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    Dec

    DIVA Answers: “My Period Hasn’t Been Stable Since I Had A Miscarriage”

    Hi,

    I had a miscarriage 4 months ago and since then my menstrual period has not been stable.

    In October it came on 13th and stopped on 19th. In November, it came on the 4th and stopped on 11th. Till now I haven’t seen my period. Please could it be that I’m pregnant?

    Though most women do start ovulating again within one to two months after miscarrying, don’t get worried if your periods are still less than predictable. It doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get pregnant again.

    In normal circumstances, the periods should start within 4 to 6 weeks after a first trimester abortion or miscarriage. In case of very early miscarriage, the periods may start even earlier. If a D&C was done after the miscarriage, periods can be expected to start after 4 weeks.

    Being distressed and upset will often delay the return of the monthly menses. However, it is certainly possible that you are pregnant again, particularly if you are not using contraception.

    It would be good to do a pregnancy test.

    Sometimes the breasts are painful as a late period approaches, and many unfortunate women know only too well how tender they are pre-menstrually. So, maybe you’re just about to have a period.

    If you continue to feel symptoms like those of early pregnancy, we advise you to see your Doctor who may need to examine you.

    Good luck!