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Period every few months & fertility

Ever since I began menstruating I've had a period only once every few months. Does this mean I'm less fertile? Will I have trouble having children in the future?
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replied March 1st, 2008
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It means that if you want to have babies you will need to be extra diligent in planning.

OVULATION is required in order to have baby. We ovulate a few weeks before our period, so since you only have a period every few months, you need to track ovulation.

It WILL be trickier for you to plan, but it does not mean you are by any means INFERTILE.

You should still use proper BC methods if you do not want to get pregnant.
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replied October 29th, 2008
Infrequent Periods - Egg Donation
If you are having infrequent periods, you may need an egg donor to get pregnant.

Affordable egg donation and surrogacy programmes are available around the world.
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replied March 2nd, 2009
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im 25 and my periods are very messed up sometimes not having them for a year at a time and i have 3 children,i got pregnant for my last child without having a period for 5 or so months before getting pregnant,but it im sure is different for everyone
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replied October 28th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Definitely it will affect your fertility.
I would suggest you to have transvaginal ultrasound, thyroid function tests,LH & FSH assay and serum cortisol to sort out the problem.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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