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I've started bleeding again and it's heavy.

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Hi, I'm 31 years old, my periods have been very hit and miss for years, then I had my son who is now 3 and it helped me to sort out my periods, up until now. I started my period 26 Feb for a week,so I finished my period 10 days ago, I was heavy for 5 days then the last couple it slowed right down. Now I've started bleeding again and I'm heavy. My husband and I are trying for our second baby and not having much luck we have been trying for a just over a year. Is there some thing wrong with me?


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replied March 15th, 2013
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
For pregnancy to result, it is important that you have regular periods (indicative of regular and periodic ovulation). If you have been trying for pregnancy for more than a year and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If required, or if 3-5 cycles of conservative treatment fails, option of IVF or ICSI should be considered to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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