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I had a miscarriage in early August, at approximately nine

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I had a miscarriage in early August, at approximately nine weeks. The bleeding went on for over a week (not always heavy). I then got what I believe was a regular period a couple of weeks ago. I am now having, just today, a bit of pale brownish spotting. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Owen :

Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.

Dr. Owen :

No, this is fairly normal as your body is still getting use to having a regular cycle.

Dr. Owen :

But I'm not sure if you had your miscarriage totally completed - so hopefully you know you did have a negative pregnancy test soon after the miscarriage.

Customer:

I didn't have a negative pregnancy test, but I did have a transvaginal u/s that confirmed so.

Dr. Owen :

The pale brownish fluid is more than likely just hormones trying to get your body to normalize again.

Dr. Owen :

okay - GOOD then about the ultrasound

Customer:

So this is normal?

Customer:

I don't have any pain, cramping, etc.

Dr. Owen :

so yes this sounds normal

Dr. Owen :

Are you trying to pregnant?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Owen :

okay

Dr. Owen :

Well since you are trying to get pregnant - I would suggest a few tests.

Dr. Owen :

I would check a thyroid TSH blood test, plus also I would also start on a prenatal vitamins too

Customer:

I've been taking the prenatals all along.

Dr. Owen :

And, to check for any possible ovarian cysts - I would check an ultrasound too

Dr. Owen :

GOOD about the vitamins

Dr. Owen :

More than likely all is normal - but always a good thing to check

Customer:

you don't think they would have shown up on the transvaginal ultrasound that was done a month ago?

Dr. Owen :

oh - didn't realize the ultrasound was a month ago - if that was normal - you do NOT need to repeat it

Customer:

yes. and I had another one about two or three weeks prior to that.

Dr. Owen :

okay - perfect

Dr. Owen :

I would just check your thyroid - as this is common problem among women and can cause miscarriages too and the irregular bleeding - so always a good thing to check and if you have a problem - EASY to treat

Customer:

I had a full panel of bloodwork done back in early July (when I first found out I was pregnant), and thyroid was one of them. It was normal.

Dr. Owen :

okay - that is perfect then - you do not need to repeat it then.

Dr. Owen :

So , now all you have to do is try to get pregnant again.

Customer:

I really want to, but am also so scared of a miscarriage happening again.

Dr. Owen :

Well unlikely it will happen again -

Dr. Owen :

YOu just have to try - that is what life is all about - trying.

Dr. Owen :

I wish you well

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Customer:

thank you!

Dr. Owen :

you are very welcome

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