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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: cramping still 8 weeks postpartum


 rene - Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:38 pm

I had or what i think was my period at 6 1/2 weeks postpartum. i had really bad cramping at 4 1/2 weeks (thinking ovulation) then the period was really light with normal cramping. well it has been a week since my period ended and i am still having cramping and aching in all kinds of places. is this normal and could i be having another period? or does the body really take this long to get back to normal?. i stopped breast feeding at two weeks and i am 36.

help and thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:44 pm

User avatar Hi Rene,

Some cramping at eight weeks is likely still normal. If it is worsening or if it is very severe you may want to talk with your obstetrician to be sure everything is still OK.

Best wishes.

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