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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 and Gynecology 21 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 46 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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