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06-22-2008, 08:37 PM
Ok, so this is my first time putting my problems "out there" and am hoping for some advice or suggestions. My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and have been trying for just about the same amount of time. I am 25 and my husband is 44. This is our first marriage, I have no children, my husband has a son who is 15 from a previous relationship. Prior to our dating I started on the Birth Control Pill. I had never been on the pill before nor had I ever had an issue with my period. I was on the pill for a year, and a month before our wedding I stopped taking it. We wanted to start trying right away. About 3 months after I stopped taking the pill I stopped getting a period. From November to March I had not one period. I went to the OBGYN for my annual and expressed my concern. A few days after my pap she called and said that it had come back abnormal, and she would need to schedule a biopsy. I was tested for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom, HPV, Cervical Cancer etc...and all of them came back negative. There was nothing wrong with me, or so I thought. She suggested my husbands sperm be tested, and thank God, nothing is wrong with him. A few weeks after my pap I started bleeding, I got my period-- I bled for 23 days straight. I called the OBGYN and she thought that it might be build up since I hadnt had a period in so long. It finally stopped for a week and a half and it started all over again! I just stopped bleeding again after another 3 week period. She feels that I am not getting pregnant because I am not regular/ovulating...but she can't figure out why my periods/cycle are such a mess. She told me to call a fertility doctor to see if they could help "diganose" me. I am getting so frustrated and just don't know where to turn...any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
10-26-2008, 10:30 PM
can I ask what type of birth control you used?
10-27-2008, 09:19 AM
I wouldn't jump right to a fertility doctor if you don't want to. I went to planned parenthood for all of my gyn needs when I didn't have insurance. Then when I got insurance - even though planned parenthood takes insurance I decided to try a "non-clinic" GYN's office. SHE WAS HORRIBLE! I went RIGHT back to Planned Parenthood. If she can't figure out what is wrong with you. Try another GYN.
Also like the person stated before me I think it has alot to do with WHAT bc you were on. You are likely to bounce back to normal with the pill than any other form. But depo-provera, things like that your system may take a while. I was on the shot ( depo ) in highschool. I had my period 9 months straight!
Good luck to you - most importantly try some stress relieving exercises. The stress of wanting a baby so bad - may mess with your cycles.
So just try and relax. Good luck to you!
10-28-2008, 11:58 PM
Since your periods seem quite irregular now, it may be beneficial (ask your GYN) to have a routine D&C to sort of "jump start" the lining of your uterus. This seems very helpful to people who have a "build up" of lining from no periods for a while. Also, if they didn't test you for endometriosis, this could be a good way to diagnose it. (This will cause fertility issues very quickly and return an abnormal pap!)
06-25-2009, 11:01 AM
My mom had very similar problems. She went to a different doctor, come to find out, her obgyn was horrible and ignored all of her concerns. She had a fibroid on her uterus the size of a softball. They scheduled surgery, and she was completely better the next month, after suffering like you were for 8 years.
06-26-2009, 09:47 AM
I wouldn't worry too much if I were you but I would definitely see a specialists to make sure nothing is wrong and to get some definite answers. Good luck and keep trying!
07-05-2009, 04:06 PM
I'm not sure what happened to my first post. LoL.. It just went POOF!
Anyway, the gist of it is your cycles were fine before hand, so they'll likely balance out. Still it is a good idea to stay in touch with a doctor just in case. And if one seems to not care, or can't find the problem, you should find another and feel not a drop of shame in doing so. :)
08-05-2009, 06:03 AM
A friend of mine had similar problems. After changing 2 doctors, and almost a year - it went off, just as it appeared. She now thinks it was probably due to work related stress.
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