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Shift of menstrunal cycle dates after an abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a friend whom had an abortion last year. After a year she started having very short periods which continue for 2 days. She is very much tense about her future in terms of conceiving baby again. she is not married yet and looking for correct advice. Please suggest.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   sure
Doctor :   Give me her age height and weight
User :   age is 25 , height approx 5-5 and weight 60kg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Tell me about her menstrual history?
Doctor :   does she have normal periods
User :   after abortion yes had
User :   for 3-4 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   from last two months she having it for two days only
User :   date is also shifted from 24th to 15th
Doctor :   Menstrual cycle is of how many days?
User :   is it related to periods ?
Doctor :   Let me know about her periods?
User :   ok , before abortion it was for 4-5 days normal starts form 24-25
Doctor :   How many days cycle is it?
User :   4-5 days
Doctor :   Is it every 28 days or more than that?
User :   on time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you need not worry for now
User :   but this was before getting abortin
User :   after abortion date shifted regulalry
Doctor :   Tell me about now?
User :   from last two months she is having it for 2 days only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   After abortion was it normal?
User :   no
User :   till 5-6 moths she had for 3-4 days
User :   on diff dates
Doctor :   Ok
User :   some time cycle was for 15 days
Doctor :   Its ok
Doctor :   It is normal to have bleeding for 2 days
User :   i consulted with a doc , she said that she must get married asap n plab a baby , else she might not conceive baby later
Doctor :   Ok
User :   n it may happen that later she may have one in two mmonths
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you consult a gynecologist ?
User :   yup
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It can happen
Doctor :   With advancing age the period days comes down
User :   so what step is needed
Doctor :   and also there may be change in no of days
Doctor :   you don't have to worry
Doctor :   it usually happens after 35 years
User :   what abt conceiving
Doctor :   She can conceive its not a problem
User :   some thing else can workout
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
User :   like how can she hav normal periods
User :   becaz not having normal increase her frustration
Doctor :   She is having normal periods
Doctor :   oK
User :   one more thing is that clots come on first day
Doctor :   Yes it is normal
User :   not big
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms ?
User :   she is animic
User :   thats it
Doctor :   Like pain in abdomen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ya pain is their when clot comes
Doctor :   Anemia can lead to less menus
Doctor :   How much is blood hemoglobin
User :   menus means /
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   Periods
User :   dont have any idea on hemoglobin
Doctor :   you should see that first
Doctor :   It should be around 12 to 15
User :   ok that i will see but what if in future Menstrual cycle increase to 40-50 days ?
Doctor :   If its less it leads to decreased periods
User :   as that doc said
Doctor :   First see her hemoglobin
Doctor :   40 to 50 days will happen in if there is less hemoglobin
User :   ok
Doctor :   In her blood
User :   n if its fine
Doctor :   Then we have to see her thyroid profile
User :   ok
Doctor :   Or any other systemic diseases
User :   no
User :   thats d only thing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any precaution
Doctor :   Take iron rich foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   Regular exercise, like jog walk
User :   alri8
User :   thanks a lot , hope this will help
Doctor :   Get an anemia profile don
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