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I'm 22 years old and i haven't had a menstrual cycle for a year. This concerns me greatly. What should I do? Does it mean i won't have kids?
Need eval: You absolutely should go to see a gynecologist and discuss this further with the doctor. Some examination, blood works and sonogram would be needed to check the anatomy as well as the physiology of your reproductive organs etc- and go from there. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
My menstrual cycle has came on time every 28 days since the onset. This year, it has been coming every 23 days instead. Why? Aa female, 34, no kids
Hormones: Your pituitary makes precursor hormones that tell your ovary when and how much estrogen and Progesterone to make, which determines the length of your cycle. Cycles do change over time. So long as no pituitary or thyroid problem, then change in cycle is due solely to changes in natural hormone production. Birth control pills can help regulate to 28 days, but unnecessary if that's only concern. ...Read more
Menstrual cycle has shortened from 28 days too 25 days 24 never had children or been on and contraceptives... Suffer anxiety... Help?
Normal Range 21-37: You are still w/in the normal range, so it may be nothing to worry about. But, since it has changed you could ask your doctor to examine you and perhaps do some lab tests to see if anything is irregular. It's probably fine. For the anxiety, consider a bit of CBT therapy to learn skills to manage anxiety. ...Read more
I have never been able to have children . Nothing wrong with menstrual cycle , no cysts. I just started take B12 and B6 a month ago . Could that help?
Hi doc, I am 36 years old and have a son of 8years and want to have another child.My menstrual cycle is normal do I need medication to conceive?
Probably not: It sounds like you are in good health and are still far away from menopause. After age 35 genetic counseling is recommended because there is a higher risk for certain diseases in the baby. Generally you wouldn't start with fertility medication until after one year of trying to get pregnant. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Best wishes and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes an abnormal menstrual cycle? I am a healthy 33 year old female. I don't smoke, do drugs or drink. I have two children (12 and 10) both normal births. I have only one sexual partner (my husband) who had a vasectomy about 8 years ago. I have had
I : I can understand your concern as that is a very unusual menstrual cycle. Please take a pregnancy test to be sure that isn't the cause, but it sounds unlikely. Please have your thyroid hormones checked to be sure you are not hypothyroid. It is also important to be sure you are receiving adequate nutrition, as patient's with malnutrition can have irregular cycles. That is a very long time to go without a period so i advise that you do see a gynecologist and have this completely evaluated. ...Read more
What's wrong with me, i haven't gotten my period for a year and it would only come once? I'm planning to have children but i haven't gotten my menstrual period for almost 2 years now and i would have my once within the 2 years. I'm scared is this life thr
You : You need to have a complete medical evaluation. You should have blood testing including thyroid hormone levels. Your weight should be assessed, as either too high or too low of a weight can cause amenorrhea (absence of periods). You do need to have a complete medical evaluation for not having your periods in two years. ...Read more
I have been trying to conceive my second child for 7yeArs now. It's really frustrating. My menstrual period has been irregular since my c-section.help?
Unfortunately: This forum wouldnt be adequate to give you a thorough answer. You should see your gynecologist of a reproductive endocrinologist for evaluation and help. Irregular cycles may mean irregular ovulation. A cesarean section would cause irreg ovulation however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im currently pregnant and don't know who the father of my child is..... I only had 2 partners. The first day of my last menstrual period was the 9/7/2011, i had sex with one of my partners on the 16th of september and sex with the other one on the 23rd of
COULD BE EITHER: It could be partner #1 with whom you had sex on cycle day9-10, if you have a short menstrual cycle every 24-26 days. If your cycle is normally every 30-31 days, then my guess would be partner #2. Since the baby was conceived in 2011 and should have been born in 2012, which father does the baby look like? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I want my menstrual cycle to come sooner and I am ovulating, is there an otc drug I can take to force it to come? If so name the drug(s).
I've haven't had much of a menstrual cycle for 15 years because of an iud. A few days ago I began having cycle with a large amount of brown, stringy s?
Need gyn eval: Is IUD still in place? Have you had the same IUD in place that long? If paragard or copper IUD these usually have to be removed & replaced after 10 years. If progesterone IUD, they need to be removed and changed each 5 years. Best to see gyn to be sure no issues of infection or other cause of bleeding (polyps, fibroids, etc). Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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