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Hi... I was on birth control for 3 months and stopped then got my natural periods but it was like irregular then suddenly my periods got disappeared for 2 months and still nothing i had this issue of missed period before and was given medroxy progesteron but it did not work so i was put on birth control to regulate my periods meanwhile i had done all tests and ultrasounds to make sure whats going on but found out nothing, now again same issue so i was referred to a fertility doctor and since me and my husband are trying to conceive she put me on provera for seven days and on my 5th day of period she prescribed min-ovral birth control tablet for a month and in between she is running all tests,ultrasounds and sonohysterogram. So when i asked about birth control she said i would be more sensitive after stopping and whatever treatment she give will work out for conceiving. My question is whether to go for the treatment for the above or to wait instead of taking birth control? We

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replied November 3rd, 2014
Infertility Answer A49836
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for your irregular periods and long gaps between periods without examining you and going ahead with thorough evaluation. Having long gaps between periods usually suggests anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without release of egg from ovary). If you are not pregnant, the possibilities could include secondary amenorrhea due to obesity or increase in body fat percentage, brain or pituitary tumors, PCOS, ovarian suppression, premature ovarian failure, thyroid dysfunction, use of certain medications, changes in stress levels or lifestyle, hormonal derangements, etc. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation (physical examination, blood and hormonal work-up, ultrasound scan) to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you get your periods and regulate them and get pregnant. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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