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After having a miscarriage in Jan and haven't had regular bleeding since Nov. is it a good idea to take vitex?

After having a miscarriage in Jan and haven't had regular bleeding since Nov.  is it a good idea to take vitex?

See a Doctor: If you have not had a regular period more than 2 months after a miscarriage, you must see a doctor. You may need some blood tests to check your hormones and you may need an ultrasound. Good Luck! ...Read more

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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Lack of Progesterone caused 2 miscarriages. Allergic to BC pill. Face swelled taking Vitex. Related? Suppliments that help? Taking progest When Ovulat

Lack of Progesterone caused 2 miscarriages. Allergic to BC pill. Face swelled taking Vitex. Related? Suppliments that help? Taking progest When Ovulat

Talk to your Ob/Gyn: who would refer you to an allergist, as if the problem is allergy to hormones, they would work together to desensitize you and that would help your pregnancy, goodluck ...Read more

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Has 2 miscarriages in 1 yr,at10th wk & 4th wk.Hv mild hypothyroidism n on synthroid (thyroxine).May hv low progesterone as blood test revealed.Can I take Vitex?

Has 2 miscarriages in 1 yr,at10th wk & 4th wk.Hv mild hypothyroidism n on synthroid (thyroxine).May hv low progesterone as blood test revealed.Can I take Vitex?

No enough Info.: According to company who makes Vitex, it is a herbal medicine that might act on the Pituitary gland. Even we consider their claim is true, the mechanism of the abortions in the first trimester is not that much related to LH and FSH. So I do not think using Vitex has that much impact on that. Mehdy Zarandy,MD ...Read more

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I am ttc & takin vitex wen shud i take it, i read u shud only take upto ovulation as it can cause miscarrage? How long will it take to work this way?

I am ttc & takin vitex wen shud i take it, i read u shud only take upto ovulation as it can cause miscarrage? How long will it take to work this way?

Don't take vitex: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women who are trying to conceive. We don't know if it is safe to take vitex when you're pregnant either. So you shouldn't take it when ttc, but if you are already taking it and conceive stop it with a positive pregnancy test. ...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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Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Extreme anxiety and panics after miscarriage that occurred almost two years ago. Now I'm scared of everything that can potentially cause death --i.e. EVERYTHING. I'm obsessed with Google and I'm convinced I have every illness I read about. I have the same

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

How do I knoe when im done miscarrying ?

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 more

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How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

How do you know if your wife has miscarried?

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

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Looking for answer to how do I know i miscarried?

Looking for answer to how do I know i miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

Can you tell me how would you know if you miscarried?

See below: There would be cramping and the passage of the products of conception. The presentation is variable, however. See your doctor. He/she will do an ultrasound and/or a series of blood tests to determine the viability of the pregnancy. ...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