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Is it normal to have cramps and spotting 4 yes after chemo

By Anonymous January 6, 2019 - 1:54pm
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Had stage 3 breast cancer and went through 8 rounds of aggressive chemo. I have not had a period since. Started cramping and spotting yesterday, is this normal

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Hello, Anon! Thank you for posting.

During chemotherapy, women may have irregular menstrual cycles or amenorrhea (disappearance of menstrual periods). Some medications used in chemotherapy may also cause damage to the ovaries, resulting in menopausal symptoms or menopause. Symptoms may be immediate or delayed, permanent or temporary when triggered by chemotherapy. We can't say if this spotting and cramping means a return of your period whether briefly or long term. Contact your doctor to discuss the possibility.


January 6, 2019 - 3:31pm
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