Irregular Menstruation With Lower Abdominal Pain After Delivery?
Hello,rnI want to ask about the indications regarding my lower abdomen (the area around the uterus downwards) down to the legs which are experiencing aches and sometimes mild cramps after giving birth 4 months ago.rnrnAt first I had my last period. That was last February. But the following month I did not menstruate again. I tried to check with a testpack but the results were negative. And since I haven’t had my period yet, my lower abdomen and legs have been sore and sometimes have mild cramps.rnrnWhat I want to ask is whether it has an effect on my hormones, which are not normal after giving birth or maybe it has something to do with exclusive breastfeeding as my menstrual cycle. I’m not normal until finally my lower stomach hurts and has mild cramps?rnrnThanks in advance
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Hormonal changes after giving birth and due to exclusive breastfeeding can indeed cause irregular menstruation. In most cases, mothers who have just given birth and are breastfeeding will experience prolonged menstrual breaks or even not menstruating for months. This occurs due to the work of hormones that regulate milk production which suppress hormones that regulate ovulation (the rupture of an egg that is already eye) in the ovary.
However, the aches and cramps that you feel in the lower abdomen to the legs as you experience are not necessarily due to hormonal changes. This complaint can also arise due to other reasons, for example:
Deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals Premenstrual syndrome Urinary tract infections Bladder stones Constipation (constipation) Hernias (bulging of the intestines due to a weakened abdominal wall) Obstructive ileus (intestinal obstruction) Varicose veins (swollen veins in the lower legs) Ovarian cysts (fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries ) Myomas (benign tumors of the uterine muscle), and so on. If the cramps and soreness are felt with a light intensity, then you can try to do the following efforts to overcome them while launching your menstruation:
Compress the lower abdomen to the legs that feel uncomfortable using warm water Use loose clothing and pants Use comfortable footwear, not too narrow, not high heels Avoid the habit of holding back the urge to urinate Regularly exercise Drink lots of warm water Reduce spicy food and coconut milk Avoid smoking and alcohol Continue to breastfeed your baby exclusively Breastfeed Consult your doctor regarding the appropriate method of contraception to distance pregnancy If necessary, take pain medication (eg paracetamol) when the aches and cramps feel quite severe --- this drug is safe to take while breastfeeding Will However, if after doing the tips above, your complaints don't improve, don't hesitate to go to the doctor to get the right treatment.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah