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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My wife had delvered on 24.10.07 by operation.she had taken Inj
Depoprovera on 20.01.08, We contacted a doctor on 6.9.8 for lactational
amenorohea who had given Tab DUB-5 & Cap Heamup-c,again on 25.09.08 she
had given Tab Lynoral 05mg,Tab Sysron-N & Cap Atlax with taking guideline
for tab Lynoral & sysron but still her period not started. In ultrasound
report Uterous measures 5.8X2.9, Rt.Ovary is 3.1X1.8 & Lt.Ovary is 3.0X1.9
Adnexas are Normal Radiologist IMP is with in Normal. Kindly suggest what
should I do now. Is it a symtom of any big problem or it's Normal.
Doctor :   It takes an average of 9 to 10 months to get pregnant after getting the last shot of Depoprovera.
User :   but when will period start ?
Doctor :   Irregular and Unpredictable bleeding is a common complication
Doctor :   Is she still lactating?
User :   but she don't have bleeding after delivery
User :   yes
Doctor :   Lactational amenorrhea can normally last anywhere between 2 months to 42 months
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about, what is her hemoglobin count?
User :   so i should wait and watch till 42 months ?

Doctor :   I suggest that she continue lactating and when she stops lactation, then usually her periods will return to normal.
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Doctor :   14 months may sometimes be required for the fertility to return to normal after post partum.
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