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Lactation amenorrhea and weight gain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can help you?
User :   its been 5.5 months since my delivery..but i've not got my periods yet
Doctor :  
ok
User :   wht do i need to do..
User :   is it a concern..
User :   or its normal
Doctor :  
i will help you
User :   i'm putting on weight inspite of eating less and having lot of physical work
Doctor :   i will need to ask u few more questions

Doctor :  
can i proceed?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
when was ur deliver?
Doctor :  
was there heavy blood loss during the delivery?
User :   23 march
User :   no..it was C section
Doctor :   ok
User :   i got a tubectomy also done
Doctor :  
are you still breast feeding th baby?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if you are still breast feeding the baby, then it is common to not get your periods during this period
Doctor :  
it is called as lactation amenorrhea
User :   oh ok..so there is nothing for me to worry about then
Doctor :  
yes
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but i will suggest you few more things
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since you have put on weight
Doctor :  
so i suggest you to check your thyroid profile
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as sometimes there might be changes in thyroid satus leading to abrupt weight gain
Doctor :  
also since you are still breast feeding your baby, please eat nutritious food, do not cut down on your nutrition, as what you eat will go to your baby
User :   ok..test during my pregnancy was normal..however will get the thyroid profile done..
Doctor :  
and if you are not eating well, then the baby also will not get the nutrition
Doctor :  
yes fine
Doctor :  
but after delivery, because of recent weight gain, it is suggested to check it again
User :   i do eat healthy food..i've just cut down the quantity..lot of greens, vegetables, fruits...
Doctor :  
also check your sugar leve;s
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that is fine
Doctor :  
you can continue with ur diet
Doctor :  
reduce the rice items
User :   i had lost my pregnancy weight in 2 months..but for the past 1.5 months i've gained lot of weight
Doctor :  
and take plenty of greens, vegetables, friuts, ragi etc
User :   i've not checked my weight to know the increase but i've bloated very fast
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i suggest you check your weight
User :   yes will do..
Doctor :  
and then proceed with the thyroid test
Doctor :  
if you have gained more than 1.5 kg in last one month
User :   sure will do that
Doctor :  
ok
User :   thanks..that it from my end
Doctor :  
you can start weaning food for your baby in the meantime
User :   i've started that
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