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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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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