This may seem a little strange, but can birth control pills make a healthy 26 year old asian woman have a period who normally doesnt have one? I ask this because she says she cant have a period unless she takes birth control pills, i thought it was the other way around. For some reason i dont believe her, i appreciate this service being available for use, thank you i hope to see the answer to my question soon.
If a 26 years old woman has never had a period, then she is probably experiencing hypogonadism (failure of the reproductive function). The cause of hypogonadism originates somewhere in the axis hypothalamus-pituitary gland-ovaries. Primarily, a woman with hypogonadism experiences no ovulation and thatâs why there is no menstruation (period). If the problem is located in the ovaries it is called "primary hypogonadism". If the problem is located in the pituitary gland it is called "secondary hypogonadism". And, if the problem is located in the hypothalamus it is called "tertian hypogonadism". Female hormones (estrogen and progesterone), taken from birth control pills, can cause only a âperiodâ but not ovulation. A âperiodâ without ovulation is not a real period but is termed pseudomenstruation (false period). It is believed that after coming off the female hormones, the normal function of the axis hypothalamus-pituitary gland-ovaries will establish itself spontaneously. If contraceptive pills do not help ovulation, stimulators like clomifen are indicated. Some types of hypogonadism are genetically conditioned and they canât be treated.
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