Ok so, I'll try to keep this short, sweet, and to the point... I had an emergency cervical cerclage placed in June of 2016... It caused me to go into premature labor 4 times before it was supposedly taken out at 34 weeks... I was delivered at 38 weeks after a long and hard road of trying to keep her in there... I had a csection since VBAC's are frowned upon here, and delivered a beautiful baby girl on Nov 28, 2016 and had a tubal ligation done at the same time... Now here comes the issues... Now, almost 8 months later, I still have not had a period, but I do have some serious cramping in my lower abdomen accompanied by lower back pain and pain in my shoulder blade... I first thought possibly an ectopic was the problem, but after taking a few tests that all came back negative I'm at a loss... TMI: When my SO and I are doing the deed, he can feel stitches in my cervical area with his fingers... At first I thought he was crazy, until I felt it myself... There is definitely some string in there... Is this the reason for the cramps and no periods? Is there something I should worry about? I'm so lost, and the OBGYN I was seeing has "dismissed me due to a missed appointment" and office refuses to put me in for rescheduling...
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replied November 29th, 2017
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, you should not be feeling any thread now. It is usually removed at the time of delivery. Please find a way to get an appointment with your gynecologist.

Also, there is possibility of residual infection or infection due to erclage. Other than this, it is ok not to have periods for a year, especially if you are breast feeding your baby.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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