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Hi I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks a week before christmas 2013,

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Hi I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks a week before christmas 2013, I then got a period on 24 th january 2014 that lasted for 4 days with normal bleeding since the I have not had one at all yesterday I had a small amount of spotting in my underwear nothing else, but all pregnancy tests are saying negative. Can you help me understand what is going on with my body?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi there

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I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer: Tamie
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Tamie

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Nice to meet you

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I'm very sorry for the loss of the pregnancy

Customer: You too, thanks
Dr. Phil, MD :

There are a few possibilities here

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1)you are pregnant and the tests just aren't positive yet

Dr. Phil, MD :

this is especially possible if you have been sexually active since Jan

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2)your body has not recovered yet from the miscarriage

Dr. Phil, MD :

it can take some time for hormones to balance out

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3)something else is off like thyroid. this can cause abnormal periods

Customer: Do you suggest I get some bloods taken
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes absolutely

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include a blood test for pregnancy and thyroid

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also CBC to check for anemia

Dr. Phil, MD :

is this helpful Tamie?

Customer: Yes thanks I will book in for next week.
Dr. Phil, MD :

alright Tamie :)

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Any more questions for me?

Customer: beofre I I conceived the first time I had been trying for over 14 months as I had come off depo provera and it took along time for my periods to return to normal, would this have had anything to do with the mc
Dr. Phil, MD :

No probably not

Dr. Phil, MD :

MC are common early on

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however it could contribute to your periods getting back to normal now

Customer: My last period went for 18 days lightly before I conceived and my doctor said this was probably the depo getting out of my system and then I comcieved straight after that.
Dr. Phil, MD :

well in that case, yes!

Dr. Phil, MD :

it could be related for sure

Dr. Phil, MD :

I didn't realize it was that abnormal right before conceiving

Dr. Phil, MD :

so yes, it could be related to the MC and it could be related to taking a while to get back to normal now.

Customer: Ok so is there anything you would suggest I do to get them back to normal
Dr. Phil, MD :

Just time

Dr. Phil, MD :

eat healthy, drink water, and exercise

Dr. Phil, MD :

A healthy lifestyle will promote it

Dr. Phil, MD :

and time of course

Customer: Thanks very much...
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you today Tamie?

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