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taking duphaston for 2 yrs, late period

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I have been taking duphaston for irregular periods for 2 years now and i usually get my period 5 to 6 days after stopping medication. 8 days have passed since i stopped my last medication and i still don't have my period.... should i be worried about being pregnant? Thank you

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replied March 10th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

If you have been taking duphaston for irregular cycles, then it is possible that your cycles are anovulatory and chances of pregnancy would be very less likely.

The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, but can vary between 24 and 35 days. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts between two and seven days, with the average being five days.

Irregular periods are usually due to abnormal hormone levels, and ovulation is usually absent during those cycles. Hence such cycles are considered anovulatory cycles. Hence pregnancy is not possible in such conditions.

Common causes for a missed or irregular cycles can be - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Athletes (Rigorous exercise), conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles), Hormonal conditions (Eg Dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and hypothyroidism.

If not already done, you may consult with your OBGYN doctor who can examine you and provide you proper care and advice. A few tests including a ultrasound, thyroid function tests and others can be done to determine any treatable cause of your irregular cycles.

I hope this helps.
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