No Menstruation 1 Year After Giving Birth?
Hello, I want to ask. For 1 year after I gave birth I didn’t get a menstruation, I didn’t get a family planning program and I didn’t have sex. Because my husband went abroad. Is this normal?
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We understand the concerns that you feel
Menstrual cycle is related to hormone regulation in the body. The hormones estrogen and progesterone produced in the reproductive organs, as well as the FSH and LH hormones from the hypothalamus of the brain are hormones that function to regulate a woman's menstrual cycle and when undergoing pregnancy. Normally the menstrual cycle occurs between 28 to 35 days. Whether or not the menstrual cycle is affected is influenced by various factors, including hormonal fluctuations, food consumed, physical / psychological stress, fatigue, activities undertaken, excess body weight, breastfeeding, the effect of using contraceptive pills / drugs containing hormones, and ovarian syndrome polycystic.
Regarding your condition, are you currently breastfeeding your child? Do you provide exclusive breastfeeding (from 0-6 months, up to 2 years) to your baby?
No menstruation for more than 3 months or 3 consecutive cycles is called the condition of amenorrhoea. Amenorrhoea is generally caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, or entering menopause.
Exclusively breastfeeding can affect the activity of hormones that trigger menstruation. The prolactin hormone which is useful in the production of breast milk is able to suppress the reproductive hormones so that menstruation is inhibited. Not infrequently women who are breastfeeding their babies with exclusive breastfeeding without the use of formula milk or other supplementary milk will experience it. The condition is also called lactation amenorrhoea or non-menstrual conditions due to breastfeeding. The prolactin hormone produced during breastfeeding can inhibit egg cell production, so lactational amenorrhea is one form of natural contraception that can delay pregnancy.
However, several other causes such as hormonal balance disorders due to abnormalities in the brain, disorders of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism), polycyclic ovarian cysts (PCOS), eating disorders such as anorexia, overweight / obesity, ovarian tumors, disorders of the structure of the reproductive organs to Chusing syndrome can also cause amenorrhoea
We understand the inconvenience of your complaint. However, to find out more about the exact cause of the symptoms that you are experiencing, we suggest that you see a gynecologist. The doctor will do an evaluation by exploring your history, physical examination and supporting examination through ultrasound. This examination can assess whether there is interference with your reproductive organs related to your current complaint.
What you can do at home is to try to make a healthy lifestyle to maintain the health of your body, especially your reproductive hormone balance. Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods, adequate daily fluid needs, regular exercise, avoid fatty foods and high cholesterol, exercise regularly and avoid smoking.
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps