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Just wanted to see if anyone else had had this experience. After my m/c (at around 20 weeks- blighted ovum) I continued to have a little spotting. Just about every day. 5 weeks after the m/c I had a period. Some very heavy. BUT I've still continued spotting. Anyone else have a similar experience? I'm not concerned about anything retained- it was clear that everything came out (an intact placenta) I'm sure it's just hormones re-regulating, but it's tiresome....<br><br>
Just looking for any been-there, done-that's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
Oh and I had a neg pg. test by the time the period started.<br><br>
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I can't say that I have had that experience, but for sure it's just crazy hormones . . .it really took 2 cycles for me to feel myself again after each m/c. And neither of those first 2 cycles was typical for me at all.<br><br>
Hope things regulate themselves soon.
 

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Thanks. I'm just frustrated because I want to TTC asap and can't very well do that if I'm not ovulating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: '<br><br>
sigh.<br><br>
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Are you charting? It's possible to ovulate during spotting (forgive me, you probably already know that!). It really helped me to chart for a bit, after my first m/c.<br><br>
It's so hard to be patient, isn't it?!!!! Hope things come together soon !
 

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First off, I'm very sorry for your loss.<br><br>
I spotted for 2 weeks after my D&E. However, after giving birth to my full-term babies and my preemie, I did bleed/spot for at least 6 weeks afterwards, if not 8.<br><br>
Have you tried a couple of cups of raspberry leaf tea every day? If that doesn't do the trick, I think a call to your doctor or midwife might be a good idea. I know the idea of going in for a checkup probably sounds awfully unappealing at this point. (((hugs))) and good luck.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you charting? It's possible to ovulate during spotting (forgive me, you probably already know that!). It really helped me to chart for a bit, after my first m/c.<br><br>
It's so hard to be patient, isn't it?!!!! Hope things come together soon !</div>
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I don't chart, I just follow CM and it has always been very reliable for me. Nothing at all like fertile CM so far.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you tried a couple of cups of raspberry leaf tea every day? If that doesn't do the trick, I think a call to your doctor or midwife might be a good idea. I know the idea of going in for a checkup probably sounds awfully unappealing at this point. (((hugs))) and good luck.</div>
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I have no reason or desire to consult with anyone, but thanks.<br><br>
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Any number of things can change after any pregnancy so that previous experience almost no longer applies. Charting could help clarify w/o any other intervention.<br><br>
Off the top of my head, I've heard of problems with the following causing spotting...<br><br>
Thyroid. Charting temps can tell you about thyroid function to some extent.<br><br>
Anemia. Adding blackstrap molasses to your diet wouldn't hurt, and could help.<br><br>
Hormonal issues. RRL & vitex could help. They probably come in capsules if you don't like the tea.<br><br>
I'm sure there are others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Doubt it's thyroid, no other symptoms.<br><br>
Know it's not anemia- been anemic before, know what that feels like.<br><br>
Could be hormonal- might try rrl and vitex if things don't settle down in the next week or so.<br><br>
Interesting to note, after dd with pp bleeding I also spotted for a long time- around 7 or 8 weeks as I recall. So perhaps this is just normal for my body.<br><br>
thanks!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Interesting to note, after dd with pp bleeding I also spotted for a long time- around 7 or 8 weeks as I recall. So perhaps this is just normal for my body.</div>
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The Occam's Razor Detector says, Most likely.
 

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Yeah. It better not take a year to get a cycle back though!<br><br>
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I had a good long 4 or 5 week period after my last miscarriage (~11 weeks). It was so annoying!<br><br>
I'm sorry for your loss, Angela. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Wow- yeah, totally annoying...<br><br>
thanks - I just want to move past this phase, ya know?<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Yup, it felt like the worst indignity, like totally unfair when not only did I have a miscarriage, but then I had to deal with a huge yucky mess for 5 weeks. Blech. Hopefully you'll be done in a day or two. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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My body has always been totally predictable and cooperative- this whole thing is frustrating. Though interesting, I was not upset with it's function at all in the pregnancy (blighted ovum) it just kept chugging along until I really knew otherwise and could let go.<br><br>
This period was not normal for me either- a couple of sessions of REALLY heavy bleeding (not my style at all...) but I was just ready to move on.<br><br>
Hopefully soon...<br><br>
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And DUDE, I've bought more "feminine products" in the last 3 months than in the last 10 years!<br><br>
so. tired. of. bleeding.<br><br>
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Could be hormonal- might try rrl and vitex if things don't settle down in the next week or so.<br><br>
Interesting to note, after dd with pp bleeding I also spotted for a long time- around 7 or 8 weeks as I recall. So perhaps this is just normal for my body.<br><br>
thanks!<br><br>
-Angela[/QUOTE]<br><br><br>
Hmmmm . . .. . I'll bet this is normal for your body. I have heard of evening primrose oil being helpful in regulating the female reproductive hormonal cycle. I was taking "women's essential" supplelment with both this and omega -3's on my midwife's advice. Now I am not taking any supplement - just can't face daily prenatals right now. My body hasn't been kind to me, why should I . . . at least, not right now.<br><br>
I hope this ends soon for you!
 

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Yeah. It better not take a year to get a cycle back though!<br><br>
-Angela</div>
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It took me 6 months to start ovulating after my 1st mc. Amazingly we timed things just right and I got pg when that first egg popped out.
 

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Ugh.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> What a pain. Good job catching the first one though!<br><br>
Hopefully I O' soon...<br><br>
thanks.<br><br>
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I have a midwife friend who I just spoke to today about me not having ovulated yet since my m/c in March...she suggested taking dong quai for a month. I really hope it doesn't take 6 mo to ovulate<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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