positive last week. Need treatment for TB again? Safe to pregnant again?
Treatment: Positive quantiferon test indicates you have either active or latent infection. You will most likely need treatment. The choice of drugs and length of therapy depends on chest x-ray and sputum (if you have any) test findings. It also depends on if you have any symptoms. You need to see either a pulmonologist or an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more
I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages . Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently ? Pls suges
High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more
Bleeding gone: Typically when your bleeding has turned dark brown and the cramping has subsided you are done. Can take 3 or 7 days , every woman is different. If you're concerned you can always get a vaginal ultrasound from a doctor to make sure the uterus is empty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several issues: Was she truly pregnant? Did she have then an unusual or heavy period or pass some tissue. More cramping with the passage. Is she for sure not pregnant now? Clarity would come from OB exam and perhaps ultrasound. Miscarriage is not uncommon and can be variable by timing and symptoms. ...Read more
About 15%: The miscarriage rate is roughly 15 to 20% regardless of what part of the world you live in. ...Read more
If someone is having repeated miscarriages what could the dr need to look for as the possible problem?
Varies: Most women who have repeated miscarriages do not have any obvious problems. However, some will have a structural uterine anomaly (seen on ultrasound), some will have medical problems (like lupus), some will have genetic anomalies (seen on karyotyping). See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities : There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more
Unlikely: The human reproductive system is quite effective at getting a fetus the nutrients it needs to develop. Women conceive, even in times of shortage and famine. Obviously there can be problems for baby if, say, Folic Acid is insufficient, namely, neural tube defects. Having said that, nutrition isn't a major cause for miscarriage. ...Read more
There may be a tests: That can help you understand why these tragedies have happened. Who can help? First, your primary care provider should be your main ally. An obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, called a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist, might be a good addition to your team. You may have already had some tests, e.g., clotting factors, but i would add chromosome testing, also. ...Read more
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