Seven weeks after miscarriage and no period

I had a delayed miscarriage in December 2015 and underwent an MVA procedure; I was supposed to be 8 weeks. The literature provided at the time said that my periods were supposed to come back with 6 weeks as does everything on the Internet that I've read but there's been nothing yet. The lack of a period has been making me anxious for a few weeks and I am convincing myself that there's something wrong. My GP has agreed to see me but was very dismissive. Has anyone else had a miscarriage and waited for a long time for a period to come again, even when the miscarriage occurred and the pregnancy was not that far along?

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  • I wouldn't be surprised if your period takes more than 6weeks as the hormones can take a while to settle. Is there any chance you would be pregnant again?

  • I should have said that I did a test which was negative. I'll do another one soon in case that was too early. I have been experiencing pre-period cramps for a couple of weeks but nothing happens. I am officially frustrated.

    Thanks for your reply.

  • I was told to expect a period around 6-8 weeks so you've only just got to that x

  • Hi, i know this is an old post but I stumbled across it and wondered how this panned out for you? I am five weeks post miscarriage and also havent had a period. I know it often takes up to six weeks but, like you, I keep getting pre-period cramps but it doesnt come to anything :-( How many weeks did it take for your period to return? my pregnancy was IVF so I wonder if the drugs havent helped. x

  • Hi Lauren- I have literally only just seen this. And I used to get so frustrated when people didn't respond to me, so I am replying to you now. Please accept my apologies.

    I really hope things worked out for you.

    It took about 10 weeks for me to get another period after the miscarriage. Even though this was in the realm of normal, I was very tearful and upset- thinking that the miscarriage had been my last chance at getting pregnant.

    When I did get another period, we didn't conceive for 8 months after which we sought help from reproductive sciences at our local hospital. Nothing unusual was found on the tests and the next month we got pregnant again.

    Then another miscarriage and then another pregnancy, which is currently 36 weeks along. I am finally nearly there....

    It was an incredibly frustrating time- it's completely horrible not feeling like you are in control of anything. The first half of this pregnancy caused much anxiety also- at every visit to the loo, I was expecting another miscarriage. Although it did get significantly easier after the 20 week scan when you start to feel the baby a bit more.

    As I say, I really hope things worked out for you too and that whatever you were trying worked out. If you're still trying please know that there are people out there who know, at least a little, about your anxieties.

    If I can be any of any help to anyone reading this, I promise (from now on) to pay more attention to Health Unlocked and to reply.

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