Medical Questions > Womens Health > Menstruation Forum

Menstruation after miscarriage ?

User Profile
I recenlty had a miscarriage. I found out we were 4 weeks pregnant on April 5th and started bleeding April 6th. It ended with a miscarriage. I stopped bleeding/spotting April 17th (on our wedding day actually). We had sex everyday after the bleeding stopped. Doc said since it was such an early natural miscarriage we can start trying again after bleeding stops. I havent gotten my period yet but for the last few days I have been having period symptoms. I took a pregnancy test a few days ago and it was negative. When should I expect my period again?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied May 8th, 2010
Fertility Answer A11827
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

After miscarriage the body takes some time to settle down, however early the miscarriage was. You can wait a week and if you still do not get your periods, then do a repeat pregnancy test. If this too is negative then confirm by a blood pregnancy test as at times ectopic pregnancies (which are common after miscarriage) do not show a positive urine pregnancy test.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Menstruation , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.