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What is the reason for absence of period after delivery?

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Answered by

Dr. Anindya Das

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 18, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My wife had cesarean delivery 12 months ago. She has uterine tumor of 0.8 x 0.6 inch in myometrium. After delivery she had been continuing periodical discharge for two months. Period has been stopped since last 10 months. My wife is still breastfeeding our baby (son). The doctor has advised to stop breastfeeding to start menstruating. If she did not get a period, then what problem can occur? Please explain me in detail.

Answered by Dr. Anindya Das

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Cessation of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea for six months following pregnancy is usual, but when it has continued for 10 months, it requires investigations. Breastfeeding may be a cause. If the period does not return after stopping breastfeeding, then we have to search for other causes. In that case, serum for the thyroid function test and prolactin has to be done. There is nothing to worry regarding the ultrasonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor.

Answered by Dr. Anindya Das

You are welcome.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Anindya Das
Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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