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I do not have a menstrual cycle without taking birth control. Am I healthy without a cycle?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: PCOS
See your doctor and ask if you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome.
It is a common of what we call secondary amenorrhea (when you don't have periods).

In brief: PCOS
See your doctor and ask if you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome.
It is a common of what we call secondary amenorrhea (when you don't have periods).
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Risks over time
If a female doesn't have a few periods/year, then she is may be more vulnerable to the effects of unopposed estrogen which could increase her risks for both endometrial and breast cancer.

In brief: Risks over time
If a female doesn't have a few periods/year, then she is may be more vulnerable to the effects of unopposed estrogen which could increase her risks for both endometrial and breast cancer.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absent Period Risks
Going too long without a menstrual period can put you at an increased risk for uterine cancer.
Please speak with your physician to regulate your cycles or utilize Progesterone to protect the uterine lining with regular withdrawal bleeding.

In brief: Absent Period Risks
Going too long without a menstrual period can put you at an increased risk for uterine cancer.
Please speak with your physician to regulate your cycles or utilize Progesterone to protect the uterine lining with regular withdrawal bleeding.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Healthy to have
Several studies have shown that various medical problems can arise/be associated with women who have irregular or infrequent menses including hyperinsulinemia, Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, endometrial hyprplasia and endometrial (uterine) cancer.

In brief: Healthy to have
Several studies have shown that various medical problems can arise/be associated with women who have irregular or infrequent menses including hyperinsulinemia, Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, endometrial hyprplasia and endometrial (uterine) cancer.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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