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Old 12-28-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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Help Needed.

I am 18 years old and my period is not regular. I usually skip about 3to4 months but have gone up to 5 or 6 months without a period before. When I finally get my period I have horrible cramps. I went to a gynecologist for a pap smear and he didn't seem concerned but I am horrified because I was told this is a sign of infertility is this true?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 
Old 12-28-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Help Needed.

I would find a different doctor. There has to be a hormone imbalance if you are not getting your periods. I wouldn't say it is a sign of infertility just yet, but it certainly isn't going to help once you do try to become pregnant.

There can be many reasons for lack of periods, namely polycystic ovarian syndrome where the egg fails to mature each month, or it could be just stress.

Sometimes, all you need is a few months on the pill to get you regulated and that might help. Definitely ask for some bloodwork done so your doctor will see where your hormones are at.

It's not unusual to skip periods, but 5-6 mos. between them is quite a bit.

 
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:11 PM   #3
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Re: Help Needed.

I think I need to make an appointment lately I have cried over everything and I cry at the drop of a hat over nothing.

 
Old 12-30-2003, 11:30 PM   #4
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Re: Help Needed.

Go see another doctor...that is definately not normal...

 
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