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can i get pregnant enven though i do not have normal periods?
krissy1991 posted:
since July of 10 i have not had regular periods. they sometime comes every 3 months but i have not had one since november of 10. i know im not pregnant right now since i take a test all the time (urine and blood) is it even possible i can conceive without haveing to tke medication?
katie15057 responded:
You can only get pregnant if you ovulate, and you WILL get a period after you ovulate and your luteal phase ends. However, even if your cycle is irregular... every time you get AF (if it really is AF and not just spotting) it shows you have ovulated, whether it be a 28 day cycle or a 42 day cycle - then you should have a chance at getting pregnant.
krissy1991 replied to katie15057's response:
ok well how would i know if it is really is af? i mean around the end of feb the er said i had a uti and my abdom pain was caused because i was about to have a period but never had one. i was having a like brownish redish discharge then but it stopped like 3 days after that.
Susannah D Copland, MD, MS responded:
Unfortunately a period is not always a sign of ovulation. Your uterus builds a lining when it sees estrogen. In women who are ovulating, the lining builds while estrogen is made as the egg approaches ovulation. After ovulation, the area where the egg left the ovary turns into a cyst of ovulation that produces progesterone. The cyst of ovulation (corpus luteum) goes away after two weeks if there is no pregnancy. If there is a pregnancy the cyst of ovulation is stimulated by pregnancy hormone to continue to make progesterone until the baby has a placenta. This is how things work in women who are ovulating. In women who are not ovulating, vaginal bleeding can occur if the lining gets too thick (our bodies make estrogen in the fat cells, so even if the ovary is not putting an egg forward, our uterine lining can build), if an egg started a journey toward ovulation, but did not complete the ovulatory process (usually resulting in a functional ovarian cyst that makes estrogen; bleeding starts when estrogen levels drop as the cyst goes away), among others. If your periods are not regular, I recommend a visit to your doctor. Blood tests can tell your doctor a lot about why you may not be regular and help get you back on the pathway to ovulation.
mandymccall replied to Susannah D Copland, MD, MS's response:
am having simular problems mine started in june i ended my shot and did not start a period till november and since then i start on sunday end the next start sunday end the next just like clock work but i am worried to death i am trying for a baby and i dont no if i am even ovulating at all now i take test all the time because i have been pregnant twice and bled after finding out w one resulting in miscarage of twins and the other giving me my lovly son... please help me i need answers soon i am getting scared.. i also get light headed every few days to sometimes once a day other then that im not having any issues.. someone hlp plse

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