how long did it take post MC?

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    how long did it take post MC?

    all - i hope this isn't a painful or insensitive topic for those who have had MCs, but i was wondering how long it took for AF to come?  i know it's likely to be different for everyone, but i'm curious nonetheless.  and once AF came back did you resume your "regular" cycles?
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    Mine was so early that my m/c mimiced AF itself, just a few days later than usual (although, technically it wasn't AF at all because to be AF it has to be precipitated by hormonal events that do not happen if conception has occurred).  I never had any cycle differences after that...and never got pregnant again.

    But, this is one of those things that there is an average (because one can calculate an average of any set of numbers), but it's meaningless to anyone one person because the standard deviation is so wide.  In other words, no one else's experiences either singularly or collectively will help you predict what will happen for you.

    Best wishes!
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    Sorry to hear about your m/c Stefani - Hope that you are hanging in there.

    When I had m/c it took about 4/5 weeks for AF to come back, from there the next cycle was normal (within 4ish weeks).  I have heard for some people it can take longer though.  I think if it goes over 6/7 weeks I would probably give the Dr a call just to be sure that its "normal"...unless that is how your cycles typically are.

     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    It might depend on how far along you were when you miscarried, but my doc said that AF should return anytime between 4-8 weeks post MC, and to call if it hadn't returned after 8 weeks. Mine came back 4-5 weeks later, and stayed with its usual cycle.
     
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    I'm one of those stories of the people who get pregnant while waiting for AF to come, so I never had a normal cycle after my miscarriage.  I have two close friends who had m/c...one got her AF 7 weeks after, the other about 5.  Interestingly, the one who had the longer wait was the one who usually had a shorter cycle than the one who got it sooner...
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    My m/c happened really early and AF returned about a month after the first day of bleeding. It was a natural m/c and not a D&C - I don't know if it would be different following that. I was temping and clearly documented ovulation about two weeks in, so it definitely could've been possible to never have AF before getting pregnant again. If you are not sure, it couldn't hurt to test.
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    cici makes a great point - you only get your period after you go through the hormonal dominos that precipitate ovulation.  If you get pregnant when that happens the first time after a m/c, you'll never see AF.

     
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    My doc put me on birth control to get my cycles regular again.  He wanted me to have 2 regular cycles, so I was on the pill for 2 months, then went off, had 1 regular period and got pregnant...
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    Stefani, I m/c at 10 weeks. I did not need a D&C.  The next cycle came at 4/5 weeks. The one after that was the typical 28/30 days later.  However, both were extremely heavy w/ severe cramping, which I had never had before. I had a few more months of that [fun!] until I got put on BC for a few months to regulate my cycles again. 
     
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    Re: how long did it take post MC?

    wow alf, i had forgotten you MC'd at 10 weeks.  ugh.  seems like one should be in the clear by then!  :( 

    anyway - thanks all for your feedback.  the planner in me is just trying to map out the next stage of my TTC journey... :)
     

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