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If i was using the shot &stopped why have i gotten my period every wk for 3 wks?

If i was using the shot &stopped why have i gotten my period every wk for 3 wks?

Hormonal reset.: The depo shot shuts down the reproductive cycle that is regulated by the pituitary gland. 3 months after your last shot, the pituitary gland will resume regulating your cycles, but it takes a while to start functioning normally. Spotting is quite common during this time. If your cycle is still "messed up" after another month or so, follow up with your Gyno. Meanwhile, no worries. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Why have I gotten my period three times this month? Could it be because of a Plan B pill?

Why have I gotten my period three times this month? Could it be because of a Plan B pill?

Perhaps it is the: Plan B because morning after pills use an absurd amount of synthetic hormones and chemicals to knock your uterus into not getting pregnant. You will continue to have irregular spotting for the next few weeks while your cycle tries to reset itself. It is generally safer to stick with traditional contraceptive methods to keep your cycle regular and predictable. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill and I got my period 5 days early while still taking the pills. why have I gotten my period, the cramps are very painful ?

I'm on the pill and I got my period 5 days early while still taking the pills. why have I gotten my period, the cramps are very painful ?

Could be : Your period can come early while on the pill if you miss pills or take them late. The other possibility is a pelvic infection which would also explain the cramping. See your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic for evaluation and treatment ASAP. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period in 8 months!? Advice please?

If you previously: Had a regular period - it would be important to have this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period for 2 months. What should I do?

I have not gotten my period for 2 months. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: A woman who misses her period for 2 months may want to do a pregnancy test. If the test is negative and she is 51 y/o she may be approaching menopause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not gotten my period this whole month, why?

What to do if I have not gotten my period this whole month, why?

Possible reasons: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period in over a year, should I be concerned?

I have not gotten my period in over a year, should I be concerned?

I would encourage: You to schedule a gynecological evaluation - so that the reason can be determined. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period in 3 years, and I am 23; what could be wrong?

I have not gotten my period in 3 years, and I am 23; what could be wrong?

Many things: Many things can be wrong when a 23 y/o woman has not had her menstrual period in 3 years. A doctor will be a able to sort things out. ...Read more

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1st day mens feb 1, i took pills feb 3rd, did not stop taking until march 6. until now i have not gotten my period. ?

1st day mens  feb 1, i took pills feb 3rd, did not stop taking until march 6. until now i have not gotten my period. ?

Pregnancy test: Hi Annie255, The safest thing to do is have a pregnancy test. You don't have to stop your pills unless you are pregnant. It is not unusual to skip periods when on the B.C. pill. Just confirm that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Started new pill 3 months ago. Last month, had period for 2 weeks but light. Now this month I have not gotten my period. What is causing this?

Started new pill 3 months ago. Last month, had period for 2 weeks but light. Now this month I have not gotten my period. What is causing this?

Common: It's very common to have light periods or no periods on birth control pills. This is more likely on pills with a very low dose of estrogen (20 mcg). Switching to a BCP with 30 or 35 mcg of estrogen will often restore normal menstruation. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have not gotten my period in 3 years! will this affect my fertility?

I'm 19 and have not gotten my period in 3 years! will this affect my fertility?

Do not ignore: If you do not get somewhat regular periods, it will be difficult (not usually impossible) to conceive without help. That can be addressed when you are ready to have children. It is never a good idea to allow this to go on for long periods of time without any testing or treatment regardless. It is a good idea to see your gyn. ...Read more

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I started seasonale 1 month ago. I've not gotten my period this month. Is that supposed to happen?

I started seasonale 1 month ago. I've not gotten my period this month. Is that supposed to happen?

Normal: Hopefully the doctor who gave you seasonale explained how it works. It gives you a cycle every 3 months. That its benefit and the reason people like it. ...Read more

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I've been ovulating for 4-5 days and I have not gotten my period yet. How long before ovulation does ones period start?

I've been ovulating for 4-5 days and I have not gotten my period yet. How long before ovulation does ones period start?

12-14 days: Ovulation, which is when the egg is released from the ovary, lasts one day (though the symptoms can last longer). This typically comes 12-14 days before the next period is due. The time from the period to the next ovulation is more variable. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B pill twice this month but I have not gotten my period .. I had another slip up on Saturday should I take it again ?

I took the Plan B pill twice this month  but I have not gotten my period .. I had another slip up on Saturday should I take it again ?

"?SLIP UP!?": Taking it again is up to you. You need to seriously consider getting on Birth Control and using condoms too, as it appears you are using Plan B as your BC, and Plan B is an emergency contraceptive only! Plan B works on your hormone levels and may alter your cycle. See the Dr. and get on BC! ...Read more

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Have not gotten my period this month (may)? Is this normal. Should I be worried. This never really happens. I am not stress or anything. HELP!!

Have not gotten my period this month (may)? Is this normal. Should I be worried. This never really happens. I am not stress or anything. HELP!!

Depends: Did you have unprotected sex since your last period? If you did, do a pregnancy test. use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period but I have not had sex. What could be wrong?

I have not gotten my period but I have not had sex. What could be wrong?

Delayed ovulation: If you were having regular periods before this one, then you probably had a delayed ovulation. Give it another week. If it doesn't start, talk to your GYN. He or she mau give you some medicine to get it started again. ...Read more

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I had never had sex and I have not gotten my period yet for about 2 months. What do I do?

I had never had sex and I have not gotten my period yet for about 2 months. What do I do?

See below: I think you can safely wait it out. Is sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle; one in which an egg is not released. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 36 yrs & my 3rd child is now 14 months. She was exclusively breastfed. She still nurses but not a ton. I still have not gotten my period. Normal?

I'm 36 yrs & my 3rd child is now 14 months. She was exclusively breastfed. She still nurses but not a ton. I still have not gotten my period. Normal?

Normal: This is quite normal, but also be aware you may be ovulating on and off if she is decreasing her nursing. That means there is a possibility of pregnancy. I would advise you at least check a pregnancy test if you are not using any other form of contraception. I never had a period between my first two children - became pregnant with #2 while still breastfeeding #1. Otherwise, not to worry. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more