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11 weeks ago and my periods still have not returned!

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I had a baby nearly 11 weeks ago and my periods still have not returned. I have done numerous pregnancy tests and all have come back negative. I am not in any pain and in general feel well. Any advice you can offer would be greatful.


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replied March 16th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A20929
Hello and welcome to eHealth forum!

If your breastfeeding the baby then the periods will return later (maybe even after a year), this is called lactational amenorrhea. This is normal. However, you can start ovulating. So take a blood pregnancy test. If it is negative, consult your gynecologist regarding the best contraception method for you. Hope this helps. Take care!




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