Prolonged Menstruation After Stopping Injections For 3 Months?
Hello doctor. Good night. I want to ask about menstruation. Well, after giving birth, I injected 3 times a month. I’ve had 4 injections. During that time, I didn’t menstruate. the menses don’t stop, they stop at least one week out the menses sometimes.
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Injecting birth control is one method of birth control by injecting birth control drugs into the patient's body. There are 2 types of family planning injections, they are 1 month family planning injections containing active ingredients in combination with Medroxyprogesterone and estradiol; and 3-month KB injections containing the active ingredient medroxyprogesterone.
For 3-month injection, it is often used after the mother gives birth and while breastfeeding, so it is safe to use after delivery. But indeed, this 3-month KB injection can affect the female hormonal work system, so that menstruation may not appear or menstrual discharge is not much, although this is individual because many women with 3-month injection KB have menstruation routinely.
Because of its influence on the female hormonal system that regulates the menstrual cycle, after the 3-month injection is released, sometimes the menstrual cycle may still not be able to occur optimally every month, or even if it's menstruating, sometimes menstrual bleeding is still not regular, causing anxiety for several months after taking off this KB.
In connection with your question, the existence of menstrual cycle disorders in the form of menstrual bleeding that continues to occur and irregularly, then this is likely caused by the effect of 3 months injectable birth control. These side-effects can be lasted for only 1 month, but there are also cases with menstrual disorders for the next 6-12 months, so this can affect the comfort of family planning acceptors who release KB. Because the influence of hormonal balance on your body's system is not yet known when it will reach balance, you will continue to live it while still meeting your fluid and calorie needs and nutrients for your body.
In addition, you should also try to exercise regularly 1-3 times a week, avoid stress, and avoid sleeping late, to help your body's system adjust the female hormonal work system better. Thus, it is hoped that in the next cycle, your periods will be more regular and will not bother you.
However, if these complaints still bother you or are still recurring in the next menstrual cycle, after you have tried some of the suggestions above, then you should consult directly with your obstetrician. Thus, the doctor can do a direct examination and plan blood tests and or ultrasound to determine your general clinical condition. Handling and care will be given according to the examination results obtained.
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