Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Suffering from irregular period after delivery. Tubal ligation done. Is there any complication?

Mar 2016
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2011
Answered : 4045 Questions
Hello Doctor,
I have been having abnormal periods since my last child who was born XXXXXXX 2012. I had my tubes tied in April 2012, since then my periods sometimes do not come, seems like every other month I will get my period. I do get all the symptoms as if I am getting it but then nothing. I had my yearly exam on Thursday of last week, I am still waiting for the results. Also I started my period two weeks ago and and it stopped after day five, then I started to spot until this morning I woke to heavy bleeding again. I am 31 years old, never had a abnormal pap smear or issues with my periods always been very normal, and am very healthy. Also I have lost 12 pounds in the past five weeks-I am not dieting, I am a petite woman who can not afford to loose weight. I do have a ultra sound set up in a week due to the doctor feeling some sort of fiberostic?(sp) cyst during her palpitation exam. I am worried something serious in going on and am becoming inpatient.
Posted Sat, 9 Mar 2013 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. S Patra 3 hours later

Thanks for writing to us. I am trying to solve your problem.

According to your history, you are suffering from irregular menstrual cycle for near about 1 yr following last child birth.

Possible reasons for irregular period/ spotting are ovarian cyst or PCOD (most common), uterine pathology, stress/ anxiety/ emotional upset, hormonal imbalance, irregular eating habit, thyroid problem (hypothyroid state), psychological factors, overweight or extreme weight loss (you lost 12 pounds) etc.

The possibilities can be narrowed by means of several tests such as Ultrasound (USG) lower abdomen, complete hormone assay (estrogen/ progesterone & LH/FSH etc ), blood sugar & prolactin level, thyroid profile, endometrial biopsy etc.

Proper treatment depends upon underlying causative factor. Therefore, you need to consult with your gynecologist for proper guidance through investigations & medication after a complete physical examination.

The following measures can be helpful:

1) Take healthy diet with vitamin & iron supplements.
2) Try to avoid stress/ tension by yoga/deep breathing regularly (20-30 times).
3) Control body weight by regular light exercise (that you are doing).
4) Drink more water & eat more vegetables. Avoid salty/ spicy/ fatty food stuffs.
5) Maintain personal hygiene & need proper sleeping with complete relaxation.
6) May need one psychological counseling to elevate mood/ relieve stress.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor