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Last updated on: July 26th, 2020

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A 32-year-old gravida 1, para 1 (G1P1) woman is yet to recommence menstruating, around a year after delivery. She has also been suffering from hot flashes and decreased libido for around six months. She stopped breastfeeding around nine months ago because she found it too painful.


Her obstetric history is significant for a low transverse cesarean section at term, for secondary arrest of labor. She subsequently required uterine artery embolization due to intractable bleeding and was transfused six units of packed red blood cells in total.


She is not on any medications including contraceptives, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal medicines. There is no history of antipsychotic or antidepressant use. She has not consumed alcohol since the start of her pregnancy. There is no history of recreational drug use. She hopes to have another child in the future.

A urine HCG test is found to be negative.