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Hormone production patterns and irregular periods

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Im 20 years old with a two year old daughter. Me and my partner are trying for a baby i stopp the pill 4 months ago, i then had a withdraw period. my next period came 6 weeks later, but now i am 9 days late! i keep getting crams in my stomach but pregnancy test come back negative. i usually had regular periods. so please can you help.

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replied February 15th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A10057

Given the data you provided (stop taking pill four months ago, having irregular periods, negative pregnancy tests, cramps in stomach), you might be experiencing irregular periods because your body has not restored its own regular hormone production.

Irregular periods are common when the person interferes with the normal hormone production. This happens when hormone-containing pills are started. When you begin taking the pills they completely take charge of the menstrual period. Once you stop the pills, the body is on its own. However, it still needs time (even several months in certain women) to return back to the previous hormone production pattern.

You might want to visit a gynecologist for a physical examination, hormonal laboratory tests and an ultrasound scan to check if there is another cause for the irregular periods. If nothing else is detected, then you might just keep on trying. Your menstrual periods do not have to return to a completely regular state to conceive, but once they are, your conceiving capability would be as it was previously.

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