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There, i recently had a miscarriage and im worried about

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hi there, i recently had a miscarriage and im worried about the risk of infection. also what is the usual time for bleeding to stop?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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sometimes bleeding after a miscarriage can take 3-6 weeks to slowly improve and resolve.
some patients can bleed even up to 10 weeks after the miscarriage.
signs of infection are fever, worse pain, pus, yellow discharge
chance for uterine infection are low
but you do have some risks for urinary tract infection.
do see your doctor for follow up blood testing to check for low iron
I am so sorry about your miscarriage
let me know if you have other questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i dont have a fever or anything else just still bleeding slighly wirh small clots its been about 4 days since miscarriage. i just feel quite disorientated which is worrying
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
could be dehydration or hormone changes causing disorientation symptoms
if your symptoms get worse, you should see your doctor for more testing.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
do you think it sounds serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
no, it doesn't sound serious
it doesn't sound like you have an infection.
slight bleeding and small clots at 4 days is normal.
let me know if you have other questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what symptoms would i have if serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
do you have excessive anxiety?
if so, you shouldn't be looking for symptoms you don't have which only worsens your symptoms.
why are you looking for more serious symptoms?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i think im so devastated by whats happened. i feel so disorientated i think because i think ive lost baby i feel like something is going to happen to me. im worrying about how weird i feel
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
these are psychological issues you have to see your doctor about
you might benefit from antidepression medications
and seeing a psychotherapist for talk therapy
you have to see your GP doctor about these issues.
or else you will continue to feel disoriented and depressed
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so its not a physical problem? i dont understand that when i feel unwell
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
depression and cause you to feel unwell and can cause you to have pain
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i dont have pain just feel very weird like im not there
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
these are psychiatric symptoms that you have to see your GP doctor about for assessment and treatment.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so do you not think its anything to do with miscarriage?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
no, it is nothing to do with your miscarriage.
but after a miscarriage, you can have a lot of swinging up and downs of your emotions
and it can make you feel very fragile and depressed and anxious and worried
so these hormone changes can be making you feel like you are disoriented and not yourself
you should see your GP doctor and see a counselor or psychotherapist to talk about these symptoms
but nothing dangerous is going on
let me know if you have other questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what are the symptoms for urinary tract infection you mentioned earlier?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
they are burning with urination, urinary frequency, cloudy urine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the bleeding has almost stopped now but feel so weird and ill. just completely spaced out what could this be?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
most likely anxiety and depression causing this after your miscarriage.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
im sorry for keep asking but what are the chances this is something serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
chances are zero this is something serious.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
all my vital signs were fine at hospital a few days ago aswell. would these not be fine if serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you are letting your anxiety get out of control with worry.
you don't have to worry about anything serious.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ive made a doctors appointment but couldnt get one for 3 days. what can i do to stop feeling so ill and spaced out? im scared and worried something is going to happen to me
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you need anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications at this point.
I am proud of you making an appointment to see your doctors in 3 days
you have made it this far
you can make it another 3 days to see your doctor
ask your doctor about anti-anxiety and antidepression medications to help you
and ask to see a psychotherapist as well.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i know i keep asking but are you sure its nothing serious? i really feel like im going to die
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes I am sure
your symptoms are being caused by hormone changes
causing excessive anxiety.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
why do i feel like im dying?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
because your hormones are changing severely and this is worsening your anxiety symptoms.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what is happening to my hormones?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
they are coming down after your miscarriage.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
does that make you feel this ill? its scary. i started feeling like this the day i started bleeding and its just got worse
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, hormone changes after miscarriage can make you feel this ill.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
how long will they take to go back to normal? could this possibly be anything else?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
your anxiety is out of control with worry
you don't need to be worrying about anything else
you need your depression and anxiety symptoms treated first.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i know but what if its not anxiety and there is something wrong? thats what is worrying me
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you are not in a state of mind to be trying to figure this out yourself.
it is your anxiety making you worried that there might be something else
you need to have your doctor assess your state of mind and treat you currently
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so do you think its all in my head and im imagining it
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I didn't say that
severe anxiety and depression can cause very real symptoms.
anxiety and depression is not something you imagine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so it is very real what im feeling. do you promise i wont die?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, it is very real what you are feeling
you haven't died yet
I promise you won't die
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi, what else you want to know? How can i help you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it feels so real that im dying.how can i reassure myself?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i just want to be sure theres nothing seriously wrong
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Please accept the additional services offer, so that we can proceed.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ive accepted offer. can you help please?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi and thanks for reply,
You are suffering from anxiety and depression because of miscarriage and hormonal fluctuations, I would suggest you should see your gynecologist to refer you to psychiatrist for help, a short course of anxiolytic medication and mood elevators can help a lot. It is pretty normal to have such thoughts in this situation, so no need to get worried.
Wish you good health.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i feel so ill though its so scary. i feel so out of it and spaced out. do you think theres any chance its serious?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
There is nothing serious, just visit your doctor and try to overcome these feelings yourself. Engage yourself in healthy activities and relax.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
im seeing doctor in a couple of days. i know you are the doctor and sorry for asking but how do you know for definite its nothing serious?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Because it is very well known entity and the symptoms are of post partum depression.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
could it possibly be anything else? i just find it hard to believe
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Do you have anyother symptom?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
just feeling really spaced out and out of it and not myself at all. i feel like im not on the planet. im looking around the room now and everything seems blurry and not right
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
These are typical symptoms of depression.So nothing serious. Just relax.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
really? what can i do? i cant even describe how ill i feel
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Exercise, eat healthy, take lots of fluid and discuss with your partner about your feelings.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
could it be brain disease or cancer or anything like that?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
No. Try to understand this is depression,.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
why does it make you feel so ill?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
because it affects your mind. These are symptoms of depression. We are discussing same things again and again. keep yourself busy in some activity.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i know im sorry im just scared. do you not think im going to die?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
I dont think so.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
would i have other symptoms if i was dying?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Rest assured, you are not dying. Your anxiety and depression are playing a role here. Please get in touch with your Ob/Gyn and ask for a referral to the psychiatrist.
Best.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ive got an appointment on friday. what can i do till then to feel better? im so frightened i have an 8 month old to look after and my partner is going away for a week tomorrow
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
You need to invest time in more useful activities and keep yourself distracted. Try to take care of your little one and I would advise that you have help available while your partner is away.
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Best.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
im struggling to go to sleep because i dont think im going to wake up. what can i do about this?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i couldnt see your last response sorry
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloThis is a different expert.Go straight to the emergency room if you can not get to your doctor.There are medications for these symptoms and then you will not be in a panic state. OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.