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still losing hair, putting on weight 3 mos after miscarriage

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I am 33 years of age and came of birth control in November 2011 as my husband and I wanted to start a family. I started putting on weight, losing my hair and got acne. I then got pregnant 5 months later but lost the baby at 8 weeks. During the pregnancy the acne got worse and since the miscarriage is still bad, and I am still losing hair and putting on weight 3 months after the miscarriage. I know that this is probably all hormone related but is it normal that it takes this long for the hormones to regulate - the acne, weight gain etc is really getting me down


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replied October 6th, 2012
Womens Conditions Answer A39312
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms of acne, hairloss, weight gain could suggest underlying PCOS problem (which could also be cause for your inability to conceive). Causes like secondary amenorrhea due to obesity, increased body fat percentage, brain or pituitary tumors, PCOS, premature ovarian failure, thyroid dysfunction, use of certain medications, changes in stress levels or lifestyle, etc should also be ruled out. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation (physical examination, blood and hormonal work-up, ultrasound scan) to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you get your periods and regulate them.
If after treatment and regularization of periods, you are not successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months, 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 issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression (due to contraceptive use), 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 and you still are not successful in pregnancy plan). Treatment as indicated (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If required, of if conventional treatments fail, 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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