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recovering anorexic, is fertility damaged for good?

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I'm a recovering anorexic and haven't had a period in almost ten years. I recently had sex and the condom broke. I've never had a pregnancy scare before. I took plan b, which I'm hoping will be effective, but my question is, will it still work if I'm not menstruating regularly? can I even get pregnant at this point? If I'm not having periods, does that also mean I'm not ovulating?

I'd also like to say that although I feel too young at this time to have a kid, I imagine one day I might feel differently and I'd like to know whether I've damaged my fertility for good.


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replied June 16th, 2014
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Absence of periods for longer gaps of time suggests chances of anovulatory cycles hence chances of pregnancy can be ruled out, but if you are having ovulation, then pregnancy could be possible. If you have taken emergency contraceptive pill within 48 hours of your unprotected intercourse, then it should help with preventing pregnancy (provided you are not sexually active after taking ECP). If worried, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination, evaluation, clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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