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21 Jul 2005

What is going on in my body?
Hi Guys,
Hope you all are well and enjoying your pregnancies. For those ttc -- good luck and my wishes are that this month will be very POSITIVE for you!
I am having difficulty understanding my body and periods (or rather lack thereoff) after my miscarriage. Herewith the rundown...
I miscarried on 24 June and had a D&C, after which I had some bleeding (ranging from quite a bit to just a light pink discharge) for the next week or so. I also started Nordette (previously I was on Triphasil to regulate my periods and on the UID for contraceptive) on the day after the D&C (on advice of my gynae). Although I was bleeding at that point, the chemist explained that I should start the pill in the starting circle (white pills) and work my through and by the time it gets to the red pills my period should start and then my cycle will regulated itself again. However, according to the red line my periods was due on Sunday and did start on Monday evening (slightly). On Tuesday it was heavy and I suffered a lot of cramps, but on Wednesday it was gone again... I now only have a yellow-ish discharge with sharp smell....!!
I am very confused since I have never really had problems with my periods and find it very frustrating. Furthermore, I am paranoid since I only found out about this pregnancy when I was already 10 weeks along (went to the dr due to heavy menstrual bleeding wich was not a normal thing for me) and feel very guilty because I had three parties (with quite a couple of drinks), a lot of antiboitics (flu) and even anestetics in those 10 weeks. I am as sick as a dog at the moment (flu), but don't want to take anything for it because I'm scared I might be pregnant again and taking meds will cause another mc. I did do a hpt which was negative.
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01 Jan 0001

It is not unusual for the first period after a D&C to be different, so what you describe sounds quite normal. The discharge may indicate an infection though, so you should have this checked.
Vicki, please post your question separately.

Best wishes
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