(Closed) No period for three months, but doc won’t help. Need advice.

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Find a new doctor. Firstly using BC to regulate periods as irregular as yours is a bad idea and doesn’t address WHY your periods were irregular in the first place. Secondly her not listening to you is a huge red flag. She refuses to address your concerns. You really need to find a different doctor, one that will listen to your concerns and address them.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely find a new doctor.  Your issues should not be ignored.  Even if just to rule out what you think it is.

perfect example of what a good GYN will do – I have been having some issues that we thought were thyroid related, so I went and got a ton of blood work done and saw an endo. no real issues wiht my blood work, so he thought that it was too much estrogen in my system from BC. So I called my doc and was told by the receptionist that I couldn’t get an appt until October. I told her I needed to talk to the doc now, because I have some health issues and need to change my BC. He called me 2 days later and I explained the situation, and we agreed that the IUD was better for me. So, I have to call in a couple of weeks when my period starts, and he said that he will note that I need an appt within 5 days of my call, no ifs and or buts (its better to put in an IUD during period because the cervix is more open and its a little less painful).

THAT is what a good doc will do.  Call around and ask if you can get in with a doc, and since you will be a new patient, it may take a couple of months. Explain your situation (you think you have PCOS and are wanting to try to conceve, and your current doc won’t do any tests) and see if you can get a sooner appt. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m about 1/4 of the way through TCOYF and I know I read something about how, in similar situations to yours where there’s no period, they can prescribe progesterone pills for a week or so, then see if you have a withdrawal bleed, which can help begin to diagnose certain problems. I don’t have the book handy, but maybe if you see another gyno, he/she could prescribe something like that? You might try double checking the book–that section would be somewhere in those first few chapters or so. If you feel like your doctor isn’t supportive and isn’t listening to you, I definitely think you should go elsewhere!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Corilee13: Seriously! Tests should have been done BEFORE being put on BC pills. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Find a new ob/gyn.

Have you been checking for cervical fluid?  If not, do this before you urinate or defecate by wiping with toilet tissue and then after you do your business. 

Don’t worry about the rubella–it was probably a ploy just to make you feel bad and deter you from the actual issue.

Check out the book Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon.  Ignore the religious aspects if it bothers you (prayer) but the science is good in it.  If you want more details, PM me and I’ll help you out.  I have PCOS so I understand the irregular periods. 

EDIT: They can induce a withdrawal bleed if needed through drugs.  They can also draw blood and suggest a transvaginal ultrasound to look at your ovaries for confirmation of PCOS.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have an extremely similar history with periods, BCP, and now being off BC. Doctors were never concerned that my periods were irregular. I wasn’t concerned either (I’m still not really concerned, but it does stink that it will take longer to get pregnant).

From what I’ve read about PCOS, it is very difficult to diagnose. However, that really is no excuse. If you want to see the doctor, why wont they just schedule you in?

If there is no reason why you can’t switch doctors, I’d find a new one.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

100% find a new doctor. I had called my doctor after 2 months with no period and they told me to wait one more month. If I still didn’t have it by then, they would see me. I actually finally got my period on my 84th cycle day, but I had plans to call my doc the next week.

So definitely find yourself a new doctor who will see you when you are concerned about something!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@beekiss: Don’t worry about the rubella–it was probably a ploy just to make you feel bad and deter you from the actual issue.

While I don’t agree with the way the doctor/assistant chastised you about the rubella issue – please DO NOT IGNORE THIS!!   Even though many individuals may have been immunized for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when they were young, it has been shown that some people in the 20+ age group are no longer immune. 

All they have to do is check your titers (blood test).  If you are not immune, it is best to get vaccinated, as becoming ill with rubella in the first 5 months of pregnancy can result in very serious problems in the developing fetus (eye problems, hearing problems, and heart problems are among the most common). 

Although contracting rubella is a rare occurence these days, believe me, it’s better to wait the couple months while they check your titers (and possibly vaccinate you), than to take that small chance of becoming infected in your early pregnancy.  I know it sucks to have to put off trying to conceive even longer (she should have just checked your titers the last time you were in there) but in this particular case, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Personally, I agree with the other posters that are suggesting you find a doctor that listens and addresses your other concerns as well – instead of just brushing them off.  If you hadn’t had issues before going on the pill that would be one thing, but since you have a history of irregular periods, she should be more attentive to your concerns now!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

You should find another doctor. I was having this problem with both my internist and gyno and ended up switching to nicer/more thorough doctors within the practice and never looked back. You have to go to someone who meshes with your personality, sometimes it’s not about the knowledge but the way they communicate it. And I think an OBGYN is the most important doctor you will probably ever see in your life, so if somehting seems wrong ask to see someone else.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@echo:  The way it sounded was the Rubella thing was an excuse to not listen to her actual problem.

I’ve been vaccinated and it’s standard practice to vaccinate against it.  But at this point, I think it’s premature for her to ostracized for charting b/c she hasn’t been tested for Rubella.

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