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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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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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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