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Question: What should I expect after having TSS?

 wendygirl - Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:36 pm

I had TSS in December of 08. Since then my periods have been coming at regular intervals but last much longer. Before TSS they lasted 3-5 days and now they last 2-3 weeks. It is mostly light and very little cramping. Is this normal? How long before my periods regulate?

I did not get professional treatment for the TSS. I didnt have insurance. I did self treatment with Ampicilin 500mg @ every 6 hrs, electrolytes and ibuprofen for the body aches. I got better within a week but had a heavy period for about 3 weeks afterwards.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed May 20, 2009 5:47 pm

User avatar Hello,
I am curious about how you got the diagnosis of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). There are many types of infections. I'm glad you are doing better and recovering.

I would not expect your period to be altered by this. However, most women find their cycles vary throughout their childbearing years and do not remain predictable at all times so I can't say that it will ever regulate if what you mean is "go back to the way it was previously". Most often this is due to hormonal fluctuations since this is not a constant with our bodies.

Best wishes.

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