(Closed) Very Irregular Periods – When to see a doctor?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Huntcat27:  I’m new to this whole TTC thing, so I may not be 100% correct in my thought here but: I think if anytime in your cycle you aren’t confident in something, its a good idea to see your doctor, he/she will be able to answer any questions you have and help to steer you into the right direction.

Before Fiance and I made the decision to TTC I saw my doctor, she sent me for ultrasounds and etc. She gave me some prenatal vitamin samples and told us to just get to it, she basically said we shouldn’t have any concerns about my fertility anymore (I had PCOS — but over time all the symptoms have been going away — including the fact that my ovaries are no longer covered in cysts) and that the only time she would see me about my fertility is after a year of trying, because until then theres nothing to worry about.

I don’t think its ever too soon to see your doctor, if you have concerns/questions, thats what doctors are there for! Good Luck!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  Stephville.
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would call and make an appointment with your doctor since it’s been over 6 months and your periods are still wonky. Definitely specify that you’re TTC as well.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Huntcat27:  I’m in the same boat!!! On the pill for 10 years, history of an eating disorder, at a healthy (but low healthy) weight, and no period off the pill. I think it’s hypothalamic amenorrhea, which a lot of people experience in this situation. I’ve read some people need to get their BMI up to 23 before getting their period back. I’m trying to cut back on exercise and gain a few pounds, and I’m seeing a doctor in January for some blood work. Ugh…

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d see a doctor now, even if not to take immediate action, but to get some diagnostic testing done and discuss a plan. My first 3 cycles off BC were like 92, 45, and 98 days, then settled around my normal – 35-40 days.  My doctor was ready to put me on Clomid to help with earlier O so if you are TTC and want to get more aggresive that may be an option.  I opted to try 3 cycles on my own, but then got more aggressive with treatments.  Any meds (Clomid/Femera/inejctibles) will mess with your cycle too. I’m on CD33 now wiht no sign of O after injectibles in September.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You say you’re a healthy, lean weight.  Is it possible your body fat pecentage is to low for your body to cycle regularly?

Especially considering your previous history of hormonal imbalance, it would probably be a good idea to see a doctor so they can help you figure out what’s going on and why you aren’t cyclying normally.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

RunnerBride13:  For long periods?  No, I only took BC for about 2 years.  Before that my normal cycle was always 35-42 days also.  Doc was never concerned and said non 28 days and variations were normal.  For the IF?  No also, all testing and numbers are smack in the middle of normal range.  I don’t even care that this cycle is so long, I’m  just waiting until next calendar year for another round of IVF anyways, I’ve pretty much given up all hope that getting pregnant the “normal” way is going to happen for me.  My BMI is about 21-22, so that’s intersting about BMI of 23.  This has always been my natural comfortable state though.  I eat pretty heathly, but am definitely not as active as I should be.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Based on your history, yes see a dr now.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Huntcat27:  Defintely keep me posted! My BMI is just about 19, but I’m switching some cardio for weight lifting so I should be able to gain a few pounds. My diet is good- I eat lots of fats and protein and carbs, vitamins too. I think the same thing is going on, and my mom and sister are the same too! When is your appointment?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Huntcat27:  I had a hormonal imbalance that caused irregular periods.  When I stopped taking the pill,  I only ovulated 9 times in 15 months.  I went to the doctor and got my blood work drawn about 6 months after getting off the pill.  Unfortunately my doctor told me the only way to balance my hormones was to get back on the pill, which isnt what you want to hear when you are TTC.  I drank Fertilitea that has vitex in it for about 4-5 months.  It didnt help.  It made my cycles worse.  I started taking 400 mg of IC3 (indole-3-carbinol) a day in June 2014 (after a year of TTC).  It worked wonders.  I felt better almost immediately bc of my hormones being balanced.  The cycle I started taking it was my first one under 40 days since coming off the pill.  and they just kept getting shorter (my next cycle was 33 days, and my next one would have been 31 days).  I got pregnant 3 cycles after starting I3C.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Huntcat27:  January 16th for the same reason!! Then I figure they will do a blood test and make us come back for the results, whenever there is an appointment free. Ugh!! I have only been off the pill since September though, so I should wait a full 3 months before getting tests done anyway.

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