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Tubal Ligation and missed periods

NO PERIODS SINCE TUBAL LIGATION

From January 2009 through December 2009 I was getting the depo shot, what a mistake that was. The entire time I would bleed for six weeks (most days were very light) then it would stop for 2-3 weeks then go back to bleeding for 6 weeks and so forth. March 2010 I decided to get tubal ligation. I did not have a period for 8 1/2 months and then 2 weeks ago started bleeding. I haven't had any major cramps or anything, a few here and there, but I'm worried. I tried calling my doctor, left 2 messages and so far no response. Has this happened to anyone else?
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replied December 13th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Absence of periods after tubal ligation or after having regular periods (prior to all these) is called as secondary amenorrhea. The causes for this could be many. A discussion and examination done by your gynecologist will help in coming to the exact cause for it to be able to start you on appropriate treatment.
Consider meeting another gynecologist if you are not able to get through your doctor. Visit these links to have information to be able to carry on discussion with your gynecologist:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/ar ticle/001219.htm
http://www.advancedfertility.com/amenor.ht m
http://www.estronaut.com/a/secondary_ameno rrhea.htm
Take care.



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