What can be done for irregular periods in a breastfeeding mother?

Q. What can be done for irregular periods in a breastfeeding mother?

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Dr. Alka
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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 09, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 02, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old breastfeeding mother. I have been having gas trouble for two months. I was taking allopathic medicines for this. I have almost normal periods that started in the third month. It was going almost fairly. The period falls between 27, 28, or 29th day. Two months back it started to become irregular. I was doing exercise regularly. This month I did not get my period.

I went to an Ayurvedic doctor and she gave me an Ashoka tablet (not exactly sure of the name) and Kumaryasava. I did not get my period. Later, I started having pain in my chest, shoulders, and left arm. She told me it may be due to rheumatism. I also have a sinus complaint. I am taking homeopathic medicine and Sinupret and for periods I take Mensokot, Mensofar, and another tablet the name of which I am not sure. She also had me Drakshadi Kashayam two times a day.

Today I noticed my stool color was dark brown almost black. I also have severe shoulder, chest, and arm pain. I went to an orthopedic doctor one day back. He gave me Celecon 200, Myonal 50 mg, Gastropan 40 mg. In the past, for this complaint, I have been on Sucrafex and Rolant DSR. Please help me as to what should I do.



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In breastfeeding ladies, periods can be irregular up to some extent despite getting normal periods after delivery. This can be due to hormonal changes and breastfeeding. So, there is nothing to worry. But if you do not get your period the next month then you need to consult your gynecologist. Otherwise, you can continue with the medicine you have been prescribed. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine. As far as color of the stool is concerned, it can be due to medications. You can stop the medicine for one to two days and then check the color. If it comes to normal then you can continue with the medicine. Again, consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent make the following changes in medications. Also sometimes due to taking iron-rich foods, the stool also become black. But if your doubt still persists, you can go for a routine stool examination which will rule out abnormality if there is any. To get rid of excessive gas formation chew somefennel seeds after taking your food.


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