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Registered: 09-08-2010
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 4:21pm

Hello



I am 29 and my husband is 30, we have been TTC since November of 2008.

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Registered: 05-11-2010
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 5:42pm

Hi Mary - Welcome to the board, and sorry to hear of your losses.

I've experienced the same thing with AF since my D&E/D&C in May and I recently had a sonohysterogram/saline sonogram done to check for Ashmerman's Syndrome since AF had become so short & scant for me compared to my norm of 4-5 day moderate-heavy bleeding with lots of clots. I'll tell you what my obgyn said to me after the saline sonogram: she said that she suspected that I had an undiagnosed uterine polyp that was removed at the time of the D&C, and that's most likely why AF has changed so much for me, and why my pre-pregnancy periods were so heavy. I had bloodwork done to check on my hormones, too, and everything there looked okay. (My uterine lining also looked fine.)

Hope that helps somewhat.





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Registered: 10-05-2006
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:32pm

I am sorry for your losses. I just wanted to say welcome to the boards. I didn't have a D&C so I am not sure of the answer. I think others will though.

Take care

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 7:29pm

Hi Mary -

I am so sorry for your losses but welcome - we are glad to meet you even under these dire circumstances. I have a similar story - realized I was m/c at 12 weeks but the baby had died around 9 so I had a D&C. I know for me - my body was so out of whack after the m/c, AF was all over the place - I had a short LP, horrible mood swings and cramps that I never had before I got pg. I'm finally having "normal" AF's again but it took me around 4 - 5 months - please keep in mind, I'm a lot older and every woman's body will react differently. Hormones reek havoc on your body so I would associate what you are experiencing to that.

I just hope your stay here is brief and that you and DH get your BFP soon!

Hugs ~
Ann

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 6:09pm

Im sorry for your losses.

As far as your question, my experience post D&C was the first AF was heavier than I normally have. The subsequent AFs have been really light. The last one being maybe 2 days & only needing a tampon 1 day.
I will tell you I was totally freaked out & still sorta wonder, but I did just have an u/s on CD7 & my RE said my lining was 7mm which is good so who knows...

I do agree that your hormones take awhile to get back to normal.










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*mindy*
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Registered: 09-08-2010
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 6:38pm
Thank you but it has been 4 months since my D&C in April.
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Registered: 02-19-2007
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 7:35pm

I think hormones fluctuate all the the time.
Usually post m/c certain hormones are still higher, eg. FSH.

I guess Im saying I have had every test possible for hormones & blood disorders & all of mine came back fine. Not to say thats the case for everyone but its also common for AF to change on a monthly basis. All of my OBGYNs & my RE all said a light period is nothing to worry about. I dont always trust it but if they all say it it must be true to some extent.










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*mindy*
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 8:02pm

Mary, welcome here to TTCAM. Im so sorry for your losses. Being TTC for almost 2 years is not fun, I know, I've been there too :(

After a pregnancy loss your body goes through a lot of different changes, including hormonal ones. Some of them are temporary, but some of them can turn out to be permanent. Having longer, shorter, heavier or lighter cycles than you did before is not uncommon, and by itself this does not necessarily indicate a problem. I dont know if you've had any testing done, for vitamin deficiencies or hormone levels, but that would be a good place to start, to begin to figure out why this is happening and what's going on with your body.

If you have any other questions, please just ask!
Looking forward to learning more about you.



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Registered: 06-17-2010
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 12:52pm

Hi Mary,

After my second m/c (natural) my periods have ranged from 4 hours (yes!) to 3 days. That has not stopped me from concieving again. According to the three REs I have consulted, this is fine. I have had more bloodwork done to check everything and there are no issues. I consulted with a midwife friend and she suggested I increase my liquid consumption and that I need to be more hydrated. This is hard for me, but it has been making a difference. I also take an Omega-3 fish oil capsule (trader joe's) on her advice. Really, you listen to your own body and find what works best for you.

Best of luck and know that everyone here has been there and is wishing you the best.
Angela