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No periods after child birth. Severe cramping and spotting. Why the periods is delayed?

i had a baby about 7 months ago and was on birth control after his birth and i never got my period. i haven t had a period since before he was born. and i stop takeing the birth control. now i am wipeing and have been wiping dry blood when i should be having my period and i have been having severe cramps like i should have a period
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
No periods is common as our body has to adjust to the fact that pregnancy period is over and menstruation should start. Many females start having periods by 3-6months but some have delayed periods. If you had no complications during delivery like bleeding or if D and C was done for any reason,then there is no need for worry.
I advice you to get a ultrasound pelvis done after getting examined by your doctor. Harmone levels like FSH,LH can be estimated to know if the cause for delay is with harmones or if body is not reacting to these harmones and treated accordingly.
All the best
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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