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9 weeks postpartum and still no menstrual cycle. Is that normal?

9 weeks postpartum and still no menstrual cycle. Is that normal?

2-4 months is normal: After delivering a baby, a woman will not resume menstrual periods for months. The time could be a few or many months. It varies a great deal among women. Often, a non-breastfeeder gets her menses after 2-4 months, a typical breast-feeder has her period after 6-8 months, and the few exclusively breastfeeding moms might go a year without menses. A woman can get pregnant before first menses returns! ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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9 weeks pregnant and my breasts are no longer tender is this normal?

9 weeks pregnant and my breasts are no longer tender is this normal?

Yes: The breasts will undergo significant changed during pregnancy and it is to be expected. ...Read more

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9 months postpartum. Period is on a 45 day cycle. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant. No birth control. Thyroid levels are normal. Any ideas?

9 months postpartum. Period is on a 45 day cycle. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant. No birth control. Thyroid levels are normal. Any ideas?

Yes.: A 45 day cycle is a normal cycle. I'm assuming, since you seemed concerned, that this is different than the cycle you had before delivery. Sometimes a thyroid test is warranted, but yours is normal. ...Read more

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My normal menstrual period is 3 to 4 days but the last 2months it's been 9 to 10 days like strong bleeding, is that normal !

My normal menstrual period is 3 to 4 days but the last 2months it's been 9 to 10 days like strong bleeding, is that normal !

No it is not: If the period is lasting 10 days x 2 months you may start to develop anemia(low blood level) if it continues it is not normal and a gyn md visit is useful in determining why. ...Read more

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Hi 9 weeks pregnant and my breasts are no longer tender is this normal?

Normal.: Pregnancy symptoms are notoriously variable in timing, character and intensity between women, and between pregnancies. It is normal to no longer experience breast tenderness at 9 weeks of pregnancy. Make sure you are taking at least 1 mg Folic Acid daily and good luck! ...Read more

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9 months postpartum, had 1 period and it was normal but second period is brown color. Is that normal?

9 months postpartum, had 1 period and it was normal but second period is brown color. Is that normal?

Yes: Brown just means old blood. Periods can definitely be irregular after giving birth, especially if you are still breastfeeding. At 36 years, there can be a lightening of periods too, where you don't have a heavy, bright red bleed for 3-4 days, you can have lighter periods, with more spotting and more brown. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage on(3-1-14) on 3-24-14 hCG levels back at 0.It is 4-23-14 and still no period is that normal? Just having pinkish discharge sometimes

Had a miscarriage on(3-1-14) on 3-24-14 hCG levels back at 0.It is 4-23-14 and still no period is that normal? Just having pinkish discharge sometimes

It's ok : Sorry to hear about your loss. The first cycle after miscarriage is often a little off. It's usually too early or too late. Too late or too heavy. Too long or too short. After the first cycle things start to get back to normal. Be patient. ...Read more

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Is clear mucus discharge normal with spotting at 9 weeks pregnant? I'm not having any sever cramping, just the normal from everything growing

Is clear mucus discharge normal with spotting at 9 weeks pregnant? I'm not having any sever cramping, just the normal from everything growing

Maybe normal: A heavier than normal mucous discharge may be normal. Even some light spotting, but heavier than that you should see your doctor for testing to see that the pregnancy is ok... ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel PMS symptoms during early pregnancy.. I'am three days late with slight PMS pain with white cm, but no menstruation....Thks!

Is it normal to feel PMS symptoms during early pregnancy.. I'am three days late with slight PMS pain with white cm, but no menstruation....Thks!

Possibly!: Many women experience slight cramping, bloating, and pms symptoms around the time of their period, even when they are pregnant. However obviously these symptoms can also indicate that your period is around the corner. The best way to know is to test. If your period has not started and your tests are negative in 2 weeks, you can call your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Miscarriage last week, 3 wks preg. Bleeding stopped, u/s- normal. Normal for slight little pains here and there in pelvic area as body adjusts?

Miscarriage last week, 3 wks preg. Bleeding stopped, u/s- normal. Normal for slight little pains here and there in pelvic area as body adjusts?

Sure: Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. It may take awhile for things to get back to normal. If you are concerned your pain is abnormal then schedule a follow up visit with your obgyn ...Read more

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Is it normal to have period like cramping with no bleeding at 10 week 0 days pregnant ?

Is it normal to have period like cramping with no bleeding at 10 week 0 days pregnant ?

It can be: Alot of women complain of some cramping and stretching like discomfort. Your uterus is enlarging and around 10-12 weeks it moves out of the pelvic region into your abdomen. However, if tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't relieve it, it could be something else, so consider mentioning it to your OB provider if getting worse. ...Read more

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usually 28-30day cycle this month was 26 days! is this normal to start 5 days earlier?! feeling normal and normal flow as always!

usually 28-30day cycle this month was 26 days! is this normal to start 5 days earlier?! feeling normal and normal flow as always!

Menstruation: It is not uncommon for a normal healthy female to have occasional variations in cycle length. The length of your cycle is dependent upon when ovulation occurs and this can vary for all sorts of reasons including stress. As long as the majority of your cycles are regular, it is nothing to be alarmed about. ...Read more

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4.5-5 weeks pregnant and spotting for last 5 days with no pain or cramping, hCG rising normal, u/a showed small sac. Is this normal?

4.5-5 weeks pregnant and spotting for last 5 days with no pain or cramping, hCG rising normal, u/a showed small sac. Is this normal?

Likely normal: This is likely normal but can be scary in light of previous miscarriages. Many women will have some light spotting in early pregnancy and the vast majority of these pregnancies progress normally. It would be a good idea to get back in to your OB who would likely be able to repeat your ultrasound and give you some reassurance. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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No Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Absent periods is a symptom in which a girl does not have menses (menstrual periods) at an age when other girls do have menses. Hormonal problems or birth defects in some of the female organs ...Read more