Top
20
Doctor insights on: Post Pill Amenorrhea

Share
1

1
How to know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

How to know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

Can happen in nl too: Exclude other causes such as pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and ovarian diseases. Use gynecologist and endocrinologist if continues . PPA is relatively common though.in normal women. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
603 doctors shared insights

Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


2

2
How do I know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

How do I know if I have post pill amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: If you have a longer than 4-5 weeks time between periods you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

3

3
Post-pill amenorrhea? What is that? A side effect?

Post-pill amenorrhea? What is that? A side effect?

Some women...: ...Stop having their menstrual period for awhile after stopping their birth control pill. It's a side effect, yes. ...Read more

4

4
How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

How long 'til I should worry about post-pill amenorrhea? Stopped pill 4 months ago and nothing since. I'm 34. Aunt went into menopause at 38. Thanks!

See GYN MD now: If it has been 4 months since pill cessation, a GYN MD can offer a "jumpstart" Rx to see if your period will restart. If not, assessment for peri menopausal issues can be done. ...Read more

5

5
I took my last bcp on july 20, 2013 had cycle on july 24 and on august 21 the usual 28 day cycle. I am now on day 34 could I have post pill amenorrhea?

I took my last bcp on july 20, 2013 had cycle on july 24 and on august 21 the usual 28 day cycle. I am now on day 34 could I have post pill amenorrhea?

Unlikely: Birth control pills, unlike the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, don't stay in your system for very long after you start taking them, and definitely wouldn't affect a cycle this far out. If you're sexually active, consider a pregnancy test. Otherwise, delay could be due to swings/changes in hormones. Also consider thyroid, pituitary or extremes of weight (thin/heavy). Good luck! ...Read more

6

6
What herbal supplements would be helpful with post-pill amenorrhea?

Vitex and others: Probably the best herb to help amenorrhea following the use of birth control pills is vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berry). Other herbs that may help include dong quai, black cohosh, rhodiola and eleutherococcus. Chinese herbal medicine is often effective in treating this problem, but it would be best to see an acupuncturist with expertise in herbs to get an individualized recommendation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Last bcp july 20, regular 28 day cycle on jul 24 and aug 21. Now day 34 no sign. Took two hpt both neg. Post pill amenorrhea or something else?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

8

8
What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

Not the same...: PCOS is a metabolic syndrome that is caused by insulin resistance. It results in many symptoms such as extra hair growth, irregular periods, dark skin under arms and around neck, etc. Post-pill amenorrhea is a few months where there is no period after you have been on the pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

10

10
How do u know if u have post pill amenorrhea? Can u still get pregnant during this time? Can a doc give you anything to help? Is it caused by stress?

How do u know if u have post pill amenorrhea? Can u still get pregnant during this time?  Can a doc give you anything to help? Is it caused by stress?

Post-pil amenorrhea?: This means having no periods for a while - like months to over a year - after stopping bc pills. Women who had irregular periods before starting the pills are at greatest risk. You can get pregnant during the time of amenorrhea (no periods) if you ovulate and have unprotected sex. So be sure to use a "barrier method, " foam & condoms, etc., to protect yourself. Stress induced? Don't know. Good luck. ...Read more

11

11
Just stopped taking birthcontrol pills mid pack I'm about 3 days late pregnancy test is negative io it possible I'm going through Post-pill Amenorrhea?

Just stopped taking birthcontrol pills mid pack I'm about 3 days late pregnancy test is negative io it possible I'm going through Post-pill Amenorrhea?

Possible: However, if you don't want to be pregnant then you need to start an alternative contraceptive method if you are sexually active to eliminate further conception concerns. ...Read more

12

12
Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Can taking too many emergency pills cause amenorrhea?

Emergency : Contraceptives? Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. You are scaring me a little here. If you are needing to take emergency contraceptives multiple times a month then you really need to start use of regular and reliable birth control. ...Read more

13

13
Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Yes-as w depoProvera: Progestin-only containing pills often induce amenorrhea..Same as depo-prover injection which is a progestin-only med..Given every 3 monthsor so and it is almost always result in amenorhea or at least just oligo-menorrhea (little period). It is good at preventing pregnancy, but not 100%..So double check for pregnancy if you are concerned..Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

14

14
Is it possible to get pregnant if I have secondary amenorrhea from stopping birth cotrol pills after 5 years?

Yes: Secondary amenorrhea can resolve itself at any time. You will ovulate prior to having your first period, so there will come a time when you are fertile, and you have no idea when that is! of course there are non-reversible causes of amenorrhea, like premature ovarian failure, that will never resolve, but they are unusual. Post pill amenorrhea usually resolves itself. ...Read more

17

17
Can changing birth control pills cause amenorrhea? I just switched brands of birth control. Can this cause my recent amenorrhea? .

Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pill (like lybrel) - then absolutely. ...Read more

20

20
Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Can doctors prescribe the birth control pill with primary amenorrhea?

Yes: First and evaluation should be done to find the cause to see if it can be treated. Hormone replacement of some type should be used if the periods can not be started naturally. ...Read more