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What causes irregular menstrual bleeding postpartum?

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Hi..I delivered a boy in last April.& I exclusively breast fed him for 6 months & now giving other foods as well.i got my first periods one month after delivery.& the second cycle came back after 1.5 months & kept coming till last 2 months back. I had thyroid issue for which I took tablets. My tsh now is 5. Why is it that I'm not getting my periods regularly for the last two months. There was no sexual intercourse during the last 3-4 months also
Sun, 3 Jun 2018 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 32 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

After a delivery, it may take up to a year for the hormones to stabilize.

Please do not worry about it.
Just get a recent TSH level and ultrasound scan done.

If that is normal, there is no cause for concern.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Take care

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