Miscarriage, I believe linked to low progesterone
(Watauga, Texas )
My story begins when I had just turned 35. I was due to start my AF and while walking to the mailbox one day, I pasted a rather LARGE blood clot. I was alarmed so I called my mom. She said that I was getting older and that these things can happen. I thought maybe I was pregnant and maybe didn't know it. My mom asked if I was in any pain. I informed her that I wasn't. She then said that she didn't think I was having a miscarriage because I would be in pain.
Well, I had 3 more cycles intermittently that had extremely large clots, one so much that I bled out while working at my job as a pharmacy tech at Walmart.
I decided it was time to reach out to my OB/GYN. After discussing my symptoms, she suggested that I have a uterine ablasion. I had just split up my significant other of 6 years and had no children, however, didn't want to eliminate my chances of having them in the future.
After a couple more cycles of heavy flow/clotting, and after beginning to date a new concerned boyfriend, I went to a specialist at the medical school here where I live. After a saline hysterosonogram, the results were inconclusive.
Time went on and 1 week before my wedding, I found out I was pregnant, 5wks 6 days. I saw the heartbeat ever so faint on the sonogram, but it was there. My doctor was the one who pointed it out. About a week after my wedding, I went for my follow up visit only to find out that I had what was called a "missed abortion/miscarriage". I ended up having to have a DNC to remove the "products of conception" as the doctors "affectionately" called it.
After the DNC, my AF was normal for a few months, then the same thing began to occur again.
I had some tests done for my FSH and for my progesterone, and low and behold (!) I had low progesterone. After much research on the internet, I believe this may have been why I miscarried.
My doctor does not believe in supplementing progesterone. I have been supplementing on my own. I'm now about to turn 39. My husband is having his own issue with fertility now (low testerone/no sperm). I am beginning to believe it was a miracle that we became pregnant in the first place. I have been supplementing the progesterone for about 2 months now. I have still been experiencing heavy flow/clotting, however, I am hopeful that in the long run the progesterone supplementation will help this. And maybe, just maybe, the good Lord will bless my husband and I with a successful pregnancy.