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sun - July 7

I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. I was successful with baby #1 but since then my periods have been sort of out of whack. I get cramping and start to spot approx 6-7 days before my period. I spoke with my dr and she said that this can be normal and that mentrual cycles can often change after having a baby. she ordered bloodwork for progesterone (day 21) and prolactin and tsh (day 3). Has anyone experienced this and any advice?


Ann1 - July 7

Since you have been trying for a year now, I would see a specialist (RE). Spotting can be a symptom of endo. Endo can only be diagnosed with a laparoscopy. Here are other symptoms: Symptoms of endometriosis can include (but are not limited to):

Painful, sometimes disabling menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea); pain may get worse over time (progressive pain)
Chronic pain (typically lower back pain and pelvic pain, also abdominal)
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
Painful bowel movements or painful urination (dysuria)
Heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
Nausea and vomiting
Premenstrual or intermenstrual spotting (bleeding between periods)
Infertility and subfertility. Endometriosis may lead to fallopian tube obstruction. Even without this, there may be difficulty conceiving. In some women, subfertility is the sole symptom, and the endometriosis is only discovered after fertility investigations.---I hope this helps. The spotting could be nothing, but since you have been ttc for a year, I would get further checked out.



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