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#1 of 3 Old 08-27-2002, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
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I posted this in the EN nursing forum, but thought I would ask here as well...

I got my period back the beginning of June and have now had 3 periods. This last period lasted for about 6-7 days of moderate bleeding, but I've continued to spot for the following week (sorry for the details).

I've never had this happen before - my periods normally last 4-5 days (and my first two periods were normal). I have just gotten back from the doctor about it - they've taken various swabs, done a pap smear, etc. But they said it could be due to hormones from the breast-feeding - so I was just wondering if any one else had experienced anything like this?

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Oh yes! And it took a good two years before it ever got back to 'normal'. I did notice that change occured with change in how much/how little my DD bf. If she was on a hunger strike, my periods were long and crampy. If she was on a binge, my period was like 4 days, first day extreme cramps. I don't recall when there was spotting, but there was almost every month, so...

At least you know you're not alone! Sorry I don't have a 'solution' to offer, not that I think it's a 'problem', just sometimes when you want to wear white...LOL! (I still haven't worn white. Hmmm...I'll have to look in my closet now that I'm pg again and don't have to worry...)
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Thank you - it IS Nice to know that this has happened to someone else. I definitely prefer the hormonal explanation to anything else....

Thanks again.
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