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tryng to concieve 23 year old

What medication did you guys doctor give you to keep your hormones intact besides birth control. I am in the process of trying to concieve for a year now. I have been have having. Terrible long periods since I was 15. My periods last up to 3 to 4 months. Recentle was told I have a thick uterus lining which I shed during these months. I was prescribe metformin 1000mg. I am currently not taking anything. I have been on my period for 4 weeks now and very heavy. And I'm tried and worry that I won't be able to be a mom. I'm 23 and don't know how long I can take this. Plz help me out advice anything. Thank you.
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replied October 20th, 2011
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If you have not succeeded in your pregnancy plans, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any other underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. The chances of having a successful pregnancy depends on various factors (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc). Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, cervical or vaginal infections should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up.
Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. All the best.
Take care.

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