postpartum amenorrhea


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post·par·tum a·men·or·rhe·a

permanent amenorrhea following childbirth resulting from Sheehan syndrome. See: Sheehan syndrome.

postpartum amenorrhea

Amenorrhea following childbirth. The amenorrhea may last for only a month or two and thus be within normal limits, or it may be permanent and therefore abnormal. NOTE: The onset of menstruation after childbirth may be delayed by continued breast-feeding.
See: Sheehan's syndrome
See also: amenorrhea
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