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Can Diabetes Stop Your Period
Brain suppression: The hypothalamus is suppressed by the use of the oral contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation. Stress can further suppress the hypothalamus as well. The most likely cause of the absent period is minimal endometrial tissue which is common on the pill and therefore doesn't shed at the time of the due period. ...Read more
That is possible.: Yes, bulimia is extremely hard on your body. If your body fat decreases too low, your period will stop. Rapid weight increases or decreases can stop your period. Bulimia stresses your body and makes it sick - this can cause your period to stop. I hope that you are getting help for this problem. Take care. ...Read more
Birth control option: For cycle control, The use of hormonal contraception (birth control pills) can be very useful. By skipping the placebo pills of each month's pack, you can "override" a cycle. The injection Depo-Provera will also reduce periods but will take longer to do so. Additionally, the Mirena/Skyla IUD also help to reduce cycles with time. If future preg is not desired, an endometrial ablation is an option. ...Read more
Possibly.: your period usually stops when your body has gotten rid of all the destabilized uterine lining, caused by the loss of hormones that precedes a period. it is possible for the resumption of pills to stabilize the lining and potentially shorten a period, however this is not recommended. If you don't like periods, use a continuous regimen by starting a new pack of pills on your fourth week. ...Read more
The pill?: After stopping the pill, generally you will have a period a few days after the hormone pills are done and it should last the same time that other periods on the pill lasted. Usually, the next period off the pill will begin 3 -4 weeks later if your periods are regular off the pill. ...Read more
Possibly: Diabetes is known to be associated with development of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS causes an imbalance of female hormones leading to cessation or irregularity of periods. 43 yrs is also considered in the peri-menopausal age, therefore that possibility can't be completely ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started my period 3 days after restarting Metformin. Metformin prescribed for PCOS and not diabetes. Period & cramps continue to get heavier. Continue Met? Or will stopping it help my period to end?
PCOS: Please see your doctor about this as soon as possible. Let me know what develops. ...Read more
Ovulation Calculator: The are several user friendly period trackers available as apps for your phone or computer. You enter your period starting date and it predicts the rest. The accuracy increase the longer you use it. P-tracker is one our patients have found easy to work with. The free version is all that is needed. It will predict your ovulation and recommend your most fertile days for relations. ...Read more
Yes, but so can preg: Are you still sexually active? If you've stopped the pill and haven't switched to another method, you might be pregnant, but if this isn't possible, then sometimes the first period is a bit delayed. Use birth control if you're not wanting to be pregnant. There are many options other than the pill. If you want to get pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin with folate/folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This gives them the impression that they are having their period, when they are, in fact, pregnant. ...Read more
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