A 36-year-old female asked:
I stopped taking birth control pills in july because i kept missing them and screwing up my system now i am getting my period every two to three weeks?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingstonanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Lots of options: The next step is to schedule a visit with an ob/gyn to evaluate the causes of irregular periods. Hormone testing can help determine this as well as an ultrasound and physical exam. Your fertility plans will help determine the options from hormone therapy, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation or a medication called lysteda.
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