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blessed123 posted:
Can a women get pregant if she doesnt have a period.
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear blessed: It depends upon what has caused her missing period(s). Here are some possible causes and their pregnancy potential:

Missed ovulations--This is one of the most common causes of missed periods. It can be triggered by stress, advancing age, being heavy set, low thyroid, and MANY other conditions. While one needs to ovulate (release an egg) to be able to conceive, some women will ovulate unexpectedly and, if having unprotected sex, can get pregnant.

True menopause-Not only does a menopausal woman not ovulate, but her estrogen levels are too low to grow a uterine lining to be shed. Most women over the age of natural menopause (average 51 years old) do not get pregnant.

Premature menopause/premature ovarian failure (POF)--In these younger women, the ovaries may suddenly begin to produce estrogen and ovulate erratically. The data suggests that 5-10% of POF women will conceive unexpectedly. That is good news if women are trying to conceive. But the majority of women with POF will usually have a family via donor eggs, or adoption. There have been numerous studies of ovulation induction treatments (eg. Clomid, estrogens, GnRH, FSH, etc.) for women with POF.

blessed123, your best bet is to ask your GYN or clinic to identify the cause of missed periods. If the woman does not want to get pregnant then she should use some type of birth control. I suspect most OBs have delivered patients who were told that they could not get pregnant.

Yours,
Jane


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