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periods after miscarriage

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greenclip Wed 13-Apr-16 19:30:47

Apologies if this isn't the right place, I posted in conception but got no traction.

I had a mmc at 12 weeks in July last year and had an erpc. My periods came back within a month, however I don't think they have been the same since - they are now much lighter, and only last for 2 to 3 days. I'm pretty sure that before the mc, they lasted about 6 days and were much heavier. The mmc was my second child, and I conceived my first easily and also my second.

We have been trying for another baby since the mc, (so 9 months) but no success. I'm wondering if there is any relationship. Does anyone have experience of this and whether it had anything to do with their fertility?

KittyandTeal Wed 13-Apr-16 20:49:42

It took my body quite a long time to settle back down into normal cycles after my tfmr.

I am now finding the same after my recent mmc at 14 weeks, I have just had my first period, much heavier and longer than usual which I expected. Finished for 4ish days and now I'm bleeding very lightly again.

I think it takes your body quite a bit of time to work out what's going on tbh.

I'm sorry for your loss

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Thu 14-Apr-16 09:46:56

I don't know but I have been wondering this too.

I had a tfmr at 13 weeks on New Years Eve last year, bled heavily for 6 weeks. My periods have since gone bananas - cycles only 22/23 days, period lasts 9 days and is much heavier than they used to be. On the worst day I went through every washable pad I own, changing every 45-90mins. Hideous. I feel so washed out and exhausted. My hormones have grown legs - pre ovulation is the worst time, I feel ill, achy, crampy and almost suicidal emotionally - last week I was about to book an emergency GP appt for antidepressents, then 2 days later I felt ok and again and the penny dropped. But it feels very real at the time. Just had loads of bloods run yesterday to see what sort of state I am in re deficiencies etc.

I'm concerned as my luteal phase which was only ever about 10 days seems to be about 8 on my last cycle which is probably insufficient to conceive. I've been taking evening primrose oil and starflower oil and magnesium citrate as they are supposed to help balance hormones and menstrual cycle. Also iron, B vits & vit C to help replenish self from all the bleeding.

I think pregnancies can change menstrual cycles, and not always in a good way.

Have you been to your GP to discuss your change in periods & the ttc? If you are over I think 35 or 36 you can get referred for fertility checks after ttc for 6 months, they start with the basic bloods to check your hormones I think and probably a sperm assessment?

You could try charting to help you see if you appear to be ovulating and the shape of your cycle. Fertility Friend is a good aid for this and they do a quick online tutorial to give you the know how.

Good luck & I'm sorry.

KittyandTeal Thu 14-Apr-16 09:51:36

Butterfly I had similar after my tfmr. Luteal phase was almost non existent at 8-9 days but I also had short periods, not heavy but very painful.

Turns out they think I had/have endometriosis. I got pregnant before I had my laposcopy. Not sure if it's coming back now.

greenclip Thu 14-Apr-16 13:16:23

Thanks. I am sorry you are both going through this. Its crap isn't it?

I thought my hormones were all over the place last year, but feel much more stable this year and now looking for other explanations as to why I'm not pregnant. I didn't think the NHS would take me seriously - I'm 34 with one child already in a central London location where the GPs are bursting at the seams - so I'm probably not a priority for them.

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