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Can you conceive when you have secondary amenorrhea?

Can you conceive when you have secondary amenorrhea?

2ndary infertility: Yes, but usually with special assistance and/or resolution of the central or hypothalamic-pituitary problem triggering the amenorhea. For example, excessive exercise is a cause of amenorrhea which will resolve with lighter exercise. Post-pill amenorrhea may take a variable time to resolve. ...Read more

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

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Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea?

Can you ovulate if you have amenorrhea?

Sometimes: Although amenorrhea often signals that ovulation isn't happening, you shouldn't assume that you can't get pregnant just because you aren't having regular periods. If you are trying to get pregnant, and have questions about your cycle, you should see a healthcare provider. Similarly, if you aren't having periods and you did previously, you should get checked out! ...Read more

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Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Yes: Although hyperprolactinemia can cause infertility, there are certain types of prolactin - sometimes called big or macroprolactinemia - associated sometimes with normal menses and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you conceive when you're not ovulating? Or ovulation must occur?

Can you conceive when you're not ovulating? Or ovulation must occur?

Gotta Ovulate: In order to conceive you must ovulate (release an egg from the ovary). But even if you have very irregular cycles then you may be ovulating unpredictably. Seeing an md to determine why you are irregular is appropriate. ...Read more

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Does having primary amenorrhea cause you to get pregnant?

Does having primary amenorrhea cause you to get pregnant?

No: Primary amenorrhea implies that one is past the point of the expected first period but has never had a period. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I have secondary amenorrhea?

Can I  get pregnant if I have secondary amenorrhea?

Yes !: Pregnancy is the most common cause of secondary amenorrhea. This may be true even for women with a tubal ligation. Get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does having an irregular period mean that you are infertile or that it will be harder to get pregnant? Can you still ovulate?

Does having an irregular period mean that you are infertile or that it will be harder to get pregnant? Can you still ovulate?

Right track: Having irregular periods can mean that ovulations occur irregularly and thus the woman has a harder time to become pregnant. It is a good idea, though, to have a health check and see if diseases of other organ systems interfere with regular ovulation, e.g,, the thyroid gland or the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Could birth control cause you levels to suggest you have hypothyroidism when actually you do not?

Could birth control cause you levels to suggest you have hypothyroidism when actually you do not?

No: The estrogen in birth control pills increase the levels of thyroid hormone binding proteins in the blood. This requires your thyroid to make more hormone to fill up the binding sites. If the thyroid is not working well, it will result in lower blood levels of thyroid hormone and a rise in tsh, the test used to determine hypothyroidism. A rise in TSH with birth control pills means hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How to know if I have secondary amenorrhea or primary amenorrhea?

Easy: If you have never had a menstrual period that is by definition primary amenorrhea. In that case usually a woman lacks normal ovaries. If a woman has already had normal menstrual periods for a while and then stops menstruating prematurely (before menopause) then we are dealing with secondary amenorrhea. This usually has a reversible cause that can be diagnosed with simple tests and easily treated. ...Read more

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How do you know you are pregnant after taking Clomid (clomiphene) when you normally have irregular cycles which can go even for 90days.When should you do a test?

How do you know you are pregnant after taking  Clomid (clomiphene) when you normally have irregular cycles which can go even for 90days.When should you do a  test?

NEED ULTRASOUND EXAM: The only way to accurately see the occurence and timing of ovulation in a women like yourself who is taking Clomid (clomiphene) is to have periodic transvag ultrasound exams to see if and when follicles develope. ...Read more

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I was always told if you have an irregular period it can cause problems when you try to conceive is this true?

I was always told if you have an irregular period it can cause problems when you try to conceive is this true?

Depends: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have mild ovulatory dysfunction, the most frequent female fertility problem (30%.) if this is the only abnormality you and your partner have, you may not even have problems conceiving. If there are other problems, depending what they are, your chances could be less good. ...Read more

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If you have a low body weight can you still govulate and get pregnant if you have amenorrhea?

Yes but low chance: Need more information though, as to how low the BMI is, how long the amenorrhea is being going on, what there hormone tests have been done? Clearly, the chance of pregnancy is very low if the amenorrhea is long standing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if I have secondary amenorrhea?

Yes: If the cause of amenorrhea is identified and treated if necessary. Maintain healthy weight and dont give up ! ...Read more

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What are some things that can cause you to now have your periods, when you had periods before?

What are some things that can cause you to now have your periods, when you had periods before?

Not ovulating: Anything that keeps you from ovulating will cause your periods to stop. Pregnancy certain medications stress strenuous exercise significant weight gain or loss. ...Read more

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How can you suspect pregnancy if you have irregular periods?

How can you suspect pregnancy if you have irregular periods?

It's difficult: It's really hard with irregular periods. If you have irregular cycles, it can also make it harder to conceive, predisposes to miscarriage, increases the risk of pregnancy complications, and ups the odds of health problems. See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who is specially trained in this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you still ovulate even when you have irregular periods?

Ovulation : You can ovulate when your periods are irregular. It is just unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can you have menses and not ovulate?

Can you have menses and not ovulate?

Uterine bleeding: In regularly-cycling women, ovulation at midcycle is the norm but not a definitive indication. The only absolute indication is a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you conceive when you're not ovulating?

Can you conceive when you're not ovulating?

No: Basically, no. Except in certain specific treatment situations, ovulation is require to conceive. ...Read more