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I had a baby back in July. When I went for my postpartum checkup, my doctor told me that he thought I had started my period. I was pretty sure I hadn't, and that I was just still bleeding from delivery. He told me to go ahead and put on my birth control patch anyway, so I did. I kept it on, and had a period when I went through all three patches. When the time came to start them again, the patch was too strong, and was making me sick, so I took it off. I had an irregular, short period due to taking the patch off, and haven't had a period since. This was in September.

I've taken SIX pregnancy tests since mid-October, and they're ALL negative. I've only had sex three times since my baby was born, and every time was protected.

Any ideas as to where my period is?


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replied November 10th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A17066
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Sometimes urine pregnancy tests (UPT) can keep showing you negative results even though you might be pregnant (false negatives). If pregnancy is suspected, then you should consider getting it confirmed/ruled out by getting a blood HCG level test done, which is accurate.
Another possibility is of hormonal upset due to which your periods have stopped. A complete hormonal check along with thyroid and lipid levels along with ultrasound scan will help to know the current status and if any abnormality is associated. Discuss about these with your treating gynecologist and proceed with further management as indicated.
Take care.



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