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A 17-year-old female asked:

16 and haven't had my period. doctor says hormones & birth control, what if i don't take them or take them later on? trouble conceiving in future?

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Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
Obstetrics & Gynecology 22 years experience
Need more info: You should ask your doctor what diagnosis is causing you to not start your menses. Based on that info you can get more details about whether or not it could be difficult to conceive in the future. Taking birth control pills will not hurt you.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

16 and haven't had period. Doctor says start birth control and hormones, if I don't or start later what are the effects? Trouble conceiving later?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Other workup ???: A 16 yo without her first period deserves a workup with a variety of tests that rule out some interesting and unusual problems.If that has been done,a round of hormones to induce a cycle would be a reasonable step.The hormones by themselves are not risky to most (exceptions apply) and would not interfere with later fertility. However, if they haven't done studies to verify your parts,they need to
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Could this be why I am not pregnant? For almost 2 years my doctor had me taking continuous birth control to stop period and help with hormone imbalance. I have been off birth control completely for about 4 months now and am still not pregnant. Could tak
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A 17-year-old female asked:
I'm 16 and no period. After blood work and a sonogram my doctor said hormones and birth control. Can that affect my ability to conceive in the future?
Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No: The birth control pills help to regulate your hormone production and menstrual cycle
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Last updated Apr 18, 2016

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