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    Vegetarian couple ttc a boy

    Hi atomic just started a new thread.

    Since my miscarriage I noticed rarely I have had a slight tinge of colour in my discharge (pinky/browny) I have had a period although that maybe wasn't as heavy as normal. I haven't had the tinged discharge often but it has been there not so much recently. Is this normal?

    Also I have an instant pot and was thinking to make some meals in there, for nutrient purposes is it better to avoid this? Not sure if cooking on the pressure cook setting for example kills the nutrients?

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    It can be normal to have that, but given that this was an extrauterine pregnancy we absolutely need to mention that to your doctor in case there's still a wound healing that we would need to be aware of before proceeding with another pregnancy.

    The Instant Pot is great!! There's always some nutrients lost in the cooking process but that happens no matter what you're using, and the ability to make beans/legumes more easily is FANTASTIC (that's mainly what I use my IP for - making beans and split peas). Cooking beans well actually can free up some nutrients in them (NEVER eat undercooked beans!! It can kill you depending on what kind of bean it is). Totally endorsed!
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    Ok thanks atomic I will speak to my doctor. I am assuming they will only know if i have a wound by doing a scan? They did say when they did the first scan that they could see some bleeding near the sac not sure if it could be related to that. Do you know if menstrual cycles can be affected by early miscarriages? I have just noticed a tiny blob of pinky discharge on my pantyliner, I am only on CD23 and my period doesn't usually start this early if that's what this is the beginning of. I have generally been noticing more discharge than usual aswell the normal coloured one after the miscarriage.

    Ok will use the instant pot it is great! Is it ok to have frozen vegetables or are they less nutritious compared to fresh?

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    Yes they'd need to do a scan - if it's seeming to wind down on its own you may want to take a wait and see approach but it has been quite a while for that to be continuing.

    Once the loss occurred we'd want to see that bleeding resolve very quickly and not hanging on. We'd want to rule out anything left behind so that's why we would want to potentially have it checked.

    Yes, your cycle can be affected by a loss, and additionally it can be that you are not really even having a true cycle (with ovulation and a period) and may just have a breakthrough bleed, without ever having ovulated. There's nothing wrong with this, it's quite normal, and it would still reset your cycle over again so it's all good.

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    Hi atomic, I called the early pregnancy assessment unit and feel they may have fobbed me off a little, she said that intermittent bleeding can be common after a miscarriage and she said that it can take a couple of cycles for things to settle down.. does this sound about right to you? She said I had to speak to the doctor about getting referred for a scan which I will do.

    Just to update you the day after I got that pinkish blob of discharge I started my period but not until late afternoon but that was cycle day 24 which is early for me so I am worried.. is this classed as a short cycle? Also yesterday I passed a clot which looked like the kind of clots I passed during my miscarriage.. is this normal after a miscarriage? Like I said this would have been my 2nd period after it. My last 1 felt lighter this 1 apart from the clot felt like the kind of flow I would normally get on my period certainly on the 2nd day of it.

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    No, not in this case because when there's an extrauterine pregnancy they ~should~ have got everything out of there, it's not like a standard miscarriage where they can expect that future periods will "wash away" anything left behind.

    But that having been said, since you have started your period I suspect it was more down to that reason and not any leftover tissue so I'd personally wait if I was you.

    24 day cycle is somewhat short but not terribly. A couple of strange cycles after a loss are fairly normal but we want to see that resolving now. If they try to tell you 3, 4, or more months after a loss "it's probably the loss" then they are truly fobbing you off and you must be more aggressive.

    Clots can always be normal during periods. They can be pretty shocking if you aren't used to them but in most cases, as long as it's at the correct time for your period to come it's fine. Let's keep an eye for anything else unusual, for now I'd be willing to wait and see but if more weirdness comes to pass then we'll need to try to get you in if possible.
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