I stopped breastfeeding a month ago (baby is now 16
Patient :I stopped breastfeeding a month ago (baby is now 16 months old). Period came back when he was 9 months. It was real heavy 1st month, then the other months it was just spotting. Last month was the 1st month totally without breastfeeding. It was heavy and longer (7 days) then I had a couple days of cramps at the end with blood tinged mucus. This month it wasn't quiet as heavy and it was only 5 days but now I'm cramping and I have a little blood tinged mucus again. Is this normal after weaning?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
Yes, it is absolutely normal after weaning to experience first 2-3 menstrual cycles as slightly heavier and accompanied with cramping before the prolactin levels in the body are completely settled and progesterone levels are re-established to the pre-pregnancy levels. If you experience heavy bleeding then you may add antifibrinolytics like Tranexamic acid tabs 500mg thrice a day for 3 days, this is available on prescription and can reduce the flow. For the cramps and pain you may add on an NSAID for few days again, this may be a feature for at least 2-3 cycles. Please continue your Synthroid 150mcg daily as well. Keep yourself stress-free and well hydrated, this shall help regulate the cycle sooner.
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Wishing you good health.
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