HelloI have a question that I'm hoping someone will help me with.I am turning 40 in September. I have two daughters turning 2 and 4 in August. Prior to conceiving my first daughter, I had a miscarriage at 5w3d, and went on to have a D&C due to bleeding that would not stop. This was the first time that I had tried or become pregnant. I believe that I had two early miscarriages towards the end of last year 4w3d and 4w. After this time, my menstration has become heavier. It is not so much that I do not leave the house, however, it is noticeably heavier than before. Since the beginning of this year, I have started to 'spot' at approximately 6 days after ovulation. I spot for approximately 7 days (roughly the same amount - a third of a liner pad) and then my period begins as normal and lasts for about 6 days. Until now I had generally had a 28 day cycle with ovulation at 14 days and this seems still to be the case.I would like to try to conceive, however I suspect that I have a problem, but am not sure what it is. Thank you for your time.
Nothing, I haven't mentioned to my normal GP as I haven't been and was waiting for a pattern to develop.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.Please clarify - were these miscarriages After or Before you had your daughters?
Hi, thank you for your response.
The first miscarriage was 3 months prior to conceiving my first daughter.
The second two early miscarriages (I believe - never confirmed) happened when my second daughter was 1 year 2months old.
Since you have had 2 miscarriages (count the other as a miscarriage) - This could be just a genetic mismatch and this is fairly common and the most common reason for your body to miscarry - which is a good thing since the fetus really is not with a viable DNA makeup.But, OTHER reasons include possible PCOS - Polycystic ovarian syndrome, A thyroid conditionOr thrombophilias (blood clotting disorders - which MOST people are not aware of because they generally do not have any problems).So, I would recommend that you get these evaluated by your doctor.I Hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT and I can tell you exactly what you need to get done if you wish to pursue this.Thank you
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I was expecting you to say a fibroid, I will ask my GP about your suggestions.
Well it could be a fibroid - however, fibroids usually do NOT affect early pregnancies - usually more so in the second trimester.Usually a GP is NOT familiar with what I suggested, so a referral to an ob/gyn.But your GP can order a pelvic ultrasound and these blood tests:TSH, FSH, Estradiol, Testosterone, DHEA-S, Insulin, PT, PTT, CBC, Homocysteine, Factor V Leiden, Dilute Russel Viper Venom level (to check APA - Antiphospholipid Antibody syndrome).Thank you for your questions.
I believe that I asked only one question and that it has been paid for already. Please let me know if this is not the case.
Yes, you did, thank you