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I do not have a menstrual cycle without taking birth control. Am I healthy without a cycle?

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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
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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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