beautiful instability (yourfatalflaw) wrote in vaginapagina,
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normal period after breastfeeding?

hello. i've checked the tags and couldn't find what i was looking for, so here i am.

in the past 24 hours i have soaked through 26 extra super absorbancy tampons. 

i stopped breastfeeding about 2 weeks ago and i have a copper IUD (both things, i have been told, can make your periods unusually heavy). but, i've never had heavy periods. they've always been light enough to only need a regular absorbancy tampon on the heavy days (and even then, i only needed to change them every 4-6 hours) and a pantyliner on the light days. so, i'm kind of freaking out about the current blood flow i have going on.

i called my OBGYN and he told me that what i am experiencing is on the higher end of normal and that if i contiuned to bleed like this for more than 2 days, i should go to the ER. he didn't seem too concerned because i have no pain... just lots of blood.

has anyone ever experienced this? is my OB out of his mind for not being concerned? is it going to be like this every cycle?


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