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Folic acid after miscarriage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello doc..
User :   Doctor i had a miscarriage on 9th nov
Doctor :   Ok

User :   my gyneac has advised me to take folic acid before i plan to conceive
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :   It is essential
Doctor :  
as there will be defeciency in post pregnancy and during as well
Doctor :  
Hence you would be advised to take folic acid supplements
User :   i just wanna know is it advisable that how soon i start taking folic acid if i want to conceive asap..im 33 and i know that after miscarriage i must wait for two months
Doctor :  
Yes, you are right
Doctor :  
But wait for 6 months atleast ideally
User :   ok
Doctor :  
What was the gestational age at miscarriage?
User :   8 weeks
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What was the reason?
Doctor :  
If you have been diagnosed
User :   at 6th week we did a ultrasound in which faint cardiac activity of featus was seen
Doctor :   Ok

User :   after 10 days we again did that but thr was no activity
Doctor :  
What is the age of your husband?
User :   34
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :  
No issues, you can try to conceive after 6 months
User :   doc we r married since 9 mnths...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im just concerned that as we are ageing how soon we can plan n wat wuld be the precautions we must take to avoid any thing bad in future
Doctor :   No problem
Doctor :  
You can conceive
Doctor :  
but wait for 6 months now
Doctor :  
as it would be stress
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   Was it your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Incidence is more in first pregnancy
User :   so i shud start taking folic acid now
User :   ok
Doctor :   Had you taken any medications in the past or used any other contraceptive method?
User :   no
Doctor :   Fine

User :   i had typhoid in aug n conceived in late sept
Doctor :  
I asked as some medications will have after effects
Doctor :  
Henced
Doctor :  
Typhoid, no issues with those medications
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   thanks doc....
User :   will strt taking folvite
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   already done that
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User :   bye
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