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19 Jan 2006

Help ... please!
Hi Doc

Hope this posting finds you well.

In short, I miscarried last year at end of Sept, conceived naturally, have been to Specialist at Medfem and we'll be looking at IVF at the end of Jan 06 - hubby has low sperm count & morphology.
My question is, myself & hubby had intercourse 3 days prior to ovulation during Dec and after intercourse I noted a bloody discharge - What could the cause be?
My periods also started 3 days earlier than usual, have a 28 day cycle - never been late or early and for the 1st time in 2 years of trying to conceive, my period arrived 3 days early.
I must also mention that I suffered bronchitis during Dec and was on chortozone to clear my chest - could this have affected my cycle?

Many thanks in advance.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear SM

The fact that you conceived naturally brings in the reason of looking at IVF. Notwithstanding the fact that your parner has a low sperm count and morphology, less invasive means of treatment such as IUI may be more cost effective, and if done correctly, in your case, yield the same success.

The discharge noted following intercourse is multifactorial. It could be related to post coital trauma to the cervix which would indicate the need for a relatively urgent pap smear.
It could also originate from the uterus itself in case of a mid cycle intermenstrual bleed. This may be secondary to fluctuations in hormones at or around the time of ovulation.
It may also be related to an infection occuring in the lining of the womb which may result in a breakdown of the endometrium and consequently inappropriate bleeding. T

The fact that your period started three days earlier is more indicative of an imbalance of hormones occuring at or around the time of ovulation and this in turn may be related to the bronchitis and use or cortizone which you needed in December. It would be interesting to see what the next two or three menstraul cycles are like before arriving at any conclusions.
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