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Doctor insights on: Irregular Periods After Breastfeeding

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My baby is 7mnths, im breastfeeding, having irregular periods, and i wish to get pregnant asap.Does breastfeeding cause irregular period? Wat can I do?

My baby is 7mnths, im breastfeeding, having irregular periods, and i wish to get pregnant asap.Does breastfeeding cause irregular period? Wat can I do?

Yes, but normal: Breastfeeding can suppress ovulation, causing irregular or no periods while breastfeeding. This will make it harder to get pregnant. The less you breastfeed your baby, the more likely your periods and fertility will return to normal. However the breastmilk that your baby is getting is the best nutrition for him, so i would recommend you keep breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Irregular periods > 1 year, orange nipple discharge 6mos, &self-diagnosed fibrocystic breasts 6mos. Quit breastfeeding 1.5 yrs ago. What's happening?

Irregular periods > 1 year, orange nipple discharge 6mos, &self-diagnosed fibrocystic breasts 6mos. Quit breastfeeding 1.5 yrs ago. What's happening?

Failure to ovulate: Irregular periods usually are because of irregular or unpredictable ovulation, also known as pcos, which is an acronym for polycystic ovarian syndrome. In your particlular case, pregnancy needs to be ruled out and you probably need to see your health care providet to make obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan. About 1% of patients with your symptoms would have an elevated prolactin causing this. ...Read more

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Im 12DPO. Having slight cramps&White/clear discharge. I breastfeed so cycles are irregular. Periods not due for a week. Could I be pregnant,Do I test?

Im 12DPO. Having slight cramps&White/clear discharge. I breastfeed so cycles are irregular. Periods not due for a week. Could I be pregnant,Do I test?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after missing a period. If not wanting to get pregnant, must use a reliable birth control method. ...Read more

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Very irregular periods all my life. still breastfeeding 16month daughter. I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs. no period for 2 m?

Very irregular periods all my life.  still breastfeeding 16month daughter.   I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs.  no period for 2 m?

Check a test: Unless you are exclusively breast feeding and not even using a pacifier, breastfeeding is not a good method of contraception. Start with a pregnancy test and if it is negative repeat it in 3-5 days. If it is still negative the headaches and nausea need to be evaluated since they could be caused by an infection or increased intracranial pressure. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Irregular period late 15 days, i had un protected sex but I am breast feeding , my pregnancy test is -ve . Is that normal ? Am i ovulating or not yet

Irregular period late 15 days, i had un protected sex but I am breast feeding , my pregnancy test is -ve . Is that normal ? Am i ovulating or not yet

Probably OK.: You had your period and your test was negative, so it seems normal so far. You are breastfeeding, and this might help avoid/stop another immediate pregnancy. This also means you're likely not ovulating due to breastfeeding but this is not reliable contraception, and you might have started ovulating again as shown by your period. Talk to your doctor about using contraception during breastfedding. ...Read more

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How can I cure irregular periods?

Hormonal Birth Cntrl: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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How can I avoid irregular periods?

Find out reason: through eval. Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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How can I figure out my irregular periods?

Keep a calendar: You might find when you keep a calendar and count from the day each periof starts that you do have regular periods just on an odd number of days. For example if it is every 39 days every now and then you would be fooled into thinking you skipped a cycle when you didn't! keeping a calendar is the best way to start to figure things out. ...Read more

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What should I know about irregular periods?

Irregular periods: Very common, usually is nothing seriously worrisome, and there is excellent help to make periods more regular and help conceiving. Irregular does not mean 'anything goes' though: if you have fewer than 6 periods a year, or if you bleed more frequently than once a month you should see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I have extremely irregular periods, what to do?

I have extremely irregular periods, what to do?

Talk with a doctor: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! ...Read more

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I have irregular periods i need some suggestion?

See an MD for OCPs: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What to do if I have incredibly irregular periods?

Seek Gynecological: evaluation for assessment and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Because I have irregular periods, do I not ovulate?

No: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 and I have very irregular periods?

It depends: Irregular periods (at any age) warrant a careful investigation by your physician. This might be just the way your cycles are or it might a sign for an underlying condition. Please make an appointment to review with your gynecologist or primary care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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