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Had a delivery. Did not get periods for 8 months. Is it fine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hello Dr
User:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My wife not yet got the regular period after the 2nd delivery (Jan 2012)
User:It is about 8 months. Is this normal?
Doctor:Is she feeding the baby?
Doctor:usually for 6 months post delivery, women who are breastfeeding the baby, do not have their periods
Doctor:Did your wife started having periods again now?
Doctor:or is it just irregular?
User:No Dr. Not yet. FYI, after the 1st delivery, she got period back in 2 months.
Doctor:it is still fine
Doctor:She will get it soon
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:It is normal
User:Typically, how long we can wait?
Doctor:Up to an year
User:Is there any relevance to the family planning surgery to this subject?
User:She did family planning after the 2nd delivery.
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:Did she undergo sterilization surgery after the 2nd child birth in Jan?
User:She went for family planning surgery, after 2nd child birth. But I am sure about the method whether it is 'sterilization.
User:Sorry, I am NOT sure about the method.
Doctor:that fine
Doctor:Family planning surgery has nothing to do with the periods
Doctor:she is probably not getting her periods since she is feeding the baby
Doctor:her prolactin levels may be high
User:Dr, Will she develop 'weight' due to the late period return?
Doctor:Not like that
Doctor:she will develop weight only if she is physically inactive
User:Got it doctor.
User:Thank you very much for your time.
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all?
User:Yes Dr. No more questions as of now.
Doctor:Take care
User:Thank you, have nice evening.
Doctor:bye for now
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