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02 Aug 2007

URGENT ADVICE PLEASE!!
Hi Doc,

I was on the pill (Diane 35) for ten years. I have been off it now for 3 years and am now 27 years old. I fell pregnant last year in December and had a miscarriage at 6 weeks in January. My gynea put me on Femoston 1/10 as he said the endometrial lining was not mature and thick enough to sustain any pregnancy, that was after numerous tests. I drank the pills for three months, but is is now 7 months since the miscarriage and still no luck in falling pregnant. Could there be something else wrong or should I just be more patient? And the fact that I fell pregnant in the first place, does that mean it could happen again and this time carry the baby to term?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Karen P

I suggest you stop all forms of supplementary treatment at this stage and concentrate on trying to conceive. My recommendation is to use ovulation monitoring urine lh-testing kits to determine the time of ovulation and the ideal time for coitus. As soon as a pregnancy has established itself i would suggest supplementing with progesterone at that time.
Should you experience recurrent miscarriages then it would be important to conduct detailed invetsigations to the causes. If you want to prevent or pre-ampt any such situation then it may be indicated to start blood investigations even at this point. These tests would include thyroid, antiphospholipid screen, auto immune screen and routine hormone profile.
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