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Pre menopausal or pregnant ( no period ) ?

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I have not had a period for so long and have been tested to see if I was pre menopausal, the result was that I was not. This test was done this past summer of 07'. I dont understand why I have gone so long with out a period even if though I'm on birth control and can I even get pregnant with no period?


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replied January 14th, 2008
Pre menopausal or pregnant ( no period ) ?
You wrote: "Current medical status: healthy, I have an appt. with my obgyn in about two weeks for my yearly checkup

Current medical treatment: synthroid, cymbalta and birth control"


In order to be menopausal, by definition, a woman must not have experienced menstruation for more than a year. Your menstrual cycle has ceased for only for 3 months. The time period before that elapses before menopause (pre-menopause) is characterized with rare irregular cycles like these. However, lack of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) can also signal other causes . For example, pregnancy is the most common reason for amenorrhea. In your case, pregnancy is almost impossible because of the birth control pills but you can still take a pregnancy test to be sure. The presence of functionally active ovarian cyst can also cause lack of menstruation for a few months. In order to diagnose the condition, you can visit your gynecologist for an initial exam, diagnosis and to learn about treatment alternatives.


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